Thursday, August 12, 2010

Emma's Dance Class

This Tuesday was Emma's first dance class. She was so cute! Saying she was excited may not quite cover it. She has been trying on her ballet and tap shoes all week and asking if its Tuesday yet. So when the day finally came she was more than enthusiastic to go! :) We got her dressed into her leotard and tights and set off to class. When we arrived, the other class was just finishing so Emma got a sneak peak. It was your standard room with mirrors, ballet bars, and wooden floors. And of course, little girls! From the moment the music began, Emma did just what the teacher did or said. You'd never have known it was her first class and she just danced her heart out! When the hour was up and the class dismissed, Emma wasn't ready to go. She kept telling me there was more and tried to stay through the next class. I had to drag her away. She had such an awesome time! :) I have some pictures I need to upload from the camera and get a few videos loaded, but we are having technical difficulties so I'll get those up asap. The only pics available were from my phone. Sorry for the blur! :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chicken or Shrimp, Spinach, and Cheese Tortellini Dinner

This is a yummy and simple pasta dish! Only takes a few minutes to prepare and its healthy!

To Prepare:

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain.

In a large saucepan combine the italian dressing, garlic, diced tomatoes, and cheese. Bring to a boil. Add cooked chicken (or shrimp). Simmer. Then add in the spinach and simmer until slightly wilted. Then add tortellini and toss to coat.

Add additional cheese and serve! I served this dish with a salad and garlic bread. Yumo!

Ingredients listed below.

Chicken (or shrimp), Spinach, and Tortellini Dish:
2 to 3 cups cooked and chopped chicken, or 1 pound cooked shrimp
1 can petite diced tomatoes, unseasoned
1 and 1/2 cup spinach, torn
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup Kraft Roasted Red Pepper and Parmesean Italian dressing
2tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 family size package of cheese tortellini