Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ninja Tree House

Love this new song by my brothers band "Ninja Tree House"!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spinach Stuffed Shells

This is what we had for dinner yesterday. It is a healthier option than straight up stuffed shells.
Click Here for the recipe from EatingWell.com
The only thing I did differently was, I used 2 egg whites instead of 1....also, I used one package of frozen spinach, and a half of a bag of fresh spinach. I also added a little garlic to the spinach/onion mix. I also, cut out the nutmeg (not a fan). PLEASE, don't use jarred sauce if it can be prevented. I used some of Uncle John's sauce that I had frozen. Whip up a quick marinara if you don't have time for the good stuff. This recipe is tooooo good to go with a jarred sauce. If you are going to do it, do it right! With that being said, I will forgive you if you go for the jar, but my mother might not! :)
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ADITLOS - The Unintentional Food Blog

I find it really interesting how this blog has evolved over time! If anyone ever has wayyyyy too much time on their hands, check it out. Scrapbooking was my first intent, followed by a play by play of our road trip, then our move down to Florida, and then a lot of every day stuff, and now there seems to be a lot of blogging about food. I just looked through the gallery on my phone the other day, and it is incredibly alarming how many pictures of food I take! I think it is safe to say, for every one post I have about food....there are about 15 others I could have done. I was holding back because I didn't want every post to be about food! Who cares...I'm going for it. I cook AT LEAST 6 out of the 7 days a week, and I am going to share! I'll get to the scrapbooking at some point....here are just a few pics from my phone that seemed to have gotten "lost in the sauce". Haaaaa....a little food humor...why is Stephen shaking his head???
Lasagna:
One of our pizza creations...veggie I think:
Eggplant Parm:
Shreddy Beef Tacos:
Pressed Grilled PB and bananas:

Panini's

We made these the other night, and they were great! I will definitely make them again!
Click HERE for the recipe!
Super easy to make, especially when you have this adorable, handy, panini press! :P

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dinner Party

Last Friday, Stephen and I had a dinner party. It's always a good time when you combine good friends and of course....good food! We made Bolognese sauce (Yum!), garlic bread (Aunt Laura style), and a Caprese Salad! Here are a few pics..





Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Day for my Favorites!!!

This post is a little late, but I wanted to make sure I gathered pics of all of my favorite kiddo's first days of school! How cute are they?!?!
Kaci and Joseph are in Kindergarten and 4th grade now....CRAZY!



Evan and Jake are in Kindergarten also, and Ryan and Julianna are in preschool!!!





How cute are all these kids?!?! I love and miss every one of them...MUAH!!! Have a great school year guys!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Minestrone

It seems like I have been cooking up a storm these days, I just have to share this recipe from Laura Vitale! Check out her website, she has a ton of great stuff:
Laura In The Kitchen
OR Click here to go straight to the Minestrone recipe!
My first attempt to make this soup failed miserably, when I realized that I didn't have any broth, LoL! Luckily second time is a charm! So Yummy! Here is the video:

And here is how mine came out...it's a work of art, and SO DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making this again!
***And in case you don't know what pancetta is....it is an Italian bacon that isn't smoked. You can find it behind the deli counter, just ask them to slice it thick.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cake!

I thought this was funny....it pays to have connections in the bakery!


Uncle John's 50th

We drove down south for UJ's birthday and we are making him dinner!  Yummy Mexican shredded beef tacos!  Kristen is my assistant!




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