Garden Rotini Bake


  • 1 lb. Hamburger
  • 1 lb. Hot Pork Sausage
  • 4 – 15 oz. Cans Tomato Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 – 3 Large Fresh Mushrooms
  • 2 Cups Shredded Italian Blend Cheese
  • 10oz Garden Rotini Pasta


  • Large Crock-pot
  • Cooking Spoon
  • Large Skillet
  • 13×9 Baking Pan
  • Spatula
  • Sharp Knife

What to Do:

  • Brown Hamburger and Sausage, drain, rinse thoroughly and set to the side
  • Dice up green pepper and toss into crock-pot
  • Slice up mushrooms and toss into crock-pot
  • Empty all 4 cans of sauce into crock-pot
  • Season to taste using garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning
  • Allow to cook on low for at least 4 hours to allow the mushrooms and green peppers to soften
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Drain pasta and pour into 13×9 baking pan~ Spoon sauce over pasta
  • Spread cheese over pasta
  • Bake until cheese is thoroughly melted and starting to turn a light golden brown
  • Let set for 5-10 minutes to cool 

Complementary Side Options:

  • Cesar Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garlic Cheese Bread

Bedrest & A Baby That Won’t Wait

I had a doctors appointment today and was hoping to be taken off bedrest but no such luck. I know it’s selfish of me to be upset but I am still upset. I am being selfish and grumpy over it and that is just the way it is!!!

Okay … so let me back up a bit!

I called the doctor at about 3:45pm yesterday and was sent to the hospital for the second time this week. I was having sharp pain in my cervix and lots of crampy contraction feelings. I decided that I should eat before we go and M had already started to make me some mac & cheese so we ate first, then left for the hospital.

I get there, get checked in, put on the monitors and after being watched for about 30 minutes, once again I was given Terbutaline and Procardia. (one is a shot and the other a pill.) The nurse was a sweet lady and I liked her. She explained a few things that other nurses and even my Dr had not explained before. Sure they all told me about “Round Ligament” pain but never tried to explain it. I had no idea where this ligament was or what its function was. Most women who have been pregnant know how it feels but not everyone.

I didn’t really experience any pain with my oldest. I did have some complications with him at around 28-30 weeks with contractions but that was stopped easily. (I had gotten an infection that causes them.)  The only reason he was born early was because my water broke. Then I had his brother only a year later, (they are 12m 3w apart) so my body had not fully healed but I had lots of complications with him. Crampy contractions and such a few times but nothing like this lil guy.

Anyway, I go to the Dr today since it was my appointment anyway,  at the hospital yesterday, he decided not to put me on meds but to put me on 100% Bed-rest and pelvic rest. In other words, in bed unless I have to use the restroom. No getting my own stuff or helping around the house. I hate this … I am not a sit around type of person. So my appointment was at 11 and at about 11:40 his nurse comes in to tell me “I’m sorry we are gonna have to reschedule your appointment for next week, the Dr. had to leave for a delivery.”

So, I’m pouting now …

What Is Her Deal?

I have been nothing but nice and honest with all the girls I have ever come across at step study and there is always at least one that treats me like trash. All I did was send a text message asking people to pray for me because of a pregnancy scare and I got a reply that makes me want to hurt this girl. She told me that I don’t know her, she doesn’t want to get to know me and she wants me to take her off my phone list. What the hell did I do to her? As far as I know I didn’t do anything to her. I have tried to be nice and just real with my answers in group.


She is right, I don’t know her, but the whole point of step study is to deal with your junk, build accountability partners and get a sponsor to help you along the journey. I have no idea how she plans to get through step study without any of these things. She pushed me away and is so rude. She even seems fake to me at this point. I don’t know what I did but it just pisses me off that she treated me like crap with seemingly no reason for that kind of treatment at all!!! I will have to add her to my inventory when that step comes.