What....? It's the end of July already?! This month has mostly flown by.
Life Stuff: Let's catch up before we put this month behind us. Doug's father had been in the hospital so there was some family visiting here and there. Great to see Doug's brother and the family from Mississippi when they visited, looking forward to seeing them again early next week. In other news, our son's air conditioner went out so they are dealing with horrific heat indexes (portable A/C units can help with that for now). Our son has an interview next week so we are hoping he gets that job.
Aja is doing well for an old girl. She is just waiting summer out before she willingly walks in the Fall temperatures. I think we are all looking forward to that time. Doug and I constantly talk about moving once we retire, someplace with seasons would be nice. I could do an entire post in our discussed options so far!
Books: I finished The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. She's such a prolific writer and I get lost in the scenes in Cornwall. Starting A Sense of Ending by Julian Barnes and When the English Fall by David Williams.
Over at Girlxoxo they had a fun tag for books. I copied it an added my own books to the theme. If you want, check it out HERE
Watching: We watched Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal, that was pretty good. I didn't see that ending coming, it's nice to be surprised. That's the only decent movie we watched. We tried Dark Matter, it's a series, but only got through a few episodes.
Food: We tried a new recipe for Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna. The recipe may be found at Damn Delicious. Great site and cool recipes. As you can compare from her site and mine, I did not get a photogenic shot! It looked more gray when it was reheated too.
BUT - it was good and probably had potential to be dynamite but our personal preference is for the traditional red sauced version. Not enough zing for our palates. If anyone has tried this with a Bechamal sauce and liked it, please do tell me what I need to tweak for next time.
Tortellini with traditional homemade red sauce! Loved it. Mushrooms, onions and garlic were heaped into my saucepan. Saute and add your tomatoes. Lovely meal and quick to get on the table which is a winner for weeknights.
Do you have a favorite or go-to pasta dish? I eat more pasta than I should but I love it!
I am sharing this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.
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