Friday, July 29, 2011

Zombie Soup

This soup is delicious, you wont be disappointed.

for the soup:
2 tsp. olive oil
1-1/2 lbs. Italian sausage
3 c. chopped onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 T. tomato paste
1 28-oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
6 c. chicken stock
8 oz. mafalda or fusilli pasta
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

for the cheesy yum:
8 oz. ricotta
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
pinch of freshly ground pepper

2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage, breaking up into bite sized pieces, and brown for about 5 minutes.
 Add onions and cook until softened, about 6 minutes.
 Add garlic,
 oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.
 Add tomato paste and stir well. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the tomato paste turns a rusty brown color.
 Add diced tomatoes,
 bay leaves,
 and chicken stock.
 Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add uncooked pasta and cook until al dente.

in the meantime:

 In a small bowl, combine the ricotta,
 Parmesan, salt, and pepper.

To serve, place a dollop of the cheesy yum in each soup bowl, sprinkle some of the mozzarella on top and ladle the hot soup over the cheese.

(and I was so excited to eat this soup I forgot to take a final photo)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

week 27

 Ruby is trying to crawl, when I put her on her belly she pulls her legs forward and tries to get on her knee's.  I am assuming it isn't too far off!

6 months later...

Monday, July 25, 2011

hand me down

 Ruby's aunty Hannah let her borrow one of her old shirts.  Oh how I wish I had some infant cowboy boots to go with it!

Also Ruby has been skyping with her grandpa and grandma!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New hair

 Dan has a job interview tomorrow so I gave him a hair cut, isn't he a stud!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

26 weeks

 already, makes me sad to think about how quickly she is growing up.


We are having some moderate flooding from the release of a glacial ice dam on a nearby lake

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

6 months

In this picture her eyes remind me of mine when I was little


 On Sunday my friend Annie and I took the kiddo's to the beach!  The day started out super sunny and warm, once we got to the beach the clouds had rolled in but luckily it was still warm! 
 I let Ruby have fun in the sand.  She was way into dipping her toys in the sand while her friend Jackson just wanted to dig holes!
 She face planted!
Ruby is also doing great at eating, so far she has tasted avocado, apples, pears, sweet potatoes and whole grain brown rice cereal. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

crawling, standing and bedhead

 When I put Ruby on her tummy she tries get her legs under her to be on all four.  To encourage it I have been putting her on her belly and putting everything desirable out of reach.  She is getting pretty good at scooting, so yesterday I took her pacifier and put is way out of reach to encourage her more.  It ended with crying and me giving in and letting her have the pacifier, I promise next time I will be stronger and not give in!

 Ruby also like to stand, if I stand her up and lean her on something she will stand forever.  Yesterday after the attempt to get her crawling I stood her up against our ottoman.  I put a few toys up on it for her to play with.  She stood without falling over for about an hour, she would have gone longer but we had to head to bible study. 

 Today Ruby woke up with the most rockin' bed head, I couldn't resist taking pictures.
baby bellies are the best
I love her in her pj'

 passed out from playing