Friday, October 16, 2015

Spinach Sausage Tortellini Soup

1 lb original sausage
2 tsp garlic paste
64 oz chicken broth
32 oz diced Italian seasoned tomatoes
1 package fresh baby spinach
1 bag cheese tortellini

Brown 1 tube of sausage. When almost done, add garlic. While that is cooking, add chicken broth and diced tomatoes in large pot. Bring to boil. Add the sausage when cooked thoroughly. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add spinach and tortellini. Simmer an additional 20 minutes. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top and bread.

This recipe came from a friend of mine and we are in love with it!

Butternut Squash Soup

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I didn't follow this recipe exactly. After I simmered it for 45 minutes, I took a hand potato masher and mashed the squash so the soup wasn't super chunky. Add 4 Tbsp milk, stir and let simmer for 15 more minutes. I seasoned with salt and pepper and served with bread.

Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

1 large spaghetti squash
Olive oil

Heat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil and drizzle with olive oil. Cut squash in half, remove seeds, and place face down in oil on the baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Take a fork and shred squash (will look like spaghetti).

4 Tbsp butter
3 tsp garlic paste
1/2 cup Parmesan
2 tsp parsley

Melt butter in small pot. Add garlic paste until melted into butter. Remove from heat and pour over spaghetti squash. Add parmesan and parsley and combine.

Serve hot.

Baby Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup oatmeal
1-1/2 cups kale

Heat oven to 400.

Pulse oatmeal and kale in food processor.

Place everything in small bowl and mix with hands.

Place golf size balls on foil lined baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes until cooked thoroughly.

You can serve them plain or with sauce.

I like these bc sometimes I make spicy food and I don't want Olivia to have that yet so I get a meatball out of the freezer and she can have that for dinner.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

#5 Lanson

Fun Facts
  1. Is one of the preferred champagnes for the British Royal Family.
  2. Has the coat of arms of Elizabeth II on the bottles.
  3. Established in 1760
  4. This champagne is blended with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
  5. Francois Delamotte was the first to ever establish a champagne house.
Price for White Label
$52 for 750 ml

Review of White Label
A beautiful light yellow color with a slight taste of pear and flowers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

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So yummy and easy. I added garlic. I also served it with mashed potatoes.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tutu or Lion Costume?

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I used chocolate tulle, gold tulle, and tan tulle. I made it for Allie for Halloween. She is going to be a lion, Olivia is a giraffe, and my hubby and I are zoo keepers.