Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday is Prince Spagetti Day!

Remember back in the day those commercials for Prince Spaghetti....
visualize...Old Italian village...dinner time, 
Mamasita calling her beloved son 
home for dinner..."Anthony, Anthony...", in the late 70's
 I think they added a girl's name--"Maria, Maria.."
I think it's a pasta day for us I thought I would 
share a delicious recipe with you!

1-3 tbs Olive oil
2 Shallots (minced)
2 zucchini (cut lengthwise, then 1/4" pieces to look like half moon)
2 yellow squash (same as above)
1 pint of grape tomatoes (cut in 1/2)
1-2 lbs raw shrimp (peeled, deveined)
1 tbs lemon zest (just the yellow stuff, not the white)
1 cup Italian parsley (finely chopped)
1 cup basil (finely chopped)
Kosher salt
fresh ground pepper

1-2 lbs Thin spaghetti (cooked Al Dante)*
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
*You can also substitute spaghetti squash

"On top of spaghetti" CD

Heat Olive oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pan) in a sauce pan, add shallots, saute until transparent, add zucchini and yellow squash, saute 3-4 minutes then set aside.

In a separate pan, heat olive oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pan), add shrimp and cook till pink 2-4 minutes depending on the size.

Add shrimp to veggie mixture, toss mixture with cooked pasta then add tomatoes, lemon zest, parsley, basil, salt and pepper to taste...enjoy!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On any given day...

(sent from a friend, who sent it from a friend...and so on)

...I'm just sayin'

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Laughter is timeless 
Imagination has no age
And dreams are forever...

(Photo taken @ Sal and Martha's place)

It's Sunday...It must be Significant...

“Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness
 should be waiting for us in our graves - 
or whether it should be ours 
here and now and on this earth.”
Ayn Rand 

(the ceiling of an old church in Bavaria, Germany)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I've been tagged!

The rules:
a. Link to the person who tagged you.
b. Post the rules on your blog.
c. Write six random things about yourself.
d. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
e. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
f. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Through the efforts of another Grand Dame workingmomtellsall I have been tagged to write some random things about myself, hmmmmmm, let me think.....Oh, I've got it!

1. When it comes to tags I feel like I am dyslexic...all these rules, I'm not sure I will get them straight~~~(no offense to my dyslexic friends:)

2. I have 4 living brothers, 1 beautiful sister, a mom, a dad, a step mom, a step dad, 8 step brothers and sisters, 8 nieces and nephews, 10 step nieces and nephews, a husband and 3 children:)...that's just from my side of the tracks!

3. Kate Hepburn has always been my Idol...Now, there was a Great Dame!...A gal that held her own with any of her leading men...
~Part tom boy, "Woman of the Year"

~Part smart alec, "Pat and Mike"

~Part of a great era that has gone, but never forgotten...

4. I have been known to follow a person who litters en route to the next stop light, innocently open my window to suggest I need directions, then proceed to lambate them about how it is up to us to keep the environment clean and how they should keep their trash in their shack and not on our roadways....I have also been known to let people know they are number one when then carelessly cut me off...I'm just sayin'

5. I have no patience for snivilling idiots who don't try to figure things out..of course I mean the big things like...which is the best school for my kid and not just the best school.........not stuff like does this dress make my butt look big....well, I guess I could be guilty of that too..........

6. I live life excuses, no guilt, just live life!

Now I am passing this along to a few friends I don't have many but the ones I have are great...and if you already received this...delete it:).....Melinda, like you don't have enough to do...Ash, I know we don't talk much, thanks for the humor

I'm just sayin'

Sunday, April 20, 2008

there's no place like home.....

I just think he is a cutey and he sings good too!

Come Sail Away....

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed 
by the things that you didn't do 
than by the ones you did do. 
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. 
Catch the trade winds in your sails.




Mark Twain quote

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Week in Review.......

This week started out with an overnight stay at the spa with my W-chester gal pals…what a blast….we were buffed and puffed and found our inner core through a series of treatments, yoga and pilates classes. I loved the Pilates…at my age I really need to focus on the inner core 
to combat the muffin top that keeps popping out!
(Google image)

Following a fine meal we headed back to our rooms to play 
a game of sex trivia….

Jeeze, there is so much I need to learn!
(courtesy of Uncommon—v-cool stuff!)

After 24 hours of shuffling around in a fluffy white robe and flip flops, 
it was back to reality…. my daughter and I 
embarked on a quick college tour... 
(daughter: “this is my spring break…do you get it, break, like I need a break!” 
mother: “fine, the community college in town is fine by me”)….GRRRRRRR!
6 schools, 3 days, 3 cities, 700 miles, 2 hotel rooms, 
and a few yummy road food meals…later! 
She could see herself attending 2 of the 6 schools☺

Since my little darling wasn’t too keen on the college tour scene, I suggested a little retail therapy to calm the nerves……during the course of perusing the shops in the mall, we stumbled upon this vending machine…this is a first for me…I mean really, whoever thought you can get your zit cream from a vending machine!

I’m just sayin’…All this in one week….I think I need to visit the spa again.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I'm Back........

After a much too long hiatus, I am back!  And,  I am not...I am off to the spa with my gal pals from W-chester for a much needed day of getting pampered!....I will fill you you in on the details during the next few days...then  I am off college hunting with my daughter...that should be interesting!
Here are my peeps from W-chester and beyond!