Pinterest. Need I say more? Why did it take so long for a site like this to be made? It. is. everything. I have been pinning like a MANIAC! If I would have found this before my wedding, I just honestly don't know what I would have done. Lately I've been really into looking at teaching/classroom ideas and recipes. If only 90% of the recipes on pinterest weren't delicious, decadent desserts that I am desperately trying to avoid. BUT...I did manage to find some decently "healthy" dishes to try and here is my experience:
First Recipe: Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups These were AMAZING and super easy. Ingredients: 1lb. lasagna noodles, 150z. ricotta cheese, 1 cup shredded mozzerella, 1 egg, 10oz. spinach, 1 jar of marinara, salt and pepper. First, cook the lasagna noodles according to box and drain. While the noodles are cooking, make your filling. Mix spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, egg, and some salt and pepper together in a bowl. Mix until well combined. When the noodles and filling are ready preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray pan with non-stick spray. Next, lay out a few noodles and spread some filling from end to end of each noodle. Don't spread it too thick because you do have to roll them up and you don't want any filling to squeeze out. Roll the noodles up and place in baking dish. Continue until filling is gone or pan is full. You will have noodles left over, but you can use them for back-up if some rip. Once the pan is filled, pour the marinara over the noodles making sure everything is covered. Then, cover with foil and place in the oven to bake for 30 min. Then take it out and ENJOY!
Second Recipe: Red Lobster's Cheddar Biscuits This recipe tastes just like the real thing and who doesn't love Red Lobster's Cheddar Biscuits?! Ingredients: 2 cups of Bisquick, 2/3 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup of butter (melted), 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon parsley. First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and mix the Bisquick, milk, and cheese until a soft dough forms. Then, drop spoonfuls of the mix onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 min. Mix the melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley and brush generously over the biscuits once removed from the oven. Serve warm and bask in the buttery goodness!
How do you even begin to pack for four months in a foreign country?
How do you pack for four months period?
What will I need, what will I want, what will the weather be like, should I pack only normal clothes or should I bring some dresses, what if I feel like getting spiffed up (who am I kidding?), should I wait and just buy it when I get there, what if I need that one thing that I forgot.
I hate packing...so this is a nightmare.
I am also a list person, so I tried to start a list of things I'll need...then I realized I don't know anything that I will need.
So I started with the weather. The average temp. during the four months we will be there is in the 70's and 80's. YES! But wait...it's also Typhoon season... WHAT EVEN IS A TYPHOON?!
Also, you can only bring two suitcases weighing 75lbs each. That sounded like a lot until I realized that's pretty much what I packed for our honeymoon.
I think I'll just throw every t-shirt and pair of shorts I own, a rain jacket, and my chacos into a suitcase and go with it.
For those of you that don't know...David and I are moving to the Philippines for four months on Sept. 14th to work with Give-a-Goat and we need help raising funding for our time there!
David is currently working as the Vice President for Give-a-Goat and our plan is to move to the island of Cebu to help expand the program by setting up a new office, hiring new workers, and building up the churches there.
Give-a-Goat is a non-profit organization founded by Oklahoma Christian Alum and native Filipino, Salvador Cariaga. The purpose of the organization is to eliminate poverty in the Philippines by providing goats to families in need. One goat can provide sustainable income for impoverished families by supplying them with milk to sell, manure to cultivate their gardens, livestock to auction off, and more.
To learn more about the organization go to giveagoatnow.com
So, we are needing funding to pay for travel, housing, food/living expenses, and benevolence work.
We have already managed to raise enough money for our plane tickets (thank you jesus), but we are still needing money to pay for all of our living expenses once we are there.
If you are willing and able, we would love to have your support!
To donate: -Go to giveagoatnow.com -Click the DONATE button in the upper right corner -Click the CHOOSE YOUR GOAT button in the center of the page -Choose the OTHER DONATION option -Enter the amount you would like to give and then click the scroll menu and choose the "David and Meagan's Trip" option -Then click OK to add it to your basket -Click GIVE YOUR GOAT to complete your transaction
-Mail us a check made out to Give a Goat with a note that says "David and Meagan's Trip" -Send to: 2501 E. Memorial Rd. Edmond, OK 73136
The relationship began after Meagan jokingly agreed to go on a date with David at the end of their sophomore year of high school. It went so well that they continued dating through high school and college. On May 9th David proposed to Meagan at Disneyland after 5 years of dating! Their wedding was on June 4th, 2010 on their six year anniversary. Join us as we venture into marriage and try to pretend like we know what we're doing!