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.
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!
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. So...here 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.....
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating and building, others could destroy overnight. Create and build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you have anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."