Saturday, September 18, 2010

A recipe and three months

I got a great new recipe from my friend, Amanda. I don't enjoy cooking. So, the top requirements of a good recipe is that it is 1. easy 2. few ingredients, and 3. guaranteed leftovers so that I don't have to cook the next night-glory! Notice that tasty doesn't even make the top three. This recipe, however, hits all three categories and it tastes REALLY good!

This is what you need..

1 package lean turkey italian sausage (hot not sweet)-i get this at kroger
1 jar julienned sundried tomatoes in oil
1-2 cans artichoke hearts, quartered
white wine (pinot grigio)
1 medium to large can chicken stock
basil and parm cheese to garnish
1 box of rigatoni pasta

pour a little of the sundried tomato oil in a pan and heat to medium high. add sausage and brown(squeeze sausage from casings and break up with a spoon in the pan). deglaze pan with a cup or so of white wine and let the alcohol simmer out. drain the sundried tomatoes and add along with drained artichoke hearts and a 1 or 2 cups of chicken stock depending on how much liquid you like for the sauce. then just let simmer on low until you are ready to serve or until the sausage is fully cooked. sometimes i add a little salt at the end if the wine makes it taste too sweet. it can even be made early and easily reheated when the pasta is ready. top with basil and parm. cheese.

*from Amanda Bowen adapted from Giada Delaurentis

Henry is three months old today. He is so big! My mom weighed him two weeks ago and he was 18 pounds, so who knows how much he weighs now! His hair just continues to get longer and longer. How young can you have your first hair cut?!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Henry's baptism

Henry was baptized today! We were blessed to be able to have my parents (dad did the baptism) and Hank's dad with us for the weekend.

Henry also had a great time watching football with Grandaddy,

reading with Gigi,

and hanging out with Pop.

Henry's first and last time to wear a gown. Mom got his name and date sewn on the bottom in cream as well as a cream cross at the top. I'd like to pass it down throughout the years.

I'm way behind in posts, but Hank turned 30 and I'd hate to not at least acknowledge it through a picture or two:) We were actually able to celebrate with friends on the 24th and 25th! I made Hank's grandmother, G's dirt cake (his favorite)!