Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Today's Yum is a local wine. My friend brought it to our house on Christmas eve. It's really good. Strawberry flavored. I bought a bottle a few weeks ago, but have been sick, so I haven't had any yet. The vineyard is in Sandown, NH.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
Ingredients •1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta •2 tablespoons butter •1/4 cup all-purpose flour •1/2 teaspoon salt •2 cups milk •1/4 cup water •4 eggs, lightly beaten •2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce •2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided •1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
•Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth; gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
•Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add eggs. Spoon into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Layer each with one can of tomato sauce, half the mozzarella cheese and half the white sauce. Sprinkle each with half the Parmesan cheese.
•Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake second casserole, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. © Taste of Home 2012
•To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 7-10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
•Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).
Nutrition Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 274 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I've been sending & receiving lots of happy mail lately. It's so nice to get surprise things in the mail. I've been getting lots of post cards. I want to put them all in a book someday. I have every state in the U.S. except Alaska. So I'm going to work on getting one.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I'm hoping to get a new tattoo this year on the back of my neck. I was checking out Pinterest & We Heart It for some ideas. I'm thinking of my sign Cancer. Kind of small. Up kind of high. I also love feathers, keys, celestial things, dream catchers & more.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I got a gift card for Christmas for Michaels. I went in there after X-mas to look for stuff, but couldn't find anything. I've been scrapbooking a lot for the past few weeks & took note of what I needed. Lots of blingy things, so I got all this stuff. I still have $8 left on the gc.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I'm making this recipe tomorrow. I'm hoping it's as good as it sounds. I got it from Six Sister's blog.
1 envelope taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium seasoning and it was still delicious)
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
1 (16 oz) jar of your favorite salsa
Directions: Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray for easy clean-up. Place chicken in the bottom, pour salsa on top, and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. For tacos, serve the chicken with crunchy taco shells and/or soft flour tortillas, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, and any other taco toppings you love. You could also use the chicken for for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, quesadillas, etc, etc!
Monday, January 14, 2013
I am never ever ever cutting bangs again. There, I've said it. I want you all to remind me, the next time I say that I'm thinking of cutting bangs, that it's a bad idea & I said that I was never ever ever cutting bangs again. I found a blog with 15 ideas how to pin back your bangs, but mine are too short to do any of it. When my hair grows a bit I can try some of the ideas.
p.s. Does anyone else think Baby Lips have horrible colors? I got the Pink punch today & yuck (I have that on in this pic). I had the cherry, but it ran out. Maybe I should have stuck with that. I know they have a clear, but I don't really like clear. Even if I put clear under or over a lipstick. It's just not the same.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Montreal (photo via Pinterest)
We're also thinking of Bar Harbor again. We've been there a lot & I really like it there, but we always go in June for my birthday & it's always cool & rainy. There is a boat called the Cat & you can go to Nova Scotia, Canada on it from Bar Harbor. We need a passport for Nova Scotia too. My family way back is from there, so I'd love to check it out since it really isn't too far away. But $ is kind of an issue this year. I might be having eye lazer surgery which isn't cheap. So we'll think about vacations & try to find some cheap hotel faires. At least we can drive & don't need to worry about getting airfare.
Below is Bar Harbor. So relaxing.