I made the Bacon Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups for dinner last night. :)
Assembled my ingredients:
Followed the recipe. My family kept asking what smelled so good. :) (Quite possibly the bacon, garlic & onions...) I diced the onion and cried. I smashed the garlic like they do on tv. I felt very Food Channelly.
I put mine together in a shallow pan so all the stuff wouldn't go all over the counter.
I didn't see in the recipe where it told you to hold back some of the bacon...so I didn't have any to sprinkle on top. So imagine bacon sprinkled on top...and then a lovely Caesar salad & garlic bread. We had that too, but it didn't make it into the picture. Soooooooo good. Everybody gave it a thumbs up. Delicious! A LOT of prep work...I will definitely make it again, but not until I'm the the mood to be cheffy.
And this makes me happy:
Happy Wednesday! Glad you made it to Grandpa & Grandma's Luke...love you!
1. thankful Shelby is feeling so much better! Sunday I would have said she was down for the week. I'd never seen her so miserable. And she's not a complainer. Today she's back in school. Strep negative. Mono negative. Woohoo! 'Just' a super nasty throat virus. Now to make up the two tests she missed yesterday...poor girl.
2. going to Safeway today... Along with a million other people I'm sure. Doing a little Thanksgiving shopping. We're actually going to my brother's house...and I'm bringing ham, rolls, and a sour cream & raisin pie. I'm going to be trying some new recipes too (thank you Gloria & Grace).
3. all I want for Thanksgiving is a little codeine... Seriously thinking of calling the doctor and going in. Stupid cough. You know how something is manageable during the day, and then at night it's not? It's louder and hackier. And you can't sleep. Ugh.
4. Totally random. The Blacklist last night. Holy cow!! That's all.
5. Going to make this, maybe next week some time: Chicken & Bacon lasagna. I swoon. Find the recipe here.
Happy Tuesday! Drive safe Luke...say hi to Grandpa & Grandma for us! :)
Watching Luke play basketball on the computer. By the way, it's really hard to take a picture of a basketball game on a computer screen. Good job beating Dordt guys! :)
That's all...Happy Friday!
I should tell you, that on yesterday's cooking post...I forgot to mention the ham & cheese sandwich I made for Iz last week. He told me I didn't remove the paper that comes between the cheese slices. So I made him a ham, cheese & paper sandwich. I rock. Food is SO my thing.
p.s. In my defense, it was pepper jack cheese, so the paper totally blended.
For me it's no, and meh. My family eats/likes what I make. But then again, they don't know any better. ha. Well, except for Iz...
I LOVE watching the food channel. I like to peruse cook books. Actual cooking just isn't my favorite. And I don't have time for hours of meal prep. So. I find myself making the same things over and over. Do you do that?
Do you make things that your mom made for you growing up? Have I told you about the first time I made spaghetti for Iz when we were married? I set it down in front of him and he said, "What's that?" And I said, "Spaghetti." And he said, "No it's not." My Dad had bad heartburn...and quite possibly the blandest palate in the world. So growing up, we had NO spice. Couldn't have pizza..."it gives your Dad heartburn". Or as he liked to say, "I like pizza...but it doesn't like me." No zip, no peppers, no onions, no curry, no spicy, and absolutely no HOT. And I mean no hot like no zip...and no hot, like no hot. Like the man put ice cubes in his Chinese tea. (And so do I.) He blew on things to cool them off for FOREVER. Which now that I think on it, fully explains my 140 degree hot chocolate at Starbucks.
Anyhoo. Spaghetti for me growing up was spaghetti noodles, hamburger, and...wait for it...tomato soup. Because good lord, spaghetti sauce gave him heartburn. It was SPICY. So when I made spaghetti for Iz...it wasn't quite what he was used to. I have not met ONE other person who makes spaghetti with tomato soup. And by the way, I make spaghetti the NORMAL way now. Well, not normal like Italians make it...but normal by most people's standards. But I still make myself a little portion using tomato soup. (Whispering...because I like it that way. Love you Dad.)
I remember Mom's fried chicken. Just about every Sunday for lunch. We would sit down...the 3 of us...Dad would pray, and we would eat fried chicken. Mom would tell him he had a good sermon. There were potatoes and a veggie. Slices of bread on a plate. ??? And beets in a bowl. Blasted beets. I hate beets. I ate them then, but not now. I never make fried chicken. Not sure why. I don't have a fryer I guess. Mom fried EVERYTHING in lard. If it was fried, it was fried in lard. Lard is such a disgusting word, right? Her fried okra rocked. Battered in corn meal and fried. Candy. And her lime pickles. But I don't make those either. huh.
