Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On a different note: A YUMMY RECIPE!

Artichoke Pasta


2 cans MARINATED artichoke hearts
2 garlic cloves 
1/4 olive oil 
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
linguini noodles
lemon juice
parm cheese

(I personally cut the olive oil down by about 1/2 and I use a large container of small curd cottage cheese and a regular size container of sour cream which helps thicken the sauce - it will NOT hurt the flavor to add more sour cream or cottage cheese! Do what makes the consistency nice for you!)

I always use a wok when cooking this. Start with the olive oil and melt all the butter. Then add the garlic. Be careful to make sure it doesn't burn!

Add the cottage cheese. Let it warm up some and then add the sour cream. 

REMEMBER: It is important to use MARINATED artichoke hearts. You need the marination in the recipe.

Add the cans of artichoke hearts. You can use both entire cans but given the oil is unhealthy you only NEED the marination from ONE can to get the flavor!

Mix everything together. Sprinkle on a bunch of basil and oregano.

Your noodles can be cooking during all of this. Strain them....

Once the mixture is thoroughly heated add some lemon juice to taste.
Trust me the lemon juice really makes a difference. I personally add quite a bit.

Use a big ladle to serve up the mixture onto the noodles.

Add parm cheese to the top of pasta and ENJOY!!

Hope you enjoy the pasta! I know I do!! :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Decorations for Logan's room

In this post you can see the alphabet art that I am making for Logan's room. I got massively sidetracked over the holidays so I have yet to complete more on that project. LUCKILY I was much more motivated to finish my pirate ship items given they are being used as decorations for my baby shower in a couple weeks :) I painted a pirate ship AND Logan's name :)

Pirate ship I hand painted for Logan's room

These letters that I hand painted match "Pirate Party" by Kidsline which is the nursery bedding for Logan's room :)

In the coming weeks I will certainly be taking pictures of everything in the babies' room :) We are vacuuming all the Gabby hair (my cat) out of there this weekend and setting the crib up :) I am VERY excited about it :)
When that post comes I will tell you the amazing story of the lovely items a dear sweet BLM sent me!

Riley, Peyton, and Cameron:

Mommy loves you. Your grandpa stained the shelf that will be for your items in Logan's room :) I will ALWAYS make sure that he knows all about you and how important you are to this family! Give Nana a big hug and kiss for me!
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