Baked & Loaded Pasta

This is a shortcut lasagna…

3 lbs large pasta

3 lbs ground meat to make small meatballs

3 lbs fresh ricotta mix

2 Lbs fresh mozzarella

Sunday Gravy

Line bottom of pan with sauce cover with cooked pasta without mixing

Soak mozzarella in warm water about 20minutes to soften which easily pulls apart.

Use 2/3 of pulled mozzarella into pasta. Next layer … small meatballs drained from gravy & drizzle fresh basil over meatball layer.

Top with ricotta mix

ricotta

4 eggs

Salt & pepper to taste

Dash of nutmeg

Parsley

1/4 cup cream

Mix well

Dabble cheese mix over the top add remaining mozzarella

Use wooden spoon handle to make half moon stir

I don’t mix the ingredients keeping each flavor to clash together while enjoying!

Place in oven *275 for 40 minutes

Top with gravy

Serves many! Lol

Enjoy!

Round Three

In an unsuccessful attempt to move forward with this dreadful disease; elated to have an ileoscomy bag removed, my worst fear…..

My ovarian cancer had spread

Unbelievable I felt so good as though I were cured? Well, at least happy to start maintenance… chemo pills.

I start infusion treatments again in two days with my thoughts spinning, very similar to a roller coaster.

Always positive with my sense of humor lol

Prayers and Peeps

Thank You

Utilizing a utensil ……

Lol I know there’s a better way but it’s a make due situation ………

Mushroom Gravy

Ah! A quick & easy with or without pasta favorite. Of course we love it over linguine or spaghetti, on another occasion I prefer it over rice.

Toppings are endless as well! Mozzarella & olives, peppers eggplant or as is.

One hour from prep to finish….

Mushrooms Wiped & sliced

Garlic Salt Pepper Parsley & Basil to taste

4 tbs Butter

Sauté on medium heat to tender

Add your favorite red tomato, I always have my gravy in freezer or you can easily add San Marzano tomatoes with seasoning. I’m known to add some seasoned bread crumbs for flavor (1/4 cup)

Adding wine is a desired palate choice.

Sauté 1/2 hour to 45 minutes as gravy thickens….

Enjoy!

Nurse Lovely

Recent return to ER following 4th surgery this year with severe back & abdominal pain…. I was introduced to nurse “Lovely” from Haiti ….

Magically she brought me a cup of warm water with added lemon & salt … extremely undesirable taste….

instant relief from an island recipe

The remedy helped women with gas following a c-section

Thank You Nurse Lovely & St Barnabas!

Just a sharing start ….

No Words…

Sad to say it’s been awhile…. Chemo & meds cause difficulties when attempting to write… eyes out of focus & mind out & about of sorts.

Once Again my ovarian cancer has escalated leading me back to the long & winding road to recovery following new treatments.

On a good note I don’t despair the coming battle lol open minded & positive thoughts will guide me…

Thank you to my followers & welcome to newcomers!

Hopefully tomorrow I can post a word or few of interest to all.

Happy Weekend!

Low Maintenance 

Lol

To those who truly know me  ….

I’ve been called ridiculous & complimented on my table setting. Even a light lunch I so enjoy to present the meal. Okay there are plenty of us. My new regine is low maintenance. I frequently would become annoyed looking at paper plates on my daughters countertop. ” Don’t worry I’ll do the dishes or Run the dishwasher!”

Often I’ve peeked in her cabinet to find an appropriate place for them. I’m totally serious… my Mom loved them as well … 

Well look what has arrived!

 In my previous encounter with chemo I stupidly pushed to kelp all in order. Over exhausted myself in light housekeeping…. 

Whew !

Done with all that! 

Enjoy the day! 

Strength 

I’m often told of the intensity of my strength in many complimentary words of love. Yes I have an undefined strength, a true gift, however it’s a statistic in my composition of me. I’ve overcome &’survived many obstacles … the power of me is defined by those who surround my world, in good times and bad, happy or sad I find it a necessity to be humorous with positivity, laughter is the best medicine. 

I’m truly aware of my loved ones … kindred spiritual acknowledgment in they’re presence and feelings… one must be … one option is selfdefense from negativity. You know ” One bad Apple?” Lol 

No no no! I will not be among the spoils. My Dad has left his mark so deeply in my soul, those who knew him would agree. If I tried to describe him .. I honestly and always state ” if one could imagine Jesus & Leonardo DaVinci combined in one ” Yes he is my Dad. He knew me well … in my worst moments his words of wisdom ring through my mind to satisfy any doubts & fears.

” Kid with a strong backbone & sense of humor you can get through anything in life! ” 

Words to live by …. 

I pray my children remember and honor him, of which I’m sure … for they are Amazing, they are the greatest of gifts, my lifeline & soul. 

Blessed

My Blog

This is me a year ago. It marked a full year I’d finished 24 weeks of Chemo. It was miraculous to be physically back to myself. I fought a good battle; with unremarked strength, an equipoise of endurance & an abundance of support. Unfortunately, the previous few years I neglected my Blog, I had a good startup two years ago when I needed to vent the expirience of being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. 

Being spiritual it comes to mind many of my utmost lifestories consists of duplicating each event. This week I learned my cancer returned….. I never cared for this photo yet I never deleted it. Looking at it momentarily I totally relate to my state of mind. I recall thinking of this day. 

I’m taking advantage of a chance to dedicate time to do the dailies…..  I hope previous posts may have been beneficial to others battling cancer. I’d like to touch many more warriors & perhaps correspond with them. 

I’m suppose to be in Europe with phenomenal girls enjoying a “Life Celebration ” …. Thank you United Air for a full refund…  would have been my first Visit  … Easter in Paris the Chocolatiers, Monet, Louve, Eiffel Tower, Carmen the Opera in Versailles…. then Rome, Florence & Capri. A week prior to departure I had a feeling I wasn’t well… of course it was confirmed. Life is an equipoise …. my second granddaughter was born. We were in the same hospital God is Good. 

I’m currently dealing with my new port and Chemo treatments begin tomorrow.

Battle On!

Forever Flowers 

Saddened coming home to find my dwarf palm had not survived…. 

A gift from a few peeps visiting for a Sunday dinner almost fifteen years ago.

I selected dried flowers from memories & friends…… 

Lovely 

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