Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Nathan and I were playing Know It or Blow It one day and I was doing pretty good, moving along through trivia questions like, name the 7 continents, what are the 4 types of taste buds, and who are the 5 family members in The Simpsons?
But then I hit a snag when it came to naming the 8 original Disney princesses. I know I should have my girl card taken away for this but I could only come up with 2...well, technically just one because I said, "Ariel and the one in the yellow dress." I'm so ashamed. I couldn't even come up with Cinderella?! Sheesh.
On the other hand, I CAN name 8 Monster Jam trucks:)
Friday, August 5, 2011
This is Screature. Santa brought him for Nathan back in 2009. It freaked him out so much that it has been sitting on a bookshelf in my bedroom ever since along with a fake tarantula and a poisonous Shrek glass that we were supposed to return to McDonald's but never did. It's the scary shelf.
And now for a scary poem by Thomas that no doubt disturbed his 3rd grade teacher.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I was hanging up some laundry in my closet the other day and noticed my Food Network magazines stacked up against the wall. Staring up at me was a picture of this pasta dish. It was the cover recipe from an old issue--July/August of last year. It looked so good, I couldn't believe I hadn't tried it yet. I finished up the laundry, headed into town for the ingredients, made it for dinner that night and...
I could've been eating this since last year?! Not fair! It was great but I did make a major change to the original recipe--I served it hot instead of cold. Delicious.
Roasted Pepper Pasta (original recipe here )
16 oz box rigatoni
3 bell peppers, halved, stemmed and seeded
6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1/2 cup almonds
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 oz bocconcini (small mozzarella balls)
1 bunch fresh basil, leaves torn
salt and pepper
Cook rigatoni as directed.
Place garlic and peppers (cut side down) on a foil lined broiler pan or cookie sheet. Broil for 8 minutes or until peppers are charred. Put garlic and charred peppers into a container and cover for about 5 minutes.
Toast the almonds in a a dry skillet over medium high heat. When browned and fragrant remove from skillet, let cool then chop.
Peel roasted peppers and cut into strips. Squeeze garlic onto a cutting board and mash with 1/2 tsp salt.
Add peppers and garlic paste into a bowl with olive oil and lemon juice. Add bocconcini, almonds, basil, pasta and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Look who got a new toy!
For the past 2 years that Indie has been with us she has never had a toy of her own. I did get her a Nylabone once to dissuade her from chewing on our rocking chairs and she does have a purple squeaky ball that was a hand me down from the huskies but I've never bought her a toy specifically for her to play with and enjoy.
I was feeling a little guilty about that, after all, the huskies had a ton of squeaky toys, balls, stuffed hedgehogs and kongs. So we headed to PetSmart recently and Nathan picked out a brand new toy just for Indie. It turns out, like everyone else in this household, she loves donuts.