A few things on my mind:
1.) I can’t believe that Johnny Manziel hasn’t been drafted yet, and we’re going on the 18th pick.
2.) Rick & Kay Warren were interviewed on The View today, and they spit out more golden nuggets of wisdom regarding marriage than I could count. I love when people shoot it straight about marriage – it can be tough, but it’s also so worth it to always have “your person”. I think my favorite thing Rick said was along the lines of “marriage is made up of two forgiving people”. Isn’t that the truth? So good. He was also open about how much marital counseling they’ve been to, and he joked that MasterCard has paid their way to where they are today. Check out their interview here.
3.) I am very excited about my first Mother’s Day. We don’t have any big plans, and I’m looking forward to a day of just loving on my daughter.
4.) Day five of the cleanse will be complete after I go munch on a green apple with drizzled warm peanut butter for dessert.
Dinner was great tonight. Jamie could smell it baking from outside!
– one box of whole grain spaghetti noodles
– one yellow onion, chopped
– two tablespoons olive oil
– one tablespoon minced garlic (I buy the stuff straight out of the jar)
– one package ground turkey
– one packet McCormick’s low-sodium taco seasoning
– one jar of organic or low-sugar spaghetti sauce
– salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350.
1.) Cook pasta, drain, and set aside in large mixing bowl.
2.) Put ground turkey in large saucepan and cook thoroughly.
3.) While ground turkey is cooking, heat small saucepan with olive oil and saute diced onions on medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir frequently. Add garlic and cook for two more minutes.
4.) Add onion mixture to fully-cooked ground turkey in large sauce pan. Add taco seasoning and stir.
5.) Add ground turkey mixture to mixing bowl with noodles. Pour the entire jar of sauce into the mix and stir well.
6.) Grease the sides of a casserole dish, add mixture to dish, add salt and pepper to taste, cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. If you want to add cheese, bake for 25 minutes, take out, remove foil, cover with desired amount of cheese (shredded or slice mozzarella would be excellent!), and bake for additional five minutes.
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo