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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The BIG announcement

I have started this post several times and then stopped because I am (still) at a loss for words. So, here goes...Dave and I are having twins. Believe me, you could not be any more stunned right now than I was when we found out. It is still so hard to believe we will have TWO babies in a matter of about 6 months. We have known for quite a while, but didn't really make a big announcement until last week-I couldn't hide my growing belly anymore! I am 14 weeks and feel great. We won't find out what the babies are for at least 3 more weeks, it could be as long as 7. I don't think the news has really set in, yet. Some days it seems real, but then I think about needing two of everything and it seems a little more unbelievable. I just want to say a big, "Thank you!!" to everyone who has known about this special announcement and have kept it a secret. Dave and I appreciate all your prayers and words of encouragement during the last few months. I know we are going to continue to value them in the weeks, months and years to come!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I need help!

I am so tired of cooking the same boring meals all the time. It seems like I have about 5 different things that I cook quite frequently. I need to mix it up a bit. Also, I am going back to school at the end of the month and the first several weeks (or more) are so exhausting I know I am not going to want to cook very elaborate meals. So, I am enlisting your help. I am looking for 1)healthy, 2)easy, and 3)tasty meals. Dave is a little picky--no beans (pinto type), no broccoli, spinach, or unusual veggies, please, and not too spicy. I would really like ideas of casserole type dishes that can be frozen. I REALLY appreciate any and all ideas. If you want to give me your 10 faves, that is great. If you only have one to share, that is great, also.

Since I am requesting recipes I guess I will give you one that I have recently come up with. It is kind of an adaptation of a Rachael Ray recipe and oh, so delicious and easy!! Preheat oven to 400. Start with new potatoes. Cut them in half and sprinkle them with extra virgin olive oil. (I do this in a mixing bowl) Make sure they are completely covered then put them on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix around, on the cookie sheet, with your hands making sure all sides are seasoned. When I am finished I make sure all the cut sides are facing the cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. So easy and so good!

I can't wait to read your delicious recipe ideas!!