Monday, April 11, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...let me show you!

Remember spring break? Well, all my crazy busy began there. Here are some pics:
The Cement Mixer. not my friend. it doesn't even LOOK friendly. 
The Sand and Pebble Pile. after adding some water to the above unfriendly cement mixer, I then shoveled approx 7 scoops of this into the mixer and then turned it on. When it 'looked' like the right consistency, I would add several shovel fulls of this:
The Cement Powder. you got it. unfriendly, but very very useful. A must in mixing cement. it is super fine, lightweight stuff, but does such a big, tough job. amazing. 

After the mixing is 'just right', Jeffrey would come with his wheel barrow and I'd dump it in and he'd go dump it and I'd start over. We did this about 2 million times in one day. Here's the point:
The Future Patio. with a fire pit/grill in the center. hmmm, whose idea was this? mine. I think the end result is gonna be well worth it.

We actually aren't finished with it yet. We are so close, but not quite there. Jeffrey has to keep going to work and working in New Mexico again this week isn't helping, so we just go on and dream of the finished project. 

I'll post an update and pics when it's completed!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tortellini Lasagna

Have you ever tried this? Made this? We really like it a lot! It's a neat variation of regular lasagna.


  • except, I used two jars of Marinara. I ordinarily use homemade, canned marinara, but I shared what I had canned, so I ran out for us. :(  but, I like Newman's. 
  • Spinach should be thawed and squeezed to get the water out. 


  • spread some sauce on the bottom of the baking dish

STEP 2 and STEP 3

  • add half of the tortellini and half of the spinach. This is where you could add some Italian seasoning, etc. 


  • add cheese


  • repeat all the steps. 
  • pour the remaining sauce over the top, sprinkle on a bit more cheese cause it's so yummy and looks pretty. 
  • BAKE at 350 for about 30-45 minutes til it's all bubbly. 

I regret to say this. I forgot to get a pic of the lasagna when it was done. Three starving guys... you understand, right? 
We had garlic bread, fresh yummy salad and iced tea with ours. 
What will you serve with yours? 
Take a pic of the end result and show me!!