Friday, February 27, 2009

Crawling Across the Freeway=One Sad Mess

Ok, I have to comment today on the tragic accident on US-60. (I will re-cap for everyone not living in Arizona) At 5:00 AM there was a un-suspecting person driving westbound on the 60, when to their surprise they spotted a person crawling across the HOV lane. I'm sorry, what was that? Yeah, that's what I said. The 60 is one of the largest highways in Arizona, four to six lanes in both directions. The HOV lane is the furthest one to the left. How in the world did a women manage to get onto the freeway and crawl all the way over there? I can't wrap my mind around this. Sadly, she was run over by not one, but a few vehicles. Luckily Dustin saw this on the news before we came upon it on our way to work. We took alternate routes. Can anyone even speculate about what this women was doing? I am stumped. As a warning to the rest of you, please remember that freeway crawling is not only frowned upon by the highway patrol, but also very hazardous to your health.

Friday, February 20, 2009


try and use one word!

1. Where is your phone? I never know
2. Where is your significant other? work
3 .Your hair color? brown
4. Your Mother? far far away
5. Your Father? smart
6. Your favorite thing? the sun
7. Your dream last night? haunted house with Jacob from Lost
8. Your dream/goal? finish school
9. The room you're in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? running
11. Your fear? running out of time before I accomplish all my goals
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Utah
13. Where were you last night? school
14. What you're not? loud
15. One of your wish-list items? William Sonoma, the whole store!
16. Love Someone? many people in fact
17. The last thing you ate? goldfish crackers
18. What are you wearing? shorts
19. Your TV? over used
20. Your pet? happiness
21. Your computer? what about it?
22. Your mood? upbeat
23. Missing someone? Always
24. Your car? white
25. Something you're not wearing? hat
26. Favorite store? Super Target
27. Your Summer? hot
28. Where did you grow up? Lindon
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today at work
31. Last time you cried? unknown
32. Something you crave? doughnuts
33. pet peeve? personal space violators
I tag Amanda and mom. Good luck mom!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You are officially old!

Happy Birthday Dustin! I still love you, even though you're an old man now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yummy in my Tummy

OK, I know my last post was a recipe, but I have to post this one too. I was in Costco a few months ago and they were giving out recipe books so I took one (In the Kitchen, the Costco Way). I figured I would look thru it, but my expectations weren't high. This is one of the best cookbooks I have ever owned. I have made about 13 recipes from it and they have all turned out amazing. Also, it has pictures and I really love that. is a Baked Ziti recipe that will made your mouth water (trust me).
2 T. Olive Oil
1 1/2cupes diced brown mushrooms
1 T. crushed garlic
1/4 cup white wine
1 T. finely chopped shallot
1/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 pound sausage (I like the Jimmy Dean's 1/2 fat sausage)
2 T. chopped fresh basil (my favorite herb!)
1/2 tsp salt
4-ounce part skim-ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese
1 1/2 cups crushed tomatos
8 ounce ziti or penne pasta (cooked)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup smoked provolone cheese

Preheat oven to 350. In a preheated nonstick skillet over medium heat, saute olive oil, garlic, shallots and sausage for 2-3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add salt, pepper, eggplant and mushrooms; saute for another 1-2 minutes. Turn heat up to high, add wine and stir until evaporated. Add chicken broth and cook until slightly reduced. Return heat to medium and simmer for 1-2 more minutes. Gently fold in basil, ricotta, mild provolone and tomatoes. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Fold in cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese. Transfer to casserole and top with smoked provolone. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until heated though. Makes 5 or 6 servings.
On another note, things are going well here in Mesa. School has started, so we are pretty busy most nights. Dustin is having his tonsils and adnoids out tomorrow and his sister is suppose to have her baby, so it will be an eventful day. More to come on that.....