It has been way to long since my last post, but I have found myself busy lately. Not only have I been sick with a cold, but also my husband and I got food poisoning somewhere, so that put us both out for a couple days. Before all of the sickness I worked super hard on a lot of submitting. It is so challenging to try and get published, but trying gives me something to work towards. Also I really enjoy the challenge. :) To make up for lost time I have a lot I want to share today. I am trying to get it all done before the kids get up!
1. Recipes- I love finding new ones and love sharing the great ones with you all! Below is a new recipe I tried this past week. I was really thinking my hubby wouldn't like it but he did! It was so yummy and also simple, my favorite combo! I got it out of the newest Parents mag.
Pasta, Greens, and Beans
8oz. ziti 1 cup chicken stock
2 TBS. Olive Oil 3 cups cooked cannellini or other white beans, drained
2 cups chopped onion ground pepper
1 celery stalk (I didn't use) Grated Parmesan
3 cups chopped cabbage
1/2 cup chopped ham
Step 1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add salt. Add the pasta and cook until tender but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes drain and set aside
Step 2 While the pasta is cooking, place the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; when hot add the onion and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage and cook until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Then add the ham, stock, and beans; sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until everything is heated through - 5 to 7 minutes. If it seems dry add a little more stock or water; it should be moist but not soupy.
Step 3 Add the pasta to the bean mixture and stir gently. Taste and adjust the seasoning, sprinkle with Parmesan.
Makes 6 servings
2. Nail Polish- never been a big painter before but lately I have really wanted to. Big Splendor by Essie is my new favorite, I found it at Target. Also found Chinchilly at Walmart, which Dawn recommended and I also love it!
3. Cards- The excitement of new submission calls really get ideas rolling so needless to say I have cards coming out my ears! lol Here are a few new ones:
4. Pictures- I try to take a couple pictures a day of my boys. My husband doesn't want to miss out on a second, so he asks me everyday if I am recording and taking pictures. hehehe He is so cute! My little guy is 3 1/2 months old and Ethan with be 3 in July! Where does the time go?