Don't get me started on oleo. My Mom adored oleo. Mostly because I think she was too frugal to buy butter. I converted to butter after marrying Iz. And having good friends who are dairy farmers. And hearing some urban legend about how you could leave a tub of oleo in your garage from now until Jesus comes, and it wouldn't change a bit. And I thought about that same concept with my stomach. I was cured of oleo. Sorry Mom.
I want to master beef stew. I love it. I just never make it. So I'm going to start. But it can't have celery in it. I hate celery.
And I want to make these. It's not cooking...it's baking. But they're adorable: Sugar cookies. Ha! Genius.
And this at Christmas...again, not cooking: Lime sherbet and Sprite...Grinch floats!! :)
So what are your favorite things to cook? What are your go-to meals? Happy Thursday! Let me know on your basketball schedule next month Luke!
Still catching up. I actually am up to last week...but I'm missing pictures from the week before (the West Point trip). So I'm picking those up today and will work on that. Then I shall take a bonk-load of pictures and share with you.
I made some more random PL cards:
2 - 4x6 cards and 2 - 3x4 cards. Don't you love how the 'the fox says I love you' card goes so well with the Army strong cards??
Soooooo...there's a few for Christmas. One more for West Point...Thor because we went to see Thor (soooo good!) and I'm going to put my movie ticket on it...and another I love you fox one. Loving those cute little foxes lately. :)
2. December Daily.
Ok. I'm in! Still not sure what album I'm going to use, but I'm excited to make something. I should probably start thinking about that, as December is right around the corner!
3. Early Release.
And so it begins. Sigh. Conference time. For the rest of the week...and ALL of next week...every bloody day is early release. Belle's conference is today...Ian's is tomorrow. I am so ready for Thanksgiving break. I will miss Luke, but it will be nice to slow down and have some family time. (Whispering...I have convinced Iz to go Black Friday shopping with me!) And if that's not quality couple time, I don't know what is! Besides, we're going out for breakfast. I think that was a big draw. Because it probably wasn't the Starbucks, next to Apocalyptic conditions in the parking lots, and hoardes of crazy people that made him say yes.
Happy Wednesday! Luke...call your grandparents. CALL them. About Thanksgiving. Grandma wants to know if you're coming.
If you are NOT...what made you decide to say nah, don't think so?
I don't know. I really, REALLY want to. I LOVE the idea of it. I have a Pinterest Board for ideas and everything. BUT. I'm afraid I'm more excited about making the album than filling it up. Does that make any sense? I'm afraid I won't stick with it. And I'll have yet another album that goes until approximately December 19. (Not that it's still not a blast looking at those albums.) I just don't want to run out of steam. AGAIN.
I DID buy a kit. The Cocoa Daisy Day in the Life Christmas Kit:
No regrets. Love it.
And I have started a drawer of December Daily 'stuff'. You know, just in case. ;) I have no idea what album I might use...hmmm. Now that I'm finally catching up on Project Life, I'm really wanting to do it. But I'm still on the fence. Help.....I'm a sheep. I'll totally do what you say. LOL
Happy Tuesday! Luke, the game wasn't on last night. :( Missed seeing you!
Basically we drove. And drove and drove and drove.
Belle's soccer game Saturday was in Pasco (6 hour drive). We couldn't leave until 6pm Friday night out of Seattle, due to work. The Pass was horrible! Snow...ice...stupid little cars and pick ups who thought 'traction tires required' really didn't mean THEM. Literally over 100 cars and semis stopped, trying to put on chains, or stuck. Just before we got to the summit, there were 3-4 semis stuck sideways blocking all the right lanes...and 2 cars stuck blocking the left side. So 3 lanes of traffic were merging to creep through the one lane between the whole mess. In the dark...in the snow...yikes. Ugh...finally got to Pasco and lost our soccer game the next day. :( And then the looooong drive home again.
Oh, my bed felt so good! :)
I french braided Belle's hair before her game. We (I) tease her all the time that her hair resembles a beaver dam when she gets up in the morning. So when I went to brush it, and the brush got stuck in there...it prompted this picture:
(No 13 year old girls were harmed in the taking of this photo.)
She played defense the whole game.
On the way home, the Pass was SO much better. Still areas of snow...but nothing like the night before. See? Better.
Again...good to be home.
Sunday was church...Belle baked cookies...and then had an indoor soccer game in Bellingham. And now it's Monday, and the whole hamster wheel starts again. Ever feel that way? lol Have a fabulous day... Luke, good luck at your game tonight!! Love you...