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Friday, April 29, 2011

Spinach Eggplant Lasagna

I made this just like my regular spinach lasagna, except that I used sliced eggplant instead of lasagna noodles...

Spinach  Eggplant Lasagna


16 oz. ricotta cheese
16 oz. shredded mozerella (*I use 8 oz. mozerella/ 8 oz. parmesean)
1 jar sauce
1 eggplant, sliced
10 oz. spinach (*I use frozen-- thawed and drained)

1 T. minced garlic
1/2 C. chopped onion

Mix ricotta, 1/2 mozerella/ parmesean mix, garlic, onion, & spinach.

Layer a 13 x 9 or 9x9 pan-- Sauce, eggplant, cheese mixture-- repeat. Top with other 1/2 of mozerella/ parmesean mixture.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, But Feels Like Monday...

My little Easter Bunny
 I do love an EXTRA long weekend, but MAN was it hard to go back today! I just couldn't get it together! First I couldn't get up... then at school it was like I had ZERO plans, even though I did.

Luckily the weekend was much more productive than today! We got some flowers planted and mulch down out front--

Friday night Maddie stayed with Aunt Lacy, so the hubby and I had a late-night-date-night... we went to a local bar when hubby got off work, then an extra late dinner at Waffle House. It was SO good! I haven't been there in ages! Man do I love a double order of hasbrowns covered!

Saturday I did some baking for dinner that night. Then I got Maddie and we headed to her first Easter egg hunt at Aunt Lacy's church. Needless to say she had no idea what was going on, and looked at us all as though we were crazy... but she did rack up some candy!

Oh! I almost forgot! I made my first cake sale this weekend! I made a friend at school a birthday cake-- and I must say, I was impressed with myself. She wanted a Raggedy Ann cake (She had one when she was 6...) and I have a pan my mom had from 1971... This is what I am planning for Maddie's (UPCOMING) 1st b-day, so I was glad to have a "practice run"

Sunday hubby went with Dad and my bros to the Nashville Predators hockey game... he had a BLAST! I'm so glad he had the night off and the opportunity to get out and have some fun...

So this is yet another short week... funny how those always seem longer some how... Oh well, 17.5 days left of school!  WOO YEAH!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Book Club 2011, vol. 3

  1. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
  2. You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning by Celia Rivenbark
  3. The English American by Allison Larkin (audiobook)
  4. Murder of a Chocolate Covered Cherry by Denise Swenson (audiobook)
  5. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (audiobook)
  6. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  7. Ghost Soldier by Elaine Marie Alphin (school)
  8. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
  9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (school)
  10. Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi
  11. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

 Currently Reading:

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson-- reading this one at school as my kids read their book report books.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis-- I read this one to the kids at school every year-- GREAT books.


Currently Listening:

Faithful Place by Tana French-- this is the 3rd in the Dublin Murder Squad series. I have really enjoyed these books... Looking forward to the 4th already.

Up Next:


 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen-- Justy Mac and I have decided to make this the next book club book.

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos-- can't believe I have gone all these years teaching without having read these books!


As for my next audiobook, I am thinking 1st to Die by James Patterson. I know several people that really enjoy his books, thought I might give it a shot.

Any opinons?


 As always-- add me as a friend on Goodreads--

and at The Two Pelicans Book Club--




Photo Update~ April

Teething SUCKS!

Maddie meets her CA cousins


Mae & Maddie

Cousins  <3

Jess & I with our girls

Matt and Mae play some ball

My little doll

Have passport, WILL travel!

Ready for Gma's 95th b-day party

Happy birthday Grandma!

Pulling up already

Enjoying Spring weather and dinner on the deck


Master of Crawling