**Side Note** I'm pretty sure he picked up on the fact I was feeling really down in the dumps & guilty about being sick because when I got home from the doctor today, these were waiting on our front porch.
I mean, are you kidding me? That right there is why I have the best husband in the world. Who send their wife flowers on THEIR birthday? Oh thats right, Kevin :)
Anyways, I probably looked like I had raided the Walgreens pharmacy after I picked up my prescriptions because I literally left there with a grocery bag full of meds. I'm still mildly petrified that I am now one robbitussen bottle away from getting questioned by the Walgreens staff about potential drug abuse. Anywho, even though I havent felt 100%, I've been hell bent & determined to make Kevin have a great birthday. Even though I didn't get to make him breakfast, I was able to meet up with him for a nice little lunch at Panera (granted, he was probably a tad embarrassed to be seen with me because I looked like a bag lady).
However, I fully intend to save face tonight & cook him a fantastic meal. I think I've mentioned it a time or 2, but both Kevin & I LOVE Italian food. I honestly think that him & I both could live on pizza or pasta. Granted, we might be the next contestants on the Biggest Loser, but hey, I would definitely be one jolly big person. So, tonight, I am going to cook him homemade Baked Ziti.
This is definitely our favorite recipe, so I have to say that this is a win for both of us. Now, I know you are dying to hear what's in it, so without further adieu:
-1 Box Ziti Pasta
-1 lb. Ground beef
-1 lb. Italian Sausage
-6 oz. Provolone cheese slices
-6 oz. Mozzarella shredded cheese
-2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
-1 onion, chopped
-1.5 cups of light sour cream (I know what you're thinking. Light sour cream in this recipe is like when people order a supersized big mac meal & then have the audacity to ask for a diet coke, but hey, you gotta cut the calories where you can, right?)
-Brown the onion/beef together in large pot
-Add sauce & let simmer for 15-20 mins
-Use a 13x9 pan, and spray w/ pam
-Layer 1/2 of cooked ziti into pan
-layer provolone cheese over ziti
-layer sour cream over prov cheese
-layer 1/2 of the sauce mixture
-put rest of ziti over the sauce
-Layer the mozz cheese over ziti pasta
-Put remainder of sauce mixture on top, then sprinkle with parm cheese
*Bake at 350 Degrees for 30-40 mins, and waaalaah, you have the best Baked Ziti ever.
Now, I'm sure you all are wondering what I got Mr. Gray for his
28th 24th Bday (which he informed me today that he doesn't feel a day over 24, so we're just gonna go with that number instead of 28 because 28 is so irritatingly close to 30.)
Welllll... I can tell you 2 things because he's already opened them. The BIG present he is opening later, so I can't give that one away because I'm scared he'll read this post while he's on the golf course (highly doubtful, given that he left here with a cooler full of beer, and I'm guessing my blog isn't the first thing on his mind. Shocking, i know.). Still, i just don't wanna take the chance.
So, the first present should be a given:
Thats right. Homeboy looks married again. Yayyyyy! Now I don't have to worry about any girls hittin on mahh man. (Bahahahahaa. ptsch, as if that actually happens to him on a regular basis. Strip clubs don't count, Kevin. )
And because Hudson managed to chew up all of our favorite pairs of shoes last year when he was a little puppy, I also got him a pair of these:
A new pair of boat shoes... which unfortunately don't fit, and the all navy proved to be a bit fashion forward for Kevy. (Kevin considers button-down shirts with TWO pockets to be wayyy edgy, so a navy boat shoe is the equivilent of Carlton Banks not wearing his shower shoes in the shower. Its just toooo craazzzy to handle...)
Okay guys before I go, I'll leave you with a picture that of Kevin from his actual 24th bday.
|Yay I'm 24!|