Friday, February 27, 2009

What are we doing??

We are skiing in Park City, Utah...yeah, be jealous!!! Be back soon!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

P day

Annaleigh had "P" day at school the last 2 days where they eat pancakes, pizza, peaches, and learn about all the things that start with the letter P. They also exchanged Valentines and treats so every day after school we have been coming down from all the excitement (and sugar!)

We had to get straight into the bath today! P day is exhausting!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Food of Love

In honor of Valentine's day on Saturday I thought I would post one of MY Valentine's favorite meals. It's perfect for an "at home" date night after you get the kids to bed!

3/4 package linguine pasta
1/2 cup butter
3 cloves chopped garlic
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 (6.5 ounce) cans chopped clams with juice ( you can add a can of whole clams (drained) in addition if you want more...I make it both ways!)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (use the real stuff NOT the green can, pretty please!) cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and mushrooms until golden brown. Stir in clams with juice, parsley, salt, pepper, & white wine. Cook over medium heat until hot. Toss with pasta until evenly coated. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese and some crushed red pepper if you can handle the heat.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

This picture was NOT staged!!

This is what is actually on my kitchen counter right now. Annaleigh has the flu plus her asthma has flared up, Russell has "not the flu" which is to say, he feels rotten but won't admit he actually might have the flu...and I am trying EVERYTHING in my power not to get sick!!!