Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This morning....

-I'm thinking of the stuffed zucchini recipe that I made for dinner last night. I was inspired by this awesome recipe from Annie's Eats:

But I was running short on time and ingredients, and so I just combined ground beef, pasta sauce, and sprinkled a bit of parmesan cheese on top (and baked in a water bath). They were delicious. I think Justin ate 3 of them. So, I can't even imagine how much more delicious the Annie's Eats version would be!

-I'm nervous about my skin cancer follow-up appointment tomorrow afternoon, even though I don't have any reason to think that I should be.

-I'm beyond irritated with OHSU, who handled the skin cancer fiasco, and who also sent me a letter that we received yesterday saying that they'd be sending us to collections as of today for non-payment.

Only? According to my records and my bank account, we last made a payment on 6/11/12 over the phone...so I have no idea what this "non-payment" crap is about. Literally, every month since the procedure in January, there has been some sort of issue with OHSU, and I'm tired of spending time each month on the phone with them trying to explain how they've messed up...again. I've done my share of paying on medical bills in my life, and literally no one has handled it as poorly as OHSU.

-I'm excited about the raspberry freezer jam that I made yesterday. If you've ever wanted to make jam, you should check out this photo tutorial that I did last year, because it literally takes 30 minutes and is the easiest and best thing in the world. And there's no cooking or baking involved whatsoever. 

-I'm loving this photo that Kaitlin snapped of Lizzy last Monday while we were all berry picking. I totally stole it off Facebook. Speaking of berry picking...I really probably should, you know, WASH the blueberries that we picked a week ago, and actually do something with them.

-I'm excited about this stack of books that I got at the library for $1, total. Love their fill-a-bag sales!

-I'm still laughing about the shirt that I got for Justin (bottom photo) on clearance for $3 for himwhile he and the other Justin tried their hand at making beer for the first time this past weekend. They've totally decided that their first batch of beer will be the BEST! BEER! EVER! (even if it doesn't turn out), just because they made it. I think they're probably right! 



  1. I made that stuffed zucchini too and YUM! Although I'm thinking I should have done them in boats like you did, that looks WAY easier!

  2. I make stuffed zucchini like you did often- it's delicious!! Although I've never made it in a water bath- how do you do that?

    1. Just bake it in a 9x13 pan with about 1/4 inch of water on the bottom!

    2. Oooh, good to know. I will try that the next time I make this recipe. And I also want to come steal your raspberry jam- it looks delicious :)

  3. Oo, the stuffed zucchini looks delish!

    Prayers for your appointment.

  4. YUM! That zucchini looks really good! I will have to try!!

  5. I'm going to need to try that stuffed zucchini! I'm always impressed with people who don't feel intimidated at trying new recipes, 'cuz I'm totally one of those women. Wah wah.

  6. I feel for you about the medical payments - Ben keeps calling the hospital I delivered Luke at - asking what we owe, and for them to check ALL of our balances (for me, Luke, from the physician, and the hospital - because it's all different OF COURSE) and then paying what they say is the ONLY THING WE OWE, and yet we still got a call from a collections agency about another bill. Ugh! Our medical system is so messed up.

  7. Oh my gosh, stuffed zucchini- SO GOOD. Also, my husband brewed beer for the first time last year, and they were SO excited, and it was AWFUL. I mean, terrible. It had soap bubbles in it - oh it was so sad. I mean...its funny, but its so sad. Haha poor Matt.

  8. Totally just pinned those zucchini boats.

    And The Book of Ruth is one of my all time favorite books EVER.

  9. Hate to burst your hubby's bubble, but I have never tasted a homemade beer that was good...and I love beer! But, maybe his will be different. :)

    And now I want a PB&J sandwich.

  10. we make stuffed chili/cheese zucchini often during the summer and LOVE it! We dont do a water bath, simply just pat the "boats" dry, add the topping then throw in the oven for 10 minutes. I love that photo of Lizzy!

  11. PS: I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award- head on over to my latest blog post to check out the details! :)


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