asian noodle toss recipe

Diana found this recipe in a physical magazine we had (probably from my mom) and we decided to try it the other night. It was very quick and pretty tasty. Definitely worth doing again. Printable

* 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti
* 1 package (10 ounces) julienned carrots
* 1 package (8 ounces) sugar snap peas
* 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
* 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
* 1/2 cup stir-fry sauce

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Stir in carrots and peas; cook 1 minute longer. Drain; place in a bowl. Add the chicken, oranges and stir-fry sauce; toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutrition Facts:
One serving: 1-1/2 cups
Calories: 346
Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol:50 mg
Sodium: 73 mg
Carbohydrate: 49 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 24 g

Asian Noodle Toss | Taste of Home.

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i fractured my ankle

ankleThis past weekend, I was at my wife’s work picnic when I jumped up to grab something out of a low-lying tree branch and came down on my foot weird. My ankle rolled or went back and forth and the pain started. I hobbled off to find a couch to prop up my foot on. It was intense pain that came in waves. The only thing I found humorous about it is that my wife works at a law firm and I wonder what all the lawyers were thinking… lawsuit!?! Anyway, I went to the minor med Sunday just to have it checked out and they told me I have a cuboid fracture. I got some crutches and tried staying off of it as much as possible. I iced it down and got Tylenol 3 for the pain, though I still haven’t taken one. I have taken Ibuprofen only when I feel pain.

When Monday came around, I went to Campbells Clinic and they couldn’t find the fracture with six x-rays. I’m taking that to be a good thing. I got a walking boot that is pretty heavy and hot. I’m hoping I’ll be off crutches after this weekend and I have a follow up appointment Monday. I can’t wait for this to be over with. I have been cooped up at home, often alone, feeling worthless since I can’t do a lot of things.


how music works

Why I like this series: It describes the basic principles of music with plenty of examples. There are about 20 ten minute segments. Just look for them in related videos.

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music monday – phoenix – lisztomania

For this Music Monday we have three videos for Lisztomania by Phoenix. The first video (and my favorite) is a tribute to a tribute to Phoenix’s original video.

The next video is a Brat Pack mashup tribute to Phoenix’s Lisztomania.

Last, but not least, we have the original video for Lisztomania.

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turkey sausage-stuffed manicotti recipe

ManicottiDiana cooked this dish for me Monday night and it was delicious! It’s great for leftovers too and it probably freezes well. We prepared a little more than it says since we had a little extra of everything. This is one of those recipes that when you have people over, you still have leftovers. It’s very filling. Below is the recipe. I hope you can enjoy it as much as we did!

10 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed manicotti)


* 10 uncooked manicotti
* Cooking spray
* 1 pound sweet turkey Italian sausage (We used Butterball turkey sausage)
* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
* 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 cups fat-free milk
* 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
* 2 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Newman’s Own)
* 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and bell pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.

3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Return pan to heat; bring to a boil. Cook 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in black pepper. Add 1/2 cup milk mixture to sausage mixture; stir well.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Spoon about 1/3 cup sausage mixture into each manicotti; arrange manicotti in a single layer in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle mozzarella over manicotti; spread remaining milk mixture evenly over mozzarella. Top milk mixture with pasta sauce, spreading to cover. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 292
Fat: 11.5g (sat 4.9g,mono 3.5g,poly 1.8g)
Protein: 19.6g
Carbohydrate: 25.8g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 57mg
Iron: 1.8mg
Sodium: 719mg
Calcium: 193mg

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alice by fagottron

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