Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shake Ya Tail Feather

     Ho hum, what to blog about tonight?

     This weekend was rather tame.  I was at home mostly, but I did end up going Halloween shopping both yesterday and today.  Yesterday my co-hostess and I went to WalMart to buy a few more things for our upcoming party.  I decided in July or August that I wanted to do a Halloween party, and I don't think I could have asked anyone better to help me hostess.  Amanda is probably just as crazy about Halloween as I am, if not more so, so it's all coming together very nicely.  Today J, Monkey, and I went to Party City to get costumes.  I had to order Monkey's online because she wants to be Ariel, and most of the Ariel costumes don't even look like the mermaid.  I've been feeling the 80s this year, so I went ahead and bought a Cindy Lauper style wig and a few 80s accessories.  There was a pair of leg warmers and a reversible pettiskirt I am definitely going back for next weekend.  J decided on a scary costume that they didn't have in the store, so we'll have to order it later.

     I can't wait until October!  It's the first of a string of wonderful events for my family.  My grandparents who live in Florida are traveling to visit in the middle of October.  My godson will be turning one shortly thereafter.  Our Halloween Bash will be the weekend before the actual holiday, and then there's Halloween itself.  Not to mention November, which will contain the Reba concert and Disney trip that I'm so pumped about.  Then of course comes December!!!  I'm so excited about all the things to come.

    If there were anything for the Suzy Sunshine wanna-be to complain about it would be the lack of cool weather, but here's hoping the next month will bring it on.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the weather, the imminent holidays, and the family  get-togethers that usually accompany the start of football season.

   Although the weekend has been rather tame, there is one thing I have to add before I move on to the recipes.  Yesterday, Monkey was looking a bit too bored, so I decided to pull out my ill-used Zumba DVD.  She loves "dancing" with Mommy.  Although it's sad to admit, I hadn't done my Zumba exercises  since before my husband came home.  That means he's never witnessed this workout routine, and I had hoped to keep it that way.  I'm glad I didn't though, because for some unknown reason, he decided that 20 minutes of watching were enough, so he wanted to join in.  What followed were some of the most uncoordinated moves I have ever seen in my live.  It was so cute, because he was honestly trying to keep up, but he just has no rhythm.   Then just to have a little fun, I constantly remind him to "put your hips into it!"  That would lead to a few jerky moves somewhere in the general vicinity of his hips, and then he's be off step again and just struggling to keep up.  I don't think my sides are this sore today from the workout.  I think all that laughing did that to me.

    After a struggle like that I had to reward him somehow, so of course, I did it with food :-)  He loved this recipe, and Monkey did too, so it will be made again.  Oh, and this goes with out saying, but I found the recipe on Pinterest.

Pizza Pasta

1 (16 oz) bag pepperonis
2 jars spaghetti sauce *You can use pizza sauce if you prefer.
16 oz shredded Italian cheese blend
1 lb Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 (16 oz) pkg rotini (spiral) pasta, cooked

Preheat the oven to 350.  Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish.  In large bowl mix sausage, sauce, half of pepperonis, pasta, and a handful of the cheese.  Pour mixture into baking dish.  Top with remaining pepperoni.  Sprinkle all but about a handful of cheese over the top.  Cover loosely with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove aluminum foil, and bake 10 more minutes.  Top with remaining cheese.  Enjoy!

    As I've been typing, I've been supervising Monkey's playtime in her room.  She has a little Ariel doll and a dollhouse.  The two are not meant to go together, as Ariel is about as tall as the house, but Monkey's two so anything goes.  As I'm watching she repeatedly has Ariel walk through the front door, go upstairs, jump out the window, and then get up and do it all over again.  J is watching too, and his concern is that Ariel will hurt herself before she learns her lesson. I point out that Ariel doesn't have legs, she has a tail, so maybe there aren't any bones that can be broken.  He's worried she's going to break her tail feather.  I think I'm going to leave that comment alone and call it a night.

1 comment:

  1. Too funny! :-D Let's see some Halloween decoration/costume pictures! :-D

    Also, I'm seriously laughing my butt off at the idea of your J doing Zumba! :-p