Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Lasagna Soup

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Not the best picture; taken with my cell phone. But, trust me, this is awesome tasting!


Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lbs Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 green peppers, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Sicilian seasoning
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 8 c. chicken stock
  • 16 oz. package raditore noodles
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions:
  1. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and brown, breaking into small pieces. Add onions and green peppers and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and Sicilian seasoning. Cook for a minute or two. Add tomato paste, and stir well. Cook about 5 minutes until tomato paste turns a rusty brown color.
  3. Add diced tomatoes and chicken stock. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add uncooked pasta and cook until al dente. DO NOT OVERCOOK OR SIMMER TOO LONG (noodles will become mushy if overcooked). 
  5. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 cup |  Makes: About 20 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving):
  • Calories: 338
  • Fat: 16.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1281.6 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27.2 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g
Linked up at:
Nap-Time Creations 
Mandy‘s Recipe Box Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays

Monday, November 26, 2012

Music Monday: I Cry

I am linking up with My So Called Chaos

This is currently my favorite song....



I Cry 

{Recorded by: Flo Rida}

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go

[Flo Rida]
I know you wanna get behind the wheel Only 1 Rida
Eyes shut still got me swimming like a diver
Can't let go I got fans in Okinawa
My heart to japan quake losers and surviours
Norway no you didn't get my flowers
No way to sound better but the killer was a Coward
Face just showers, the minute in a hour
Heard about the news all day went sour
Lil mama got me feeling like a limit here
Put you in the box just the presidents cigarettes
Give em my regards or regardless I get arrested
Ain't worried about the killers just the young &
restless
Get mad coz the quarter million on my necklace
DUI never said I was driving reckless
You & I or jealously was not oppressive
Oh no I can't stop I was Destined

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go...

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go

[Flo Rida]
Champagne buckets still got two tears in it
And I put that on my tattoo of Jimi Hendrix
Get depressed coz the outfit all in it
Coz the press tell it all get a meal ticket
Clean next get a call just a lil visit
Sacrifice just to make a hit still vivid
Rihanna kiss you on ya neck just kill critics
Buggatti never when I'm rich, just god fearing
Look at me steering, got the bossing staring
Mr mike caren, tell his Billie Jeans
Im on another planet
Thank E-Class, Big Chuck or Lee Prince Perries
Buy my momma chandeliers on my tears dammit
Thirty years you had thought these emotions vanish
Tryna live tryna figure how my sister vanish
No cheers I know you wouldn't panic

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go...

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go

When I need a healing, I just look up to the ceiling
I see the sun coming down I know its all better now
(4x)

I know, I know, I know,I know, I i i, I think of
letting go

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
(2x)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social: All About the 4's

1. Name four jobs you've had in your life.
    Waitress, Front Desk at a bowling alley, sheet metal technician and an EMT.

2. Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.
    Gone With The Wind, The Twilight Saga, Steel Magnolias and The Blind Side.
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3. Name 4 places you have lived.
   Virginia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina
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Houma, Louisiana; the place I am desperately trying to get back to

4. Name 4 of your favorite foods.
    Shrimp, Jambalaya, spaghetti, chicken marsala (ok, really anything cajun or italian)
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My homemade Jambalaya

5. Name 4 things you always carry with you.
    My phone, money/debit card, lip gloss, compact mirror
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HTC EVO 4g lte except that I have a pink and white otterbox for it.

6. Name 4 places you have been on vacation.
    New York, Outer Banks NC, Albuquerque NM, Corpus Christi TX

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The view of Corpus Christi Bay from my hotel.


Sunday Social

Monday, November 12, 2012

Music Monday: Slipknot - Ughhhhhhh!


I am linking up with My So Called Chaos


Today's song is supposed to be a song from a band you hate. I absolutely hate Slipknot - always have and always will. I didn't even listen to the song to choose it because I haven't ever heard a song by them I like.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Rockstar, 4 Princesses and Batman!

Another Halloween is in the books. We had a no dresser, a rockstar, 4 princesses, and Batman. They 5 youngest had costumes that matched their new Build A Bears.

Carly as a Rockstar
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Caitie as Cinderella
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Charlee as Sleeping Beauty
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Chey Chey as Tinkerbell
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Courky as Tangled
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CJ as Batman
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Tina didn't dress up
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Caitie and Charlee
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Chey Chey and Courky
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Tina and Carly
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All the Kids
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