This is a recipe I came up with on the fly last night and it was really good! I love mushrooms and garlic so it was a win win for me :)
1 16 oz box of spaghetti
12 button mushrooms,wiped off and sliced(I didn't use the stems)
2 TBSP Butter
3 TBSP olive oil
3 cloves garlic~sliced
1/2 Cup Heavy cream or half and half
1 tsp each of parsley,thyme,tarragon
dash of salt and pepper
freshly grated parm
Cook pasta according to directions,set aside
Saute shrooms, garlic in olive oil and butter on low/medium heat till tender (about 10 min or so)
add cream and herbs stir
add salt and pepper to taste then simmer on low for a few minutes
Add sauce to pasta then sprinkle the parmasean cheese over top.YUM!!! It's very rich and earthy,a nice change from all the Thanksgiving leftovers :)
Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is
the best day of my life, ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make
it to today; but I did! And because I did I'm going to
Today, I'm going to celebrate
what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many
blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me
I will go through this day with
my head held high, and a happy heart. I will marvel at the Universe seemingly
simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the
birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.
Today, I will share my excitement
for life with other people. I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to
perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't even know.
Today, I'll give a sincere
compliment to someone who seems down. I'll tell a child how special he is, and
I'll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for her and how much she means
Today is the day I quit worrying
about what I don't have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things
the Universe has already given me.
I'll remember that to worry is
just a waste of time because my faith in the Divine Plan ensures everything will
be just fine.
And tonight, before I got to bed,
I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens. I will stand in awe at the
beauty of the stars and the moon.
As the day ends and I lay my head
down on my pillow, I will thank the Universe for the best day of my life. And I
will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because now
tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!
Happy Monday all!!!
I wanted to post a pic of all the amazing Cucumbers and Zucchini I got from my mother in-law's garden yesterday. I would love to have my own garden one day and would like for it to be behind my white farmhouse on 10 acres in the Tenn. mountains! :p Well a girl can dream right!
I love Zucchini and have so many recipes that I'll be making. I learned a few years ago that you can shred it and freeze so I'm going to do that as well.
Here are some of the cucumbers~ They are just perfect with a dash of sea salt
Zucc and mushroom Quesedilla~ I had never made it before but it was so good!
I sauteed the Zucchini,portabellos mushrooms,onion, in olive oil until tender then added to 2 tortillas with some shredded cheese then cook for approx. 3-5 min on either side.(I just used the same pan I sauteed in)
It's so good with sour cream or salsa~ Delish!
I think I'll be making the Chocolate Zucc cake next :)
It's super hot today and we're under a heat advisory until tomorrow. It's getting ready to storm so I'm hoping that will cool it off some. I know it's only July but my mind is already wandering to those crisp cool days of Fall,I can't wait!
Hey All~ If anyone is still stopping by I thought I'd pop in and make a new post today. It's been a long time since I have and to tell you the truth I wasn't sure I would ever go back to blogging but I think I'm going to try it again. I started my blog 4 years ago pretty much just to keep a record of my kids and all the things we did and it is so amazing to go back and read some of those posts. We all have grown and changed SO much since then!
My life has taken many twists and turns in the last 5 years or so but I feel very blessed today and every day.
I have no idea if anyone is still reading or ever will but I'm going to continue here with what's important to me now....my family,my faith,my home,cooking, and who knows what else! We'll see how it goes :)
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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