N- Notes & Notebooks
Old school is still the best way for me to brainstorm. I pot my notes into a notebook, this one is a cheap composition book purchased during back to school sales. I think it was all of 49 cents. I tab my pages at the beginning of a section. When I have something I add to it. It may sit untouched for weeks, but when I need to go find that one thing that I wrote down, I will have it. Those tab things from post-its are great!
Such handy little things, nails. These are for hanging decor and picture hangers. No, it’s not the same thing. Sometimes you need a nail to hang something, other times you need one of those angled metal hook things – a picture hanger. I’ve been tackling a few things on my to do list.
I’ve waited for the hubs to “get around to it” for ages. It’s actually better if I tackle it because I know what I want. Never mind the extra holes in the wall. They will get patched next time we paint. I’m nonplussed by little details like that – I try to get it right the first time, but hey, life goes on when you get your nail half an inch to the left too far and have to do it over. A little dab of toothpaste, smoothed out with an old gift card hides that sucker. And a little dab of paint from the leftover can we keep stored in the basement.
The beginning of one of my family’s favorite meals:
Bear with me on this one, I am trying to remember as if I were making it because this was a throw together meal.
1 package of medium egg noodles
3 cups water
1 package of artificial crab meat, torn into pieces
1 package of scallions chopped into small pieces ( about 1/2 cup of scallions)
fresh spinach with the stems removed ( about 2 cups of fresh spinach)
1 jar alfredo sauce
1/2 cup of parmesan
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
In a large skillet or electric skillet (this is what I use to make this dish), put noodles in skillet, add water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to keep pasta from sticking to the pan. Water will absorb. Once the pasta is cooked al dente – which is only about seven minutes – egg noodles cook fast. Add butter and stir around. Pour jar of alfredo sauce over noodles. Stir to coat evenly, pour milk into the jar, shake up and add. ( Sauce thickens so this isn’t going to make your sauce too thin, plus you’re going to add more cheese.) Add milk, stirring in.
Make sure the pasta is evenly coated. Add torn pieces of crab meat. Add scallions. Layer fresh spinach over the top. Add salt and pepper, cover for just a couple of minutes while preparing your salad and setting the table.
Uncover, scoop onto the plate, top with some grated parmesan and a twist of freshly ground black pepper.
Super simple, healthy and satisfying.
Let me know if you decide to try my concoction! My kids love it and they have never complained about the spinach!
Have a fabulous day!
Write on my friends, write on!