First up: Adeline Camille Prewett was born today at 12:50pm, 6 lbs 11 oz, 18 3/4 inches and she is BEAUTIFUL. She looks just like her sweet big sis, Ellie! Her oxygen levels were good and she’s already been transferred to the second hospital (where she’ll have her first surgery in the next few days). Scott is with Addie and Camille will be there as soon as she’s discharged. So keep the love & prayers coming for this amazing family!!
Lately I’m really having to sweet talk myself into cooking. It’s just seems SO MUCH EASIER to pick up something or go out to dinner. And Brian’s always cool with going out because it means he doesn’t have to clean the kitchen. Tonight I sucked it up and threw together a super fast recipe from Annie’s Eats: Mexican Lasagna.
I’ve made Mexican lasagna before, but it usually involves corn tortillas instead of pasta. This one uses the no-boil lasagna noodles, so the prep is really painless. Just stir together black beans, corn, cilantro, onions (I used finely diced yellow onions instead of the green onions called for in the recipe) and spices. I even used still-frozen corn kernels:
Then layer in a 9×9 dish with crushed tomatoes, noodles and cheese and bake.
The recipe called for hot sauce, but I left it out for Jack’s sake. Instead I topped my serving with Chipotle Tabasco, sour cream, avocado and more cilantro.
Good stuff and we have a lot leftover. I bet this would be great with shredded chicken added, too. I’m starting to think of freezer meal ideas for when the baby is born, and this might be a good option.
This morning I woke up to find Jack staring at me, literally 2 inches from my face. It scared the shit out of me.
OH- hey buddy… when did you get up?
O-kay. And then he proceeded to immediately shove an open strawberry lip balm in my face and smear it ALL OVER my mouth/chin/nose. Chapstick attack. How’s that for a wake up call?
As soon as I had my coffee and scrubbed my face, we headed to the Arboretum for a picnic (or really… to wear Jack out).
How does he sit like this??
This picture just makes me laugh. Look how intense and attentive Chloe is at snack time. Jack is her new BFF… until the bowl is empty.