Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Number five is Alive!

There was a movie in the 80's called Short Circut where a robot is struck by lightening causing a power surge which brings the robot to life.  Throughout the movie the robot says "Number 5 is Alive!"  This movie was a favorite in my house growing up and when Jim and I found out we were expecting baby number five my dad uttered those famous words.

Well we welcomed "Number 5" into the world on March 20th.  She was 8 lb 10oz and sweet as can be.
Her name means Given to God. 
All our children have names with meanings from Hebrew.  Number five's name means "Given to God" with her middle name being Joy. 

On the blog she'll be Given.

She is a fabulous baby.  Sweet and laid back.  I keep saying that I don't know if my babies get better or if I'm just a better mom with each one.  In either case, she's a doll.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back in the Gutsy Saddle

I know I've been a blogging slacker this fall.  We've been so busy, it just got placed on the back burner.  But, among other exciting things happening in our house, we found out we are expecting baby number 5 in late March.  But now that work has slowed down, morning sickness has all but disappeared and the holidays are over (whew!).  It's about time I got back in the kitchen and got Gutsy!

We've changed the way we're doing things.  We're no longer using the Kitchen Bible, we'll have a new theme each month with a few different recipes to try each week.  January is bucket list month, with several people suggesting different recipes, ingredients or methods they have always wanted to try.  Here's this month's line up.  I chose Spaghetti al Limone.  Now when I tried to go to this website on grocery day, it wouldn't connect.  So I used this recipie.  I liked this one because it had cream in it, and I have an easier time convincing the family to eat a creamy sauce.

So these are all the ingredients.  This is it.  So easy.  My only issue was that I didn't think I had any fresh basil, my basil plant died earlier this winter,  and so I used the dry.  As we were eating dinner, Jim asked why I hadn't used the fresh basil from the freezer.  Grrrrr...  Oh well, just one more reason to make this again!

Dinner... yummy!
I really loved the light fresh taste of this pasta.  I felt like it was missing a little something, but I think that problem will be solved when I use the fresh basil.  I can't wait to pull this recipie out again this summer, it really seems like the perfect summer pasta dish.  Jim wished it had some chicken, so maybe a grilled chicken breast on the side.  We'll see.
This kids gave it varying grades from an A++++++ to a D+.  But I think I would give it a solid B.  And it will definitely be filed in the 'make again' file.