Friday, June 26, 2009

Zucchini Pasta

We made this tonight for dinner.  It was pretty good.    I forgot to taste a bit of the zucchini before I grated it, and one or more of our zucchinis was bitter.  I definitely will try it again with some good zucchini.  The recipe called for linguine, but I couldn't resist using my favorite long pasta shape.

Zucchini Pasta
       original recipe from Healthy Cooking April/May 09

  • 8 oz uncooked linguine
  • 4 cups coarsely shredded zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (for Helen's sake I ended up mincing the garlic)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

1.  Cook linguine, or in my case fusilli, according to package directions.  In a sieve or colander, drain the zucchini squeezing to remover excess liquid.  Pat dry.

2.  In a large non-stick skillet, saute zucchini in oil for 2 minutes.  Add garlic; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender.  Transfer to a large bowl.  Add the yogurt, cheese, salt and pepper.  Drain pasta; add to zucchini mixture and toss to coat.

Side note:  next time I will probably add 1 shredded carrot to the zucchini for more color.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ringing In the Day

So sometime around 1:30 am, Jake and I started ringing in my 30th birthday with a tour of room #10 of the Women's Center at the Hospital. Not quite what I had in mind - sleeping would have been much much better. I had also planned on having a real tour of Women's Center - not the ER clerk escorting me to a maternity nurse. But hey, why not - unnormal birthday celebrations are a part of getting old right? - especially when pregnant?

Three hours later, they deemed me fine to go home. It was my intestines cramping and the mystery fluid was not amniotic fluid leaking. They said flu...I still say food poisoning. That is what I thought all along until the cramping became all over my tummy and the mystery fluid appeared. I am feeling mostly better today and Baby Sister is fine and moving around a lot.

The rest of my birthday festivities include a previously scheduled glucose tolerant test, blood draws, and my regular OB appointment. I think next time I plan not to be pregnant on my birthday...ya planned pregnancies - that is a novice idea. Hahaha.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A REALLY busy week followed by a "lounging" week

Congratulations to
these fun newlyweds!!

Last week we had a really busy week on the Marble side of the family. Jake's brother married a very wonderful woman. So all week we were doing wedding preparations. I did the wedding flowers with some great help from my dad who brought the flowers down from Idaho - thanks a tons again, Dad!
Thursday was spent arranging flowers and attending the wedding dinner (BBQ). It was great fun. Ladybug (and all of Jackie's nieces and nephews and a few adults) loved the big blow-up toys - thanks again, Brady. I thought I got pictures of Ladybug on the slide, which was her favorite, but I didn't. :( She could climb up it and go down by herself and we only had a couple of minor bumps that she didn't like. The dinner was great fun and we all enjoyed the time.

The next day was the wedding. Ladybug didn't like getting up so early after going to bed so late. But once the reception got underway that evening with desserts and candy comparible to Willy Wonka's factory she was in heaven. Coming off that sugar rush on being over-tired from the weeks events - not so fun for either of us. We forgot to take any pictures at the reception. When Jackie and Keith get back, I'll have to see if I can get some from her family. It was a beautiful reception and a lovely way end a very busy week for all of us.

And on to this week. We are all lounging around again. Not by choice. We are all sick again. My goal is just to keep up on dishes today and drink plenty of fluids. I hate being sick. I hate being sick when Ladybug is sick too. Jake and I were talking about listening to the radio commercials and reading signs about washing hands to ward off sickness. Both of our thoughts are "If it were that easy. We are trying that and it is not working for us."

Hopefully this week passes quickly and we can get on to the other projects I've been working on and can post some more exciting things. Including the changes I am slowly and once again making to my blog.

p.s. Baby Sister now has a first name, but we are still deciding between 4 names for her middle name.

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