Friday, April 27, 2012

Basil Pasta Shells

1 1/4 cups uncooked medium shell pasta
1 tsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
half pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 slices bacon, fried, drained, and diced
3/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. (a little less) pepper
1/4 cup + 1/4 cup shredded goat mozza

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Combine oil, garlic, tomatoes, bacon, basil and pepper in a skillet; cook & stir until tomatoes are softened.
  3. Stir pasta into the tomato mixture.  Mix in 1/4 cup of cheese.
  4. Transfer to a 1 1/2 qt. baking dish, greased with butter.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.
  5. Bake , uncovered, at 375F for 9 minutes.
Yield:  2 servings


Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Anniversary

Hubby & I just came back on Wednesday from a wonderful getaway for our 7th anniversary.  We stayed at a lakeside cabin for 5 nights.  It was the off season and so they had a special and we got to go for a great price!  It was a very good relaxing time of just getting to spend quality time together and not having any responsibilities!

I will write about our appointment at AO yet :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Tomorrow is our Initial Interview & Application Appointment at Adoption Options.  I am excited & nervous!  Both Hubby & I have been pretty calm and not thinking or worrying much about it, but now that it is the evening before, I suddenly got hit with the excitement & nervousness!  I do feel, what's the word?  Like a rookie, I guess.  Like, I read SO many adoption blogs, and for the majority of them, the couples are long past the stage we're in, and have been waiting a long time already for The Call.  So, bear with me in my naivete.  For now, let me enjoy the newness & excitement of it all :)