Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just Checking In...

Just want to check in and say that I recognize the posting has gotten a little spotty around here lately.

Spring's a busy time for us, with birthdays and celebrations galore, and trips to see family always popping up. In the last month we've been to Pennsylvania, Cleveland and St. Louis to help mark milestones in our niece and nephews' lives (birthday, 1st communion and confirmation!). Add to it that O. is playing soccer again, and we're on our way to being a family with far too many time commitments.

Also, if I'm honest, being pregnant and trying to keep up with the blog is kicking my butt. Every time I have a free moment to sit down to post, I find myself just trying to keep my eyes open and my DVR from overflowing instead. I've been taping a Gilmore Girls episode every day on ABC Family to catch up on the few episodes I've never seen, and it's gotten to be a bit much. And oh no, here comes sweeps week!

Never fear, J. is traveling a lot in May, and with that always comes some insomnia, so I'm sure I'll have some good opportunities to share some more thoughtful thoughts with you soon!

Oh, and just to make this post something other than an apology, I'm making lasagna for O's family birthday party on Saturday, and I'm never happy with how mine turns out. Lasagna was the first thing I ever cooked for J., and he still raves about it (it was the standard Betty Crocker cookbook recipe), and comments that it's never tasted the same since then. I blame it on the fact that he was pretty buzzed when he ate it, after a day of hanging out with his buddies playing Golden Tee. Or maybe he was just drunk with love. Whichever, I think I need to try a new recipe. I've printed out The Pioneer Woman's "Best Lasagna Ever" to try, but am also open to YOUR suggestions. Thanks!

7 comments:

Stacia said...

Glad to hear your voice. Hope things settle out soon and the utter exhaustion of early pregnancy fades. (As for lasagna recipes, mine usually comes from a box, so I am absolutely no help!)

Heather said...

I'm with Stacia; I can't beat Stouffer's lasagna in family size, no matter how hard I try. Must be the German in me...I can whip up a mean batch of goetta any day of the week :)

That is a lot of traveling! No wonder you're exhausted!

No worries; we'll all still be here when you get back :)

Homecooked Lasagna said...

Lasagna is also the first dish that I learned to cook. Well, quite honestly I think it's the only dish I know how to cook, lol! But in all fairness, I could do a hundred different lasagna recipes! So even if you're having just lasagna for the entire week, it'll be 7 kinds of lasagna each night. :)

Homecooked Lasagna said...

Lasagna is also the first dish that I learned to cook. Well, quite honestly I think it's the only dish I know how to cook, lol! But in all fairness, I could do a hundred different lasagna recipes! So even if you're having just lasagna for the entire week, it'll be 7 kinds of lasagna each night. :)

mep said...

Lasagna? I make it, but my recipe is nothing special. I'm sure you can recreate your wooing of J. magic. If all else fails, make sure everyone is playing Golden Tee and enjoying some beverages before the party? Or not.

Your spring sounds busy but fun!

BTW, got your awesome package yesterday! You know me so well. Official note of gratitude forthcoming.

CaraBee said...

My lasagna recipe is the one on the box of noodles. It's like seven ingredients and easy. Which is just how I like it. I'm betting it was new love that flavored that dish the first time.

littlebear said...

Just passing By.