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Archive for January, 2010

This is my favorite gift Kira received for Christmas, courtesy of grandma and grandpa Hat (because they always have on ball caps, lol).

It is a chainsaw.  I love it.

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Santa brought the apron, but don’t let the butterflies fool you…she is a little tiny, twisted version of both her parents with her slightly devious gleam in her eye.  I think she’s thinking the same thing I am…Halloween either 2010 or 2011, there will DEFINITELY be a Baby Leatherface costume in the works.

Mwahahahahaha!!!

Okay, not really.  I have none.  No motivation to post on this site or to do much of anything online.  Hell, I haven’t even been farming on Facebook for over a month and I flushed or sold all my fish on the numerous Facebook fish farms I had.  See, I am not doing anything much online at all…so it’s nothing personal to my blog.

I have to make a decision about how, where, when and if I am going to continue to post here at all…but more on that later.

For now, I really shall share a recipe!  I just made this up tonight, so if there is something similar out in the internuts already, so be it.

Stir Fry Tortellini

Ingredients:

ground turkey, beef or chicken (or shrimp or any other meat you choose)
veggies – I chose red pepper, broccoli and fresh spinach
tri-colored cheese tortellini (I used that of the frozen persuasion)
olive oil
garlic
pepper
shredded cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, etc…you choose)

Okay.  So, I cooked the ground turkey until it is very done.  I added garlic to it while it cooked.  It was pretty lean so draining wasn’t necessary in this instance.

Meanwhile, I cut up my veggies and steamed them in the microwave because I find that it speeds up the cooking process.  I also started my tortellini boiling per the instructions on the bag.

Finally, I added the steamed broccoli and red pepper to the cooked ground turkey, poured in about 2 tsps of olive oil and a little more garlic and black pepper. I added fresh spinach, cooking for a couple of minutes until it starts to wilt.  Then I add the boiled and drained tortellini to the meat and veggies, pour on enough olive oil to coat the pasta, sprinkle the cheese on top to taste (I didn’t use much since there is cheese in the tortellini), stir and serve while its hot.

It was delicious!

Here’s what the finished product looks like and it is healthy!

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