Monday, July 23, 2012

One of my favorite go-to meals ...

Pasta is one of those great dishes that's really flexible ... and forgiving. (Just as long as you don't overcook it, you can do just about anything to pasta and it's delish! Just no soggy, overcooked pasta ... trust me on this one.)

Perhaps one of my favorite pasta dishes takes no planning at all ...


Cooked pasta, a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and some Italian seasoning. Depending on our mood, I like to add halved grape or cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, perhaps some bacon, and maybe even some minced garlic or onion. Add some salt and pepper to taste and you've got a reasonably healthy, very filling meal.

Tonight, I was craving a little more though. Mind you, since it's a migraine kind of day, I wanted something that has a lot of flavor with very little effort. Enter this:


Sauteed mushrooms and spinach with onion and garlic. Super easy, a great way to get some veggies in, and a side dish that both the kids will eat ...

Getting Married Again ...

That's right! It sort of snuck up on me as well. I've written a bit about that here.

While I'm a bit nervous about trying again, I'm pretty excited. This sweetheart of mine treats me well and makes both my daughters and me very happy. He isn't perfect, but then again, neither am I. He is a good man, and that's enough. I'm rather looking forward to spending eternity with him. :)