I haven't had much time to really post anything about our little fam. I'm hoping to do that tonight after the kiddos are in bed. I know I still have to post about Halloween, and I have this hilarious video of Julia pretending to be Julia Child...but I thought some of you that know me would get a kick out of this little post.
Okay, I confess, I'm a huge Twilight fan. I didn't get into to at first. A lot of my friends said they really couldn't get into the book. The Young Women I was serving with at the time were crazy about it. Especially one...who will remain nameless. But with that said, this summer while at the library, I saw the DVD and thought why not. I'll watch it. My Mom was out here visiting and I thought it would be something fun for us to do. Well, after I saw it, I had to read the books. I thought to myself... my Mom's here so I won't read them now, I'll just request them from our local library and when the get in I'll read them. Well a few days later, they all came in. Off we went to the Library. I thought I will start the first one, just reading at bedtime, because my Mom's here and I should really be spending time with her. Well it didn't really work like that. I was hooked. Totally and utterly hooked. I flew through the first one in a day and a half, took New Moon with us to the ward campout, which was just one night and lets just say in a few short days, I had read all 4 books! I wasn't really to social. I would even go to bed early claiming I was really tired but actually would stay up way too late and read. Looking back, I kind of feel bad...sort of, maybe... Well today on a blog that I follow they were having a New Moon giveaway, which sadly I didn't win...but I found this... Which Cullen heroine are you... I took the quiz... and ...
I've told Shawn that if Edward comes to the door looking for me, well the reality is I'll have to leave him... He got a kick out if it, I hope you do too! Hey check out this giveaway! I really want this one...maybe I'll have better luck this time!
Ingredients: 4 c. pasta 1/2 c. salted pasta water 4 italian sausages, removed from casings 1 onion, chopped 8 c. swiss chard, chopped (I used spinach) 1/2 c. fresh basil, chopped 1 c. diced tomatoes 1 can navy beans, rinsed and drained 3 cloves of fresh garlic or 3 tsp pickled garlic red pepper flakes Mozza cheese
1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute sausages, breaking up with spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in beans.
3. Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until still slightly firm in centre, about 8 minutes. Drain and return to pot reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Add sauce, reserved cooking liquid and Swiss Chard(Spinach); toss to coat. Transfer to 10-cup glass baking dish.
4. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; cover with greased foil. Bake in 375F oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly and browned, about 10 minutes.
Shawn: Love "Please make this one again!"
Me: Love, will make this one again
Julia: Love, (she actually sat down and ate dinner)
Becca: Love, easy to please
Special Guest: Andrea, Love
Canadian Living is one of my favourite magazines! Growing up my Mom always subscribed to it. We would it yummy things from this magazine all the time! It was so much fun to make this meal with my Sister, and have my family enjoy the meal!
This recipe was so amazing. I thought I would share it, especially with Thanksgiving coming up for our American friends. This will be a family keeper for the holidays. It was loved by all, even those that aren't cranberry sauce fans!
Apple Cranberry Sauce (From Paula Deen)
Makes 10-12 Servings
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail (I used apple juice)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cinnamon stick
1 (12oz) package fresh cranberries
In medium saucepan, combine apples, sugar, juice, vinegar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in cranberries; reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes, or until cranberries pop. Discard cinnamon stick. Remove from heat; cover, and chill.
Note: Apple Cranberry Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.