Birthday Wishes – October 10-16

Recap for this week’s Birthday Wishes:

October 10: HELLO note cards.  There’s nothing like a hand written note to brighten someone’s day.  I must use these!

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October 11: Puzzle magazine.  Crossword puzzles are my favorite but I also like other puzzles and I will have a lot of fun with this!

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October 12: Chobani recipes, measurement/substitution magnet, two Chobani Olympic pins, two bracelets, and coupons for free Chobani yogurt.

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October 13: Toffee.  Yum.  Yum.  YUM!

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October 14: Bigelow® Mint Medley tea and a honey stick.  I sometimes drink a cup of mint tea to help me get to sleep at night.

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October 15: Junior Mints.  The creamy, smooth filling just melts in my mouth.

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October 16: Land O Lakes™ Amaretto Cocoa mix.  I love flavored cocoa mix and used to add amaretto or hazelnut creamer to plain cocoa to make my own decedant, flavored drink.  I will enjoy this on the next cold day.

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Eleven more days of fun treats!

I am the cook

Yep.  That’s me.wine_1

Usually Mr. Aitch and I discuss what’s for dinner.  Just so he knows what wine to select.  But on Sunday I told him what we were having: Stuffed Shells.  He seemed a bit reluctant with that choice as he didn’t quite know what that meant. But I made my decision.  After all, I. Am. The. Cook.

I am the one who does most of the prep work regardless of what we’re having and how it’s cooked.  Mr. Aitch may do the actual grilling when it comes to our summer fare but during the rest of the year, it’s usually me in the kitchen from start to finish.

San Giorgio shells

So on Sunday I made (for the first time ever) cheese stuffed shells using the recipe on the back of the San Giorgio box.

 

I almost doubled the sauce amount (I don’t like dry pasta) and added cooked sweet Italian sausage and ground beef to the sauce as “some people” in my house need meat for dinner.

Mr. Aitch said it was the BEST pasta dish I’ve ever prepared.

This recipe is definitely a keeper.

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Sorry there’s no picture of our meal.

It didn’t last long enough…