Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday--blogging just to blog.

 Random tid bits going on in the Green house--
  • We have an appointment for Molly to be spayed August 4th.  She spends the first night at the vet and then I'm taking the next day off from work to be at home with her. I'll get to play nurse with my pooch! :)
  • I'm still liking my job at WakeMed a lot. I'll still say it is very different than Duke, in good and bad ways. I like the excitement of coming into work and not knowing which unit I'll work in.  It's kind of like, who cares how awful this day and these patients have been I won't be back tomorrow!  I've been all over this hospital - from the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit "recovery room" after surgery- and personal fav) to all the ICU's (Neuro, Cardiovascular, Surgical, Medical and Cardiothoracic) to the Observation units (patients coming in with minor issues) and even sometimes I'm on the telemetry floors (rare and NOT a fan).
  • UNC hospital called me back about the job (Documentation Specialist) I interviewed for back in February. They called to offer me the job - which was exciting at the time but given how I'm feeling about my job at WakeMed and the salary I have now I had to decline. It's nice to be wanted, tho.
  • We are headed to the OBX with my family for a week in 23 days!! Counting down!
  • All is well in Windy Peak world.  Aus is pretty much running our business from his current job and it's working out great for us.  Fingers crossed we stay this fortunate!  
  • Speaking of Windy Peak, we are about to hit our huge wedding season.  Starting August 13th we have 6 weddings in 7 weeks.  I'm super excited - but pray for us. 
  • My sister-in-law Leila turned me onto this blog and I'm completely obsessed. This woman is HILARIOUS hil-ar-i-ous!  Please start by reading this post, and then this, and let me know watcha think! 

Chicken Florentine Lasagna

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and it was sooo yummy. Again, super easy and delicious! I made it ahead of time so Aus could pop it in the oven while I was at work.

What you need:
2-3 cups chopped cooked chicken, I used 1.6 lbs chicken breasts but you can use thighs, chicken pieces etc.
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 10oz pack frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used sharp)
1 6oz jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 tsp (or more) pepper
1 8oz container sour cream
6 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
1 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 cup pecan pieces (I'm not a fan so I skipped out on these)

In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken, soup, spinach, cheese, mushrooms, pepper and sour cream - stir all together. After cooking and draining noodles, lay 3 noodles down in 9x13 or 11x7 dish. Layer half of mixture on top of noodles then repeat with 3 more noodles and second half of mixture. Sprinkle parmesan and pecan pieces (I put a little cheddar too) on top. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake another 15 minutes or until bubbly. If you let it sit a while it will be easier to cut.  Makes about 6 servings.

HAHAHA this happened when I was defrosting the spinach. I guess I let it go a little too long :)

good little wife! :)