So when Sara and I booked one of our wedding couples destination wedding in Rochester New York, we thought since we were so close why not spend a day in Niagara Falls. Now the day that we got to Niagara it was beautiful, but we didn’t schedule anything until the next morning, which was the wrong move because it pored all day long. Well since most of the things we were going to do, we would be getting wet anyway, we decided to go ahead and do them. Checkout the video below.. It was still pretty great time.
I came across this the other day and had to share it on the blog! I have been looking for more healthy snacks that Sara and I can share. This looks like the perfect snack, instead of eating chips or crackers or anything else, I think this might be a good try. Guess what! it is only 3 ingredients and it only takes 20 minutes.
Kale Chips | Prep Time in the matter of minutes… | Total Time 20 Min
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
Bake them for 20 minutes but at 10 minutes flip them over so they cook evenly.
Oh how I always loved my mom’s crescent lasagna meal that she would make a few times a year, it is a nice twist on the standard original lasagna dinner. Now I know it is probably not the healthiest meal for you but in my mind it is one of the tastiest meals. I have been craving this for quite sometime now, but unfortunately I can’t go over to my moms and ask her to make if for me right now. If you have been following my on twitter or are friends with my on Facebook you might have heard that she had a stroke in November. Well I am sure by the end of this year she will be back in the kitchen making some of my favorite meals again.
Crescent Lasagna | Prep Time 30 Min | Total Time 1 Hour | About 8 Servings
- 1/2lb bulk pork sausage
- 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 3/4 cup chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
- Dash pepper
- 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
- 2 (7×4-inch) slices mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed
- In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and beef until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in remaining meat filling ingredients; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
- Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix cheese filling ingredients. Unroll both cans of dough. Place dough rectangles side by side, on ungreased cookie sheet (if using crescent dough, firmly press edges and perforations to seal). Press to form 15×13-inch rectangle.
- Spoon half of meat filling in 6-inch wide strip lengthwise down center of dough to within 1 inch of short sides. Spoon cheese filling over meat filling; spoon remaining meat filling evenly over cheese filling. Arrange mozzarella cheese slices over filling.
- Fold short sides of dough 1 inch over filling. Fold long sides of dough tightly over filling, overlapping edges in center 1/4 inch; firmly pinch center seam and ends to seal. Brush with milk; sprinkle with sesame seed.
- Bake 23 to 27 minutes or until deep golden brown.
So Dave and I have recently developed a liking for boating… For the second time this summer we decided to take a whirl on a Pontoon boat. This time with our good friends, Alan & Ellen. I grew up with Alan & Ellen’s kids, and we go to the same church, so I call affectionately call them Papa and Mama Fleiss…. and two cooler and better people you will never meet. They are awesome. Anyway, they bought a Pontoon boat last October, and we went with them a few weeks ago to take a trip on the boat down the Monongahela (the Mon). What a nice day! So relaxing! And we got lucky, it was one of the coolest days of this blazing hot summer we are having, so I didn’t even get sunburned!We got stopped by the Mon boat police(oops) for me hanging my feet off the front, but other than that, it was a perfect day, complete with margaritas and smores! Great times!
Did Sara say margaritas? No.. she just meant red pop, quiet or we wont share.
We were invited to a day at the Yellow Creek State Park with my parents and some friends. We all took some picnic food to share under the nice shaded trees. It was like a miniature cruse for the day. We had some lunch, played some games and hopped on the boat to cruise and feel the nice wind blowing in our hair. It was a nice day, I think we will try this again some time, it was a wonderful relaxing day.