Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Grand Rapids LipDub (NEW WORLD RECORD)

What a great video to promote a city that is not dying!! Go Grand Rapids!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Easy Eggplant Parmesan!

This is the best Eggplant Parmesan I have ever eaten...even if you think you don't like eggplant, I guarantee you will like this dish!
I have adapted the recipe (original recipe from Cooking Light magazine) a bit so that it is easier but just as yummy!

Ingredients needed:

2 eggplants (peeled and sliced..half inch thick)
3 egg whites
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Steps to making this delicious dish:

1. Line two cookie sheets with foil and spray with Pam.
2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with Pam and set aside.
3. Whisk egg whites in a small dish until foamy/frothy
4. Put breadcrumbs in another small dish
5. Dip eggplant in egg whites and then in the bread crumbs. Lay them on the cookie sheets.
6. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes.
7. Put a cup of sauce on the bottom of 9x13 pan, put one layer of eggplant, another cup of sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat.
8. Finish it off with the Parmesan cheese.
9. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
10. Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer Break is around the corner...literally!!

As another school year comes to a close, I find myself amazed at how fast it flew by! It seems that every year starts and ends quicker than the last! I love my job and the people (including students (on most days)) I get to spend my school days with, however, I long for summer days when the boys and I can spend the morning at the park with friends or splash around in the kiddie pool in the backyard. Those summer days are just around the corner, to be more specific, 18 more school days!! I am so thankful that my job allows me to have so many great breaks to enjoy my boys, because they are growing up way too fast!! Here are just some memories that we hope to recreate again this summer:

Playing in the sand at the beach!

Enjoying a raining day at the Children's Museum!

Looking for animals while on a walk at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens!

Fun summer days are just around the corner! YAY!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let's Play Ball!!

Andrew and his new t-ball buddies!

Michael waiting to bat!

The boys getting ready to get their team picture taken!

The boys have started their first year of t-ball and are loving it! They are learning the basics of the game of baseball and making lots of new friends!