Who can sing THAT title with the appropriate tune?
Either people have abandoned Blogger for Facebook, or you have all found something meaningful to do with your lives. Shame on you.
Or maybe it is because I have run out of worthwhile that my comments are at an all-time low? I know: it is because I never declared a contest winner. I must confess to sort of forgetting I actually ran a contest. I will get right on that.
The truth is that right now I'm on top of very little. "When you find yourself in a slump, unslumping yourself is not easily done." I'm mostly doing the right things--I'm studying the scriptures now pretty regularly, prayers are more earnest (if not frequent enough), I'm serving and really trying to focus on my family. So I'm not sure what the deal is. We typically have moved a lot, but Oregon is starting to seem more or less like our home. Maybe I'm coming to terms with that.
Anyway, friends, I got nothing. Just a need to connect. There are things nagging at me that I cannot resolve. Or talk about. I'm feeling grouchy and misunderstood; but mostly I'm tired. And the rain has kept the Jedi more or less in the house for several very long days.
Tonight's dinner--Bacon Spaghetti. (If your husband doesn't jump your bones for this concoction then you just might need couple's therapy.)
To a pot of boiling water, add enough thick short pasta (penne, ziti, etc.) for 5 servings. Cook until just before al dente. Drain, rinse and pour into small (8 x 8 or whatever that small rectangle size is) casserole dish. Cut six raw slices of bacon into a non-stick frying pan. Stir fry over med-high heat until crispy. Transfer bacon to paper towels for draining. To the bacon grease add 1 cup of chopped sweet red bell pepper, 1 head of garlic, 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, and 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Add either a pint of Italian stewed tomatoes and a can of paste or 3 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce. If you like it a bit spicy, add a couple of tsp of red pepper flakes. Add the mixture to the noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle Italian blend cheese on the top (mozzarella is too stringy; Parmesan doesn't melt properly) and then sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Oh, yeah, it is so good. At least something is.