Friday, November 13, 2009


We finally have a closing date! 11/23 which is not very far away. We started packing this week and now have boxes everywhere around the house.

Wishing I Was On Vacation Here...


I am a receptionist for a church and I have gotten some really bizarre calls in the past couple of years. One of my favorites went like this-

me:Fellowship Bible Church this is Lindsey how can I help you?
unknown caller: GOD!.......
Me: No,this is Fellowship Bible Church.
unknown caller: Oh,sorry. (hang up)

another memorable one that was not as pleasant went like this-

me: FBC this is Lindsey how can I help you?
caller:Is this Eastland Funeral Home?
me:No,this is FBC.
caller: If I wanted to talk to a church I would have f*#%@@ called a church. (hang up)

AHHHH PEOPLE! You've gotta love them....


Earlier in the week I saw The Rachel Ray show and she cooked this recipe.

Straw and Hay Pasta
1/2 pound fettuccine
1/2 pound spinach fettuccine
3 tablespoons butter
1/8 inch thick sliced prosciutto or pancetta, finely diced or 1/4 pound package of pre-cubed prosciutto or pancetta, such as Citterio brand
3/4 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or 1 shallot, finely chopped
3-4 sprigs fresh sage, thinly sliced
A few grates fresh nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, a few handfuls

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for pasta, salt water and cook fettuccine to al dente. Heads up: Compare the cook times on each box to stagger the addition of pastas if necessary to boiling water and reserve 1 cup starchy cooking liquids just before draining.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the butter and melt, add the prosciutto or pancetta and brown 2-3 minutes. Add the sprouts and sauté 3-4 minutes, add garlic or shallot and sage, and toss 2 minutes more. Season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg.
Drain pasta and add reserved cooking liquid to sprouts. Toss with pasta and cheese, adjust seasonings and serve.

I have never cooked brussel sprouts and always had heard since I was little that they are gross so I was surprised that this recipe sounded good to me. I think when she said they were basically mini cabbages it helped me to get over the comments that I have heard through the years. Also, I really like miniature anything so the idea of a mini cabbage sounds exciting! ha ha..

I really liked the meal. I think it needs more cheese and maybe more spices/herbs than what she calls for but that's just me. I also couldn't find prosciutto at my local Kroger so I bought chicken sausage and cut it up in bite size pieces. My husband thought it was bland and so he poured marinara sauce over it and then decided it was good. I love it the way it is and am having left overs for lunch.

If you have a good easy recipe to share with me please do because I am getting tired of mine which is why I tried this one.

Happy Eating!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


We are moving to Spring Hill, TN! I am really excited and totally nervous. As most of you know we are selling our house and buying another and doing it all on our own. Meaning we sold For Sale by Owner and we represented our self in buying. We close at the end of November! It's going to be a couple of crazy weeks coming up ,but I can't wait. We love our current house ,but we are ready to move away from the city and I really wanted to live somewhere with two bathrooms. Probably doesn't seem like a big deal to some but it will be a luxury to me.

Yeah for adventures!


I'm not sure why ,but I am totally craving pumpkin pie. Can't wait till thanksgiving!


I say that I am "crafty" but in reality I haven't touched a craft project in quite some time. I go through phases where I over do it on knitting or painting or some other craft and then I take a really long break just to do it all over again.

I tried knitting several years ago and after making a few scarves and attempting a baby blanket I gave up and decided that I liked crocheting better. I don't necessarily think it looks prettier but I can do it way faster than if I knitted.

I came across this blog and saw her pattern for a knitted cowl (aka neck warmer). Something about it motivated me to go out an buy the needles and some new yarn to give it a try. I finished it in two sittings while watching Office reruns on Netflix. I am pretty happy with it. It's really warm and stretchy and was super easy to make. If I really wanted to I could wear it as a hood or pull it down over my shoulders.
sorry for the dark picture...