Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fun Monday

Mariposa is this week's hostess. Here is was she has asked us to do...

Next week's Fun Monday is easy, I'll only be asking TWO things -

(1) Please share to us how the NAME of your BLOG was made? I can't wait to hear interesting funny stories!

(2) Please share to us (in words or photo, though a combination of both will be a bonus!) your favorite/ most common dish!

First...the name of my blog...

It's pretty simple. Mi Vida Loca is spanish for My Crazy Life. With 3 small children, 2 of the autistic, you never know what the day is going to hold. Sometimes I just have to laugh at things that aren't really that funny just to keep from going crazy!!

Second...the favorite dish at our house is my homemade lasagna.

The problem with it being homemade is I don't really have a recipe, at least not for the sauce. It is my MIL's "recipe" which she really doesn't have either. Am I making any sense?? You see, I never really put the same ingredients in it twice. Every time it's different. Sure I always start with tomato sauce, then I add some Italian spices, oregano, garlic, onion powder. I never use the same amounts though. Sometimes I add butter, sometimes not. Sometimes chili powder, sometimes not. I could go on and on. Back to the lasagna...

I use three different kinds of cheese, mozzerella, cottage cheese (or ricotta), and cream cheese. Yes, cream cheese. It sounds kinda nasty, but it's really good. You should try it. When you are putting the lasagna together just throw some dollops in here and there. When you bite into one of the hunks of cream cheese it is just heaven!!

I made lasagna last week. Actually, the day before I found out the subject of this week. This is a picture of leftovers, so it isn't great. It looks much yummier when it is fresh out of the oven!!

10. Jan

11. Alison

13. janet

14. Linda

15. Lisa

16. carrie

17. Ivana

18. Sayre

24. min

26. abby

30. BS

31. chrisb

33. Tien

34. Maria

36. mem

39. Karina

40. Peter

41. Sandy

44. Monica
45. nikki

46. Swampy

48. David

49. Ann

50. Joy T.

51. jill

53. Pamela

55. faye

60. Amanda

62. Kim


Faye said...

But its your life, right? Does the blog help you stay connected with other people who share the same challenges--and joys?

Agree with you about the cream cheese in lasagna. Have an old time recipe that uses it also.

jientje said...

Thanks for adding the list of players, I was surprised to find my link here!
That lasagna look really delicious, and you are right, cooking is not an exact science you should always have some room to play!
The cream cheese is a lovely idea, I should try that sometime!

Mariposa said...

Another mouth-watering food here! My blogname is in spanish too...well the Mariposa I mean... ;)

Alice Wills Gold said...

I like you blog's name and that lasagna looks divine! I have never been able to get mine to turn out!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Mmm, that lasagne looks fab. And my life is crazy just with 2 kids, nevermind 3 such little ones and with autism added into the mix. They all look so gorgeous. You must be a complete supermum. :D

Jan said...

Great post. Your homemade lasagna looks wonderful. Call me up if you ever have extras.

Cynthia said...

Ugh. I was at the doctor with Ella. Yes, the DOCTOR. Paid full price with our new super duper $10,000 deductible.

Now make me lasagna!

ANy news on Logan??????

ChrisB said...

I just love lasagna, you can invite me to dinner anytime you have that on the menu!

ellen b said...

I'm happy to get the explanation for your name. I like it. It must really be a challenge raising children with autism but I think we're given the stregth to deal with what life throws at us. I hope your strength is growing day by day. And your lasagna looks yummy whatever the heck you put in there!

SwampAngel65 said...

Looks really good to me! I haven't attempted to make homemade lasagna in about...oh, 20 years! OMG!! That's bad. I should make some next week..or maybe the week after ;)

Alison said...

I love the title of your blog..always have!! Your lasagna looks delicious!!

IamwhoIam said...

Three boys, I bet your life is crazy and lasagna yum. I never make mine the same either just layer what is about the house.

Junebug said...

The lasagne looks great. I think the cream cheese would be a good addition. I like cottage cheese in it too. Do you use eggs, sometimes I do?
I hope they come up with a breakthrough on autism. It seems to be rampant. Has it always been or is it just getting more coverage? What a hard thing to deal with, I hope you have all the grace you need for every day. :D

Nekked Lizard Man said...

Though others close to me might claim I am anal, I attempt to be flexible, meaning - I plan to get me through a day, but in reality - I must adapt, which for most instances means a crazy, unpredictable day. I won't attempt to understand your typical day, but I can only imagine how unpredictable it can be - and in the same breath, applauding you for your patience and humor.
Oh and if you have time to make such a great dish, you have time to listen to me appreciate your efforts. See ya! NLM

Kim said...

Cream cheese in lasagna? Yum!

Amanda said...

You must be one incredibly efficient woman to be able to look after 3 little kids, be nursing one of them AND blog!

I really really really like lasagna but can never make it at home because I never have an oven in the places I stay. Maybe one day...

-Ann said...

I am a horrible one for never following a recipe. Peter, much more scientific, thinks I should cook exactly to specifications the first time, then tinker. I think that's boring. :)

mem mallary-santiago said...

the reason behind your name is inspiring. your lasagna looks yummy!

Ivanhoe said...

Cannot make lasagna, but my MIL makes a pretty good one and she adds a bit of creme cheese, too... Yummy!

Jenni said...

My family said I should do lasagna for Fun Monday. Problem is that they have had me make it so much I'm a little sick of it! They also like it without the extra veggies I'd love to put in. (Shredded carrots and zucchini on top of the sauce layer is really good.) I'm going to give the cream cheese a try next time I make lasagna!

thefoodsnob said...

Sounds like the perfect name for you! I do the same with my sauce, never the same twice.


Ari_1965 said...

even the leftovers look good to me.

Melanie said...

I can imagine you have a crazy life- but I bet you wouldn't trade it!

And I LOVE lasagna- one of my favorite foods.

lisa marie said...

Sounds like your name totally fits your life (and I always liked that song). My chaos is dwindling and your crasiness will too as the kids get older. :)