Thursday, October 27, 2011

What to do for dinner?

Yesterday I was really craving something Italian.  We make homemade pizza usually once a week or so, but that's not what I was wanting.  I make lasagna frequently, but again, that's not what I was wanting.  I texted Tim and told him I was wanting something creamy and garlicy, but wasn't quite sure.  I looked at what I had in the fridge and the pantry: spaghetti noodles, garlic, cream, and ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but I started with making a basic alfredo sauce.  Then I mixed the ricotta cheese with some parsley, salt, pepper, shredded mozzarella and an egg.  I cooked the spaghetti noodles.  Then I just mixed everything together in a big bowl, dumped it in a casserole dish, topped it with sliced mozzarella cheese and baked it for a bit.  I didn't know how it was going to turn out, but all the things I put into it sounded good at the time!  The result was what Tim called the best Italian dish I have ever made.  I think I will need to come up with a name for it because I think it will be a regular in our meal rotation!

This week has been nice for us.  Tim has been home before 6pm every day, which has been absolutely wonderful.  Monday night I started having some major contractions.  I drank extra water, walked around, changed positions and nothing helped them go away.  Finally about 3am the next day they went away.  I was pretty uncomfortable for a while, but I eventually got a bit of rest.  Robby has been sleeping and napping so well.  The past two days I've had so much energy.  I don't know where it's coming from, but I'm taking advantage of it while I have it.  I organized Robby's closet and got clothes ready for Charlie to be able to use.  I also organized my desk and our pantry.  I'm on top of all the laundry and cleaning, which is really nice.  I guess the nesting has just started early this time!  When Robby is awake, he is moving.  He isn't satisfied sitting and playing with any toys now.  He's either crawling around following me, or walking around every piece of furniture.  Usually he does this but is happy taking a break to play with things.  Not this week!  He's definitely keeping me on my toes much more than usual!

Mandy gets in tomorrow morning.  I'm so excited for her to be here!  We always have a blast when we're together and it's always nice to have her help with Robby.  We have some Groupon movie tickets that expire next week so she and I are going to the movies tomorrow night and Tim and I are going Saturday night.  We haven't had a date night in well over a month and a half.  It will be fun to have some "us" time!  Tim is leaving Sunday for a meeting in Dallas and will be gone until Friday.  Mandy will be here until Wednesday, so I only have to be by myself for three days and two nights.  I'm so thankful for that!

I didn't get a 21 week picture taken but I will get a picture-less 21 week pregnancy highlight post up soon!  I hope everyone's week is going well!


Catie said...

That pasta sounded so good!!

Mandy said...

I am soooo glad to be here!! I love y'all so much!!