Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vegan Pesto Pasta

This recipe came from Leah Farmer.
Whole wheat pasta with pesto and roasted asparagus, onion, mushroom, and garlic topped with cherry tomatoes and a side of crispy garlic flat bread. Vegan delight!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vegan Lasagna

12 oz. lasagna noodles
2 (16 oz) firm tofu
2 T. olive oil
small bunch chopped kale
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups marinara sauce
2 small sliced zucchini or squash
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place thin layer of marinara sauce on bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking dish. On top of marinara sauce place a layer of noodles. Mix tufu, oil, kale, salt, pepper. Add layer of zucchini. Top with 1/2 of tofu mixure and half of marinara sauce. Place another layer of noodles, tofu and marinara sauce. Bake for 45 minutes uncovered or until hot and bubbly. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reflection 3/12/11

What a week! I have had a persistent stomach ache that will not stop. I go back to the GI doctor Monday but don't have hope that they have an answer. I am praying and waiting to feel better.

The week at work has been full...the first graders raised more money for cancer than any other grade at CHS. I am so proud of them. They are a caring, sharing, loving group of 6 year olds. We went to the Children's museum Thursday and their excitement about the riverwalk we walked by, the bird under the bushes, and the vents on the street blowing hot air was contagious. How fun it is to live through the eyes of the young.

On a sad note, one of my students have taken to crying at the smallest inconveniences. It is so hard to teach when a child cries and gets louder and louder. Oh, how I don't like to deal with crying. Reasoning doesn't seem to work.

My middle school students had a great week finishing the book The Witch of Blackbird Pond and having a 17th century feast on Friday. I love spending time with a group of teenagers commited to making right choices.

Now I am focused on Spring Break-getting the house and car cleaned, spending time with Dad in Temple, Mom in Georgetown, and Paul, Jacob, and Justin in Port Aransas.

Life, you will NOT get me down. You have succeeded too many times depressing my mood, but that is over and I am committed to living a life of righteousness.