Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mom, I'm Working on My 5 a Day

Zucchini Ravioli Lasagna

I recently read a recipe for this somewhere. I didn't save it, so I made it up this past week. It turned out to be very good. I've had a slice every night. (I don't cook very often)  There is one for supper tonight and I frozen more for later. I've never been able to un-learn how to cook for a crowd...thus the super sized casserole.

Here's how you can make it if you wish to try it or better yet...if you like to hide your vegetables under something me.

2 jars ready to use spaghetti sauce
1 lb of hamburger browned
Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
1 family size pkg of 3 cheese ravioli
2 large zucchini
celery seed, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes and seasoning to taste.

Brown meat. Add seasonings and cover the bottom of a large casserole dish with meat sauce. Then mix the spaghetti sauce and cooked ravioli. Place a layer of meat and ravioli sauce in the dish and top with thin sliced zucchini. Put cheeses on top of this. Then add another layer of all ingredients ending with meat sauce only. Top with cheese and bake for about 30 minutes at 350.  The zucchini will be slightly al dente.

Bon appetit!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Funny Story

As I said in the last post, last Saturday I hosted a bridal shower for my nephew's fiance at my home. Around 20 or more people attended. About 20 minutes into the party the phone rang. Rachel answered it for me. In a minute she came over and said my next door neighbor had called worried. She wanted to make sure that no one had many people were over at my house. 

I mean really????  Is that the first thing people think when you get old....not that you're having a party, but that you died???

It's official. I'm old....nearly dead in fact!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Party's Over


Yesterday's beach themed bridal shower was a big success.

Today, I'm spending the day in bed. 

: )

Saturday, August 13, 2011

....Like Weeds

Because I haven't taken any pictures in a long time until today....

I thought you might like to see how much these two have grown.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Recycled Missive

I belong to a mailart group and I thought those you who are crafty and those of you who love crafty stuff would like to see this neat  recycled letter-holder-booklet that I recently received in the mail.

Security envelopes were recycled by slitting the edges and turning them inside out. A portion that included the window was cut. In this particular book 6 envelopes were used. They were fastened together using star shaped brads. The back of the brad was disguised using small stickers.

The edges and insides were embellished and postcard sized images and letters were added by slipping them into the pockets formed by the envelopes.

Finally, the booklet was inserted into a envelope made from a page torn from an old thrifted book. And in this way, a fun piece of mailart was created!