Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall and Football

On Saturday we headed to SLC to watch Utah take on Arizona State University. The Husband had never been to a Utah football game and I hadn't been since 2008. There was a threat of rain all day but football fans do not let weather hinder their spirits.

We got there early enough to go to the Ute Walk, which is a really great tradition. The entire football team and coaching staff walks through a tunnel of people and high fives everyone. I was super  that Coach Kyle Whittingham touched my hand!

During the game it started to pour. We had bought some pretty sassy ponchos at the bookstore before the game so we put those on. I was impressed that for five dollars I was kept dry and completely warm. After a messy game we ended up playing an amazing last few minutes and won the game.

Sunday was my sister-in-law's baby shower so I headed back down to SLC. When I got home The Husband surprised me with a delicious lobster, rib, potato, and scallop dinner. We spent the evening eating and watching football.


Friday, October 16, 2015

College GameDay

Last Saturday ESPN College GameDay was in Salt Lake City for the Utah vs. Cal football game. Although we didn't have tickets to the actual game, The Husband and I decided to wake up ridiculously early and go run around campus to check it out. We almost changed our mind when the alarm went off at 5 a.m. on a Saturday but we powered through.

It turned out to be an amazing day. We were in the pit so we got to be on TV a few times and got to experience it the way it's supposed to be experienced. I saw some old friends and got pumped up to watch the game that night.

Since we were already in Salt Lake, we decided to have breakfast at one of our favorite places. I hadn't been to Ruth's Diner since before we moved to Colorado and was excited to have their famous and always delicious mile high biscuits. Seriously. They are so good and the jam they serve them with makes them incredible. Add hot chocolate and you have the perfect breakfast appetizer.

After all the adventures we came home and took the best nap. We cheered our Utes on to victory that evening and then woke up Sunday to get ready for a family football party. The Cowboys did not do as well as the Utes but I guess you can't have everything in one weekend.


Friday, October 9, 2015

I Heart Lasagna

I am addicted to any kind of pasta.  Although I do not discriminate when it comes to carbs, lasagna is probably up there with pizza as far as favorites go. There's just something about the cheeses, noodles, and meat that makes it such a fantastic meal. Plus, it's perfect for any type of dinner.

This recipe was written on a piece of paper. I copied it down when I was still in school and the idea of cooking a homemade lasagna between work and studying was nothing more but a distant dream. Luckily that dream is now a reality and I was introduced to this amazing and simple lasagna. The Husband and I gobbled it up over three days. If it wasn't frowned upon I probably would have licked the pan.

1 lb lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 4.5 oz can of mushrooms
1 28 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
16 oz cottage cheese
16 oz part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
16 oz lasagna noodles
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

1. In a large skillet, cook and stir ground beef until brown. Add mushrooms and onions; saute until onions are transparent. Stir in pasta sauce and heat through.

2. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and eggs.

3. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Layer with uncooked lasagna noodles, cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese, and meat sauce. Continue layering until all ingredients, except 1/2 cup of mozzarella. Cover with aluminum foil.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and top with remaining mozzarella. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from and try not to dive in immediately.