Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup water
26oz jar pasta sauce
15 oz part skim ricotta cheese (I don't like ricotta so I substituted cottage cheese once and cooked ground beef the other time. It was too runny with the cottage cheese, but it tasted good. It was just right with ground beef)
1/2 cup shredded carrot
6 lasagna noodles
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Spray cooking spray on your pot.
2. Stir water and pasta sauce together in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 3 minutes.
3. Mix ricotta cheese with carrots. Set aside.
4. Spoon 1/2 cup sauce mixture on bottom of crock pot. Arrange half of noodles over sauce. You'll have to break them to fit.
5. Layer in this order:
- Half of ricotta mixture
- 1/2 cup mozzarella
- Half of remaining sauce
- The rest of the noodles
- The rest of the ricotta mixture
- 1/2 cup mozzarella
- The rest of the sauce
- The rest of the mozzarella
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This one I decided to actually use on our bed since we have a shortage of flat sheets in our house. Evan thinks that he can get some sheets with jets on them since I got sheets with flowers. Yeah right. He would never spend his money on sheets so I think I'm safe.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I love being a mom. I really do. Calvin is so sweet and it is so fun to watch him learn and grow. I used to think that being a SAHM would be boring, but I don't get any more bored than I would if I were working. And it is waaaaaay more fulfilling. Having a kid is awesome. But as much as I like it, I am terrified of having more than one. I had a really hard time the first few months after he was born. I don't do well on little sleep. I took at least one nap pretty much every day and went to bed super early. You can't do that when you have two kids. Our original plan was to have 4 or 5. It still sounds good in theory, but we'll see if I can get up the courage to actually follow through.
I am awesome. I've been doing one of these workouts every day 5 times a week:
Granted, I've only been doing them for a week and a half since I took a break to be sick during just about the entire month of December and the beginning of January. But still. For someone who hates to exercise, I'm sure enjoying these sore muscles. My goal is to strengthen my lower back muscles so I stop hurting them all the time and to look awesome.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The hardest part is after we are finished I have to get both of us dressed and keep Calvin from running away. I think that is why people take swim classes in the summer. Then you can just wear your swimsuit home and change there.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
One of Calvin's favorite past times is opening and slamming shut the oven door. I've spent hours looking for something to baby proof our oven with no luck. Most ovens have locks on them already so it isn't an issue, but our oven doesn't and all the devices I've found either won't fit on our oven or they have terrible reviews that say they don't work. Plus, our oven gets really hot on the outside so any lock we do get has to be heat resistant. We've been putting our portable dishwasher in front of the oven, but our kitchen is tiny and that makes it impossible to get anything done in there and drives me nuts. I've even called the Wymount office and asked them if they have anything or any suggestions. They don't.
Here are my options:
1. Use a fridge lock and just never use the oven so the lock won't melt.
2. Tie Calvin up.
3. Let Calvin play in the oven.
4. Keep the dishwasher in front of the oven and either eat out for every meal or slowly go insane while cooking in a tiny kitchen with a toddler clinging to my legs.
5. One of you will provide me with a solution that actually works.
In other news, I've started working out again now that I am finally not sick. Thanks to my friend Jillian, my arms were so tired that I could barely control a squirmy Calvin in Babies R Us while he was throwing a bit of a tantrum. Guess what we were doing there? That's right. Not finding an oven lock that will work.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
So I'm off. Have to do it before Calvin wakes up.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
This is about all the helping he did.
Man, opening presents is a lot of work!
Evan's parents gave him a crocodile that rolls across the floor. He really likes it.
I know that I very very loosely followed the recipe. And on top of that I added in some potatoes for baking. Please make our dinner turn out okay anyway. And please don't be really hard to clean because I forgot to put a liner in.