Did I mention?

Did I mention that Brendan has his first mole? It’s a teensy thing behind his right knee. He’s loving the outdoors and our 80 degree weather. I got out a big circle ring sprinkler and he finally got over his fear and jumped in the middle of it- once. LOL. My spirited child is quite content to sit in a chair beside me on our patio and just be outside- he loves it that much. He also took off his shirt yesterday. It was a loose one but he’s getting there. He just tried to take off today’s shirt- picture shirt over face with him going round and round in circles calling out “I’m stuck!” over and over again. LOL.
I am hanging on with the South Beach diet. Phase 2 with it’s reintroduction of fruit and whole grains will be my savior- 1 1/2 weeks to get through first, however. But I have lost 5 pounds in only 3 days!! Go me! Darrell is doing great too.
I made All Phase Peanut Butter cookies yesterday. Not the greatest cookie but fabulous when you can have no other. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe also:
Noodleless Lasagna
1 pd lean ground beef (I use ground sirloin)
1 cup Mozzerella cheese
2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
1 large egg
1 jar of spagetti sauce (I used Ragu Pizza quick Natural)
1 clove fresh minced garlic
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 zucchinis, thinly sliced lengthwise (“noodles”)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown the ground beef and drain.
Mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, basil and egg until blended.
Layer the ground beef, zucchini, spaghetti sauce and ricotta cheese like typical lasagna. Top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake until hot and cheese on top is golden.

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