J&I PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 December 2009 18:31

Facebook is a fabulous thing. I have been able to keep up with old friends, new friends, borrowed friends... you get the picture.

Last week I met up with a friend from high school. She was in town for the Thanksgiving holidays and asked me to take pictures of her adorable children. Thank you facebook, for providing the means to find and keep up with said friend. And thank you Brittany for letting me take pictures of your two precious kids! They were just as sweet as could be. :)

Here is "J". He is two years old and has a bit of an obsession with trains. He showed me some of his favorites while I was over. I have to admit, they were pretty stinkin cool! :)

This is "I". She is just the most adorable four month old EVER. She did not stop smiling for me the whole time I was there. I could just eat her up!!

This next picture makes me want to have a little girl this very moment. *sigh*

Well... better get to work! Hope everyone has a great rest of the day! :)

Baked Ravioli PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 22:37

I realize that it has been quite a while since I have done a recipe post. I have actually taken pictures of food as I am making it in hopes of blogging them, but life, laziness and procrastination have all taken over. Shocker.

But guess what? I have a new recipe for you this morning! And if I can get my act together, I will have one for you next week as well! :)

Today's recipe is Baked Ravioli. My husband practically lived off of Chef Boyardee Ravioli for YEARS. Soon after we good married we stopped buying Mr. Boyardee and my poor hubby started missing his ravioli fix. Seeing as how he was out of the canned ravioli phase I decided to try baked ravioli. And boy howdy am I glad I did. Everyone in my family loves it. Its an easy meal and it happens to be one of the few meals Zachariah will eat! Talk about a win win scenario.

! Lets get down to business.

Here are the ingredients. All three of them. You need a bag of frozen ravioli, a jar of marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Talk about a simple meal!

(FYI: Our ravioli is stuffed with cheese. I have only found it at Wal Mart, but if you want beef stuffed ravioli I am sure you can find that at most grocery stores)

Cover the bottom of a 9x13 dish with marinara sauce. Don't coat it completely, just put enough sauce down so the ravioli wont stick to the pan. Then lay one layer of frozen ravioli pockets on top of the sauce.

Cover the layer ravioli pockets with sauce and then top it with about half of your mozzarella cheese.

Then start over! Place frozen ravioli on top of the cheese, then cover in sauce and put more cheese.

This is the frozen finished product. Oh, and feel free to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top of the last layer. It adds a nice somethin somethin to the ravioli. :)

Once the oven has preheated to 400 degrees, cover the pan in foil and let it cook for 30 minutes.

After about 30 minutes, take the foil off and cook it for another 10 or 15 minutes. I usually take it out after 10, but if it looks soupy and it isn't starting to burn go ahead and leave it in for a little bit longer.

Wala! The finished product! Does that not look delicious? Serve this with Italian bread and a salad and you will be set!

Typing this post has made me really hungry, so I am off to find some food. I hope you enjoy the recipe! Let me know how you like it! :)

Baked Ravioli

Bag of frozen ravioli
1 jar of marinara sauce
2 cups of mozzarella cheese

Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom and sides of a 9x13 rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 3/4 cup of the pasta sauce in baking dish. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in single layer over sauce; top with half of the remaining pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once, starting with ravioli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot in center. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Thanksgiving 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 November 2009 16:05

Whew! The past four days have been insanely busy. Its been a good busy, but busy nonetheless. Wanna know what we did? Good, cause I have some pictures to go along with my babblings. :) We started our Thanksgiving morning on the couch watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,

then we went to Mimi and Poppie's for lunch and played all afternoon in the backyard.

Daniel and I got a picture together, which happens about twice a year. So this was an added bonus to our week/weekend!

Then we successfully got a group picture with Daniel's family,

and a couple days later we almost got a successful picture with the my family...

and then, as soon as the picture was taken, my son ran off.

We got to spend time with most of my cousins on my mom's side of the family,

and Zachariah met his adorable second cousin (or something like that).

We got to spend time with my Auntie Jan (who we adore),

and Zachariah took a ride in the golf cart with Pops...

Whew! I told you we were busy. But a good kind of busy. Throw in a couple of photoshoots, me making my first pumpkin pie, deviled eggs, broccoli casserole, swirled cream cheese pumpkin bars and that concludes our weekend! We had so much fun spending time with our family and eating the most delicious food on the face of the planet! Seriously. It was such a great weekend.

What did you and your family do for Thanksgiving?

Baby Fever PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 November 2009 14:54

Last Thursday Zachariah and I went out to a friends house and took pictures of her newest family member. He is seven weeks old and just about the sweetest baby ever! I had a lot of fun taking his pictures, but this is pretty much the only good one I got...

HA! Just kidding. But I thought it was hilarious, so I had to put it up here. :) Here are a few more from our visit!

And this next one is my absolute favorite!

Until next time...

The T-I-M and Nan! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 November 2009 14:58

Here are some pictures I took last week of our friends Tim and Nan and their cute little dog. I won't write too much because Nan will just end up skipping over this anyway. But I wanted to at least introduce you all. :)

Ladies and gentlemen... Tim and Nan!

I will give a Milk-Bone to the canine lover who can guess the dogs name. :)

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