Thursday, September 20, 2012

#VlogMom High School Reunions

This week, Rajean from B Cause I Said So asked us if we had ever attended a high school or college reunion. Watch to see my answer, and be sure to check out my fellow #VlogMom participants below!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Glad Freezer Ware~Microwave Lasanga Roll-Ups

I know we all have our "go-to" recipes. The recipes you keep in your back pocket. They are usually either a family favorite, easy to prepare, or both. This recipe is both! Like most other families, we lead a busy life. We still like to have dinner at home and sometimes that means thinking ahead. I try to keep a few meals in the freezer for when I go out of town or when we just don't have time to prep and cook. This recipe for Microwave Lasagna Roll-Ups goes from the freezer to the microwave and is ready in 12 minutes. 


1 lb ground turkey
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
8 lasagna noodles (cooked)
Your favorite seasonings. I use 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1-2 tsps finely chopped basil, 1 tsp oregano, and 1 tsp thyme
Your favorite tomato sauce. (2 cups or one jar)

Assemble noodles (see video)

Freeze up to 3 months.
Remove from freezer. Cover with tomato sauce. Loosely cover and place in microwave. (I open the lid and rest it loosely on top)
Cook for 12 minutes on high. Rotate once during cooking.

Serve with a salad and garlic bread for a great quick meal!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cardinal ~ Wordless Wednesday

Hello Cardinal
photo by Amy Hodges

Be sure to visit some of the other Wordless Wednesday posts linked below!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Revolution on NBC

15 years after the blackout...Power is everything.
Chilling, right? It's the tagline for NBC's new show, Revolution. Because the show has been filming here in Wilmington, NC, they held a screening of the pilot episode (you can watch it now at I won tickets from one of our local radio stations, WGNI. My husband and I were very excited to check Revolution out. I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot episode. It is going to be a thought provoking show. We are so dependent on our technology that it's hard to imagine life without anything electrical. We are so connected that we forget there are people today in developing nations that don't have access to clean water, let alone technology. The show's executive producer is JJ Abrams who was one of the creatives behind LOST. It's inevitable that people will be looking for parallels between LOST and Revolution. Giancarlo Esposito, Captain Neville in Revolution, addressed that very question after the screening.

Yes! Much to our surprise and delight, three of Revolution's actors attended the screening. They were very generous and stayed after to answer questions. In addition to Mr. Esposito, Daniella Alonso and Graham Rogers were in attendance.  

Giancarlo Esposito talked for a bit about the film industry in Wilmington.

Graham Rogers answered a question from a young audience participant. 

And finally, Mr. Esposito was asked who would win if Revolution's Captain Neville and Breaking Bad's Gus Fring got into a fight.

Revolution is definitely not for younger children. Society has devolved to a place where violence is common. I will let my middle schooler watch if she's interested. I think it would create the opportunity for some interesting discussions.

The premiere of Revolution is September 17th at 10pm. For more information, check out the Revolution website.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DIsney Moms Panel Search 2013

Any day now the Disney Moms Panel will begin accepting applications for 2013. I have applied every year which might discourage some people. I simply cannot be discouraged because I know how many wonderful moms and dads (with extensive Disney trip-planning skills) are out there. Disney has a very deep pool of talent to choose from. If you're one of those moms and dads, be sure to keep an eye on the 2013 Moms Panel Search webpage. Best of luck, and buckets of pixie dust, to all of us applying!

The search went live this morning! Click to apply!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

#VlogMom Goals for the School Year

This week for #VlogMom, Jessica from A Parent In America asked us what we were going to do this school year to improve our family's life. My answer is something I am ALWAYS working on! I would love to hear if you have new goals for the school year. Be sure to check out the other Vlog Mom videos in the link-up below!