Friday, July 27, 2012

Food Friday - Crescent Roll Pizza

Yet another recipe for yet another Friday. Did I mention "THANK THE LORD IT'S FRIDAYYY"!? No? Ok. Well, TGIF!

This recipe isn't really a recipe. It was a mistake. I bought garlic butter crescents and wanted plain ones. So I had to find something to do with these rolls. So I got creative.

You will need:

1 package of Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls
1 jar of pizza sauce
1 package of mini pepperoni
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
Non-stick spray

Pre-heat your oven according to crescent roll rules (375*).

Spray a muffin tin with the non-stick spray, unroll the crescent rolls, and set each in a muffin tin spot. Using a teaspoon, scoop 1-2 teaspoons of sauce on each. Top with cheese and follow with pepperoni.

Fold sides over and sprinkle a little spare cheese on top.


Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven, and ENJOY!


I imagine baby K will have these at some point since they took all of 20 minutes to make and it was easy.

Happy weekend, all!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Necklace Holder

I won't call it nesting. Not yet, anyway.

I have been preparing myself for baby... not preparing for baby. That doesn't count as nesting, right?

My house (namely our bedroom) has remained undecorated since we moved in last year in APRIL! Ridiculous, right?

Well I am decorating my HOME before I can't move enough to do it anymore. Just the little things like hanging a few pictures or cleaning vents. You know, the things a good wife would do anyway.

Ok. I'm nesting. Right?

Anyway, I saw this awesome idea on Pinterest (where most awesome things come from) that I just knew would make my life easier. I mean not having to untangle necklaces every time you want to wear them? Brilliant.

I would like to note that I am not taking credit for this one, dear. I simply bought all the supplies, put them on the dresser (where they sat with promises of being hung on many occasions), and finally opened every little piece and spread it across the bed so we couldn't sleep until it was completed. Just a little friendly encouragement.

Tyler did the rest. He hung it, re-hung it (so it was centered), and put all the supplies away (who IS this man?!).

Now you get to admire his handiwork. Nice job handsome! You're making my life easier.


Monday, July 16, 2012

I was SCARED!!

I will get to pictures. First, I must admit it MIGHT not be till next week. That's because I will be in Virginia for work. Unless I can sneak time away from all my friends that I do (not) have there. But that would require me bringing my camera. We'll see.

In any case.


Let me set the stage: I am pregnant. Who knew, right!? OK but seriously, I pee at 3 am every single morning.  (TMI, I know. Not the point of my story, but I will get there.) Fortunately for me, our bathroom is only 10 feet away from our bedroom. Winning!

Camping however, now that's a different story.

Again, fortunately for me, they have plumbing (winning again!). Unfortunately for me, it means I had to walk for (what felt like) 4 miles just to tinkle. If we're being honest, it was maybe 400-500 feet (I am guessing... I really have no sense of distance. Or an internal compass for that matter. I am lucky I made it back!!).

Now don't get me wrong, this place is BEAUTIFUL! Remember, I intend to come here every year. At night however, it's a different story. When I get up to... well, you know, I have to mentally prepare myself to hold my breath and focus on my flashlight on the ground so I don't run screaming! It's SCARY out there!!

My first thought is always... Snow white. I feel like she did when she first entered the forest!! Oh, you don't remember that part? Let me show you:

SEE! You would be scared too if trees with fingers were grabbing you!! Which they totally were.

I'm lying again. You walk on a path to the bathroom. Nothing gets in the way. BUT it is still dark and scary.

What if I disturb a scrounging raccoon? Or what if a bear wants to eat me? Or a TIGER?! Or what if a cheetah runs me down?! OK, I am getting a little carried away... we were camping in Minnesota and I don't believe cheetahs live here. But the bears and raccoons are legitimate and I don't want to know what baby K would come out looking like if I got rabies or something. Is there a repellant for that?!

I am not normally afraid of the dark. But when I am in the middle of a haunted forest (or an over-populated state park), I tend to get the willies.

I'll still go back.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pasta _________ (You come up with the name...)

Did you know that today is Friday the 13th?!


Moving on...

I love cooking but today's recipe has no name. Maybe because I threw it together for a purpose.

My sob story goes like this (you get the short version):

I had my glucose test a few weeks ago and discovered I have slightly low iron. So I need more red meat and green veggies in my diet. I don't like meat... so this is a challenge.

I have heard that mixing red meat with a high vitamin C food (such as tomatoes) helps you absorb the iron more effectively, so I threw something together! We will call it spaghetti bake... or something.

Here is what you need:
  • 2 large cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 lb ground beef browned and drained
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella (separated into two equal parts)
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb radiator pasta cooked and strained
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
Mix all (except your second part of mozzarella) into a large bowl and divide into two 9x13" glass cooking ware (makes a lot of food... I will explain left overs). Top with remaining cheddar cheese, cover, and bake at 350* for 1.5 hours. Remove lid and bake for 10 more minutes.



Now we made leftovers on purpose. Tyler and I are always in need of food for lunch and you can only eat so many lean pockets.

We separate the leftovers into microwave safe containers and freeze. This way we don't have to eat it every day... but we have options. Do you make meals in advance for work?

Friday, July 6, 2012

The perfect BLT

Oh yes... there IS such a thing.

We are back to Friday and I am sharing today the BEST BLT recipe we have ever used. Sounds basic, right? Yes. But it isn't. You have to be specific about what you put in this bad boy!

Go out and grab:
  • 1 loaf of soft white bread
  • Bacon (we used Goose Bacon... I will explain)
  • Lettuce
  • Mayo (NOT Miracle Whip... I'm serious)
  • 1 large tomatoe
GRILL the goose bacon. We have a lifetime supply of this stuff because we were struggling to figure out what to do with our surplus of goose. My husband is a hunter and I (typically) take some coaxing  to try some of the things he comes up with. This? This was goooooood. But grill it. Don't put it in a skillet.

Toast the bread and top with Mayo (both pieces).

Slice the tomato as thin as you can.

Wash and dry your lettuce. This was our first harvest from the Knott garden and our lettuce was SPECTACULAR!

Now: on top of the mayo put: bacon, lettuce, tomato, and top with the last piece of toast. In that order, please.

Take a gigantic bite of that delicious sandwich!

This is the best way to make a BLT.

Look how good this looks!


And yes, only mature folks such as ourselves eat a snack pack with lunch on a Sunday afternoon.

Happy weekend!!

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