Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy reading my journey as I struggle to juggle, work, family, and my shopping addiction!
I'm Amy. I am a Special Education teacher at a Charter School in Chicago.

I met my husband,  in 2004, and knew I would marry him the moment I saw him.  We were married September 22, 2007, and are living our "happily ever after"


As soon as we decided we wanted a family, I was pregnant and on October 21, 2009, Jack was born. We could not have imagined anyone this perfect would fill our lives with such joy.

A little more about me.  I stress.  Over everything.  My resolutions for the new year are to stress less, lose the babyweight and save as much money as possible.  All things which are semmingly impossible as I love to eat chocolate of anykind, can't pass up a good deal (or even a not so good deal), and will be juggling work, housework, a new baby and eveything in between.  So I am not sure where this blog will take me, but I know I am terrified for what the future holds......

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Working Mom Meals

Brown Butter and Balsamic Tortellini

picture courtesy of Tracey's Culinary Adventures.

This tortellini with balsamic brown butter recipe is origonally from Everyday Italian and Giada.  This recipe would work with tortellini or ravioli, and while it may not be the healthiest meal, it will make your tastebuds sing out with joy!

18 to 20 ounces store-bought tortellini (or ravioli)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup toasted, chopped walnuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to the instructions on the package (until tender but still firm to the bit), stirring occasionally. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the foam subsides, and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, turn off the heat. Let butter cool for about 1 minute. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Transfer the pasta to the saucepan with the balsamic brown butter. Sprinkle walnuts and Parmesan over the top before serving.

Monday, August 10, 2009


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