Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Delish Chicken Tortellini Florentine Soup

Hey guys!!

I just discovered the most amazing recipe for a quick and easy weeknight soup that is sure to satisfy!

Chicken Tortellini Florentine Soup

1 32 oz box chicken broth
2 14 oz cans chicken broth
1 10 oz container refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce
2 9 oz packages refrigerated three cheese tortellini
1 7 oz jar sun dried tomatoes (cut into strips)
1 package Perdue Short Cuts (Original flavor, diced)
3 cups baby spinach

In a stock pot add the chicken broth and pasta sauce, stir well. Add tortellini, tomatoes, and chicken and cook until pasta is tender but do not boil broth. Add in spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until spinach is wilted. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

This was an incredibly delicious soup that I will definitely make again and again!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Why doesn't the doctor hand out waterproof mascara?

Okay...this hormone thing is driving me batty! It's like perpetual PMS. I know the little squirt growing in my belly is going to be worth it and all but geez...I sure hope its Dad and I are still married when it comes.

Poor Shooter....I've bitten his head off twice in the last few days for absolutely nothing in particular....actually, I think he sneezed in my general direction and that set me off.

Also, I recently had my end of year review at work and I ended up crying through 45 min of the 75 min we were in there. Yea, the boss was a little, no a lot, too direct and harped a bit much about the bad stuff. But geez, peeps. I couldn't get the waterworks stopped once they started. I did the whole hiccuping thing too....I HATE it when people do that and here I was completely and utterly out of control! My supervisor and HR director were looking at me like I was the most pitiful thing ever and that just made it worse. It didn't matter what they said...I just hiccupped and cried harder. I should have worn waterproof mascara yesterday....why didn't the doctor give me some when that test in their office came back positive? It should be mandatory.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday morning catch up

I sit at home this morning....having called in sick to work. I started getting sick last Tuesday and it smacked me hard Wednesday afternoon. I spent most of Thanksgiving day without much of a voice (which has never happened to me!) and I didn't even go shopping on Black Friday. I ended up getting out for a little bit on Saturday but only about half a day before I was exhausted. I spent most of yesterday in the car driving back home from my brother's house and fell into bed around 8pm. I've got this cough that won't give but hopefully will ease up soon.

I will tell you one thing....I bought a generic neti pot at CVS before I left town last week and boy am I glad I did. It's a life saver.

This thing is amazing. It helps clean out your sinuses while moisturizing them. I know that sounds weird, but I get a really dry nose from the winter weather and all the indoor heating.


All in all, the pregnancy is progressing right along. I've discovered that the progesterone is being tolerated very well and my levels are increasing with every blood test (yea!). I've also discovered that I can hardly watch certain food commercials. There's one for Longhorn Steakhouse that has a cheesy steak in it that makes my stomach do somersaults.

We also went out for sushi for my sister-in-law's birthday on Saturday and while I ate all "cooked" sushi, Shooter decided that he wanted some raw nigiri. I took one look at his plate and had to turn my back to him. My stomach threatened to ruin the evening, but I held it in check.

It seems that I am averse to the things that I shouldn't be eating anyway. Guess that's good!


Oh...and since I last posted we had our first ultrasound. My dating indicates a due date of July 13 but the ultrasound showed a date of July 17. So according to the doctor, we're going with a due date of July 13. We even got to see the heartbeat!!! I was amazed that something so small was growing inside me.

I go for another ultrasound tomorrow. I'm excited about getting a new picture because I am planning a really cool surprise for my extended family.


Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your Christmas preparations are moving forward smoothly!