Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

I made this for dinner the other night and I just had to share. WHEN I do it again i will make the following changes. I will probably 1/2 it and freeze one half it makes a TON! And instead of pepperjack cheese on top I would probably put blue cheese crumbles! Enjoy!


12 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles, uncooked
1 lb. Skinless Chicken Breast, cubed
3 Cups Hunt’s Four Cheese Spaghetti Sauce
1 Cup Very Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 1/2 Cups Water
15 oz. Nonfat Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup Egg Substitute
9 Slices 2% Pepperjack Cheese


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Cook chicken over medium high heat for 4 minutes or until almost done. Stir in sauces and water. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese and egg substitute.

Spray a 9X13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1 Cup of sauce in the bottom of pan. Arrange 4 noodles over the sauce. Spread more sauce, then a layer of ricotta mixture. Add another layer of sauce, and repeat the whole process until you end with a layer of sauce. Cover and bake 70 minutes. Uncover and place cheese slices on top, then bake for another 15 minutes uncovered. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

Makes 9 Equal Servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 285 Calories; 4g Fat; 29g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; Points Plus+ 7
Where have I been... well really I am not sure! Our lives are a little crazy right now. We close on our current house in ONE WEEK! I feel like there is a lot to do, and my basement haunts me! Its gonna take FOREVER and I don't even know where to begin. Its almost crippling for me. Every day I put on my to do list "Pack up basement" and I don't even walk down the steps? Do you ever do that? Please tell me you do.

I have made progress in the paint department and this my friends is HUGE. I am going with a more trendy colors this time around. But hey its paint right? I just wanna go for a little change. Grays, griege, tans, and teals!!! What in the world! But I am excited and hope it all comes together!

The kiddos are great. JH is in soccer and Lynley is his biggest fan. We are excited to be in the new house and get settled. And then I can have my computer set up at a permeant location and blog till my hearts content!

Hopefully well meet again soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thoughts before Kindergarten

*** the only way I could put into words what my heart is feeling now***

His book bag is hung on a hook by the door, and his lunch box is packed with healthy foods galore.

You know that his clothes have been ironed to a tee. And he hopped into bed with excitement and glee.

But as we said his prayers tonight, I squeezed my little boy extra long and tight.

Tomorrow when he wakes a new adventure begins, and deep in my heart I'm excited for him.

But tonight, at this moment, this momma is cryin'. He grew up so fast, I feel like a part of me is dying.

Sweet Jesus hold him tight on this journey he goes. Our prayer will always be its you that he knows.

So as school starts tomorrow and this adventure begins. May he walk out that door confident knowing we love him!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Sleepover

So all summer long John Hunter has asked for his best buddy Ty to sleep over! Well he finally did and here's the proof!

We bought a house....

So we are not homeless. We have bought a house and we are truly excited. We close on our current home Sept. 5 and move into the new home Sept. 7. We are praying that all the details works out and that everything gets finalized quickly and smoothly. Eric and I have been on our knees and trusted God through this whole journey and continue to do so. We feel like God has something big in store for us and is gonna use us in great ways. We are sad to leave our neighbors and our hood but they are 2.1 miles away and will still them A LOT!

The hardest thing about this move for me has been John Hunter's school. In my head and heart JH was always going to Thorpe Creek. I was prepared, I prayed over, and I had a plan. In our new neighborhood JH will go to Geist Elementary. Still a a great school and we have heard lots of wonderful things about it, but in my heart and head it was not what I had planned. God is funny about things like that. I feel like he is gonna use me/ John Hunter in mighty ways at this school and although I am excited about what lies ahead I am sadden. I feel like Jonah who was told to go to Ninavah and didn't but in the end when he obeyed God his ministry was fruitful! So please pray for us during this time. These are the things I am specifically praying for:
1) God to use our family in a mighty way
2) John Hunter will make friends quickly
3) His teacher... how she teachers, nurtures, and committees with him/ us
4) OVERALL, letting my baby go to Kindergarten! This mommy is having a hard time with this!