Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

We are having a storm here and the weather guy said that hail would reach Saint Paul at 6:11. It was 6:05, so we ran outside to move one of the cars into the garage. We were out in the rain for less than a minute and the following was the result. Of course as soon as we came in, the rain let up, and as of hail. :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Veggie Lasagna

By popular demand I present Krisitn's Veggie Lasagna recipe. It's divine. :) The original recipe came from Heather Swann.


Lasagna Noodles
1 Package of Frozen Spinach
1 jar of red spaghetti sauce
1 medium tub of ricotta cheese
2 eggs
1-2 cups of Mozzarella cheese

Cook lasagna noodles according to directions on package
Thaw spinach
Chop mushrooms, zucchini, and garlic and sauté
Add red sauce to veggies and heat through
In a bowl, mix spinach, eggs, and ricotta cheese together
Layer ingredients in a 9x13 pan as follows:
Thin layer of sauce
Veggies and sauce mixture
Mozzarella cheese (1/2-1 cup)
Ricotta and spinach mixture
Remaining sauce
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes
Add remaining mozzarella cheese to the top 5 minutes before removing from the oven

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kristin's a Master!

After two years of hard work, Kristin finished her master's program in Differentiated Instruction. I'm so proud of her! For her final project she had to write a capstone paper, complete a board, and attend a gallery walk to show it off. The gallery walk was on Monday where I was finally able to meet the awesome people she has spent her Thursday nights with over the past couple of years!

Congratulations, Kristin! I love you!

Kristin with her cohort.

Kristin with her board.

Kristin and me.

Kristin and Jehn.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cassi Visits!

Cassi came to visit this weekend! We didn't do much but had fun exploring all Saint Paul has to Ax Man, the Minnehaha dog park, Bibelot, Mall of America, America's smallest dedicated park...and more that I can't really remember...but I'm sure it was fun...because I know we had a good time. :) As I was looking through the photos we took while she was here, though, I realized we didn't get any of us together! Ah well, we'll have to remedy that during the trip to Denver in three weeks.

Cassi and Ellie along "my" trail by the Mississippi.

Cassi snapped this picture of Ellie at the dog park. I loved it. :)

Proof we were at Albert Park. :)

This is where we found Ellie after Cassi left (in the bed where Cassi slept while she was here). She stayed there for a long time. She misses her favorite Aunt Cassi!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It is a GORGEOUS day here today so I decided to take Ellie for a walk down by the Mississippi River. She had a blast playing in the river, and I soaked up all the sun I could get. :)