- Wedding: April 2015 - Anchor Inn, MD
I’m roll calling because FF says my POAS date is actually May 1 so I’ll be a borderline April/May POASer this go around!
Your age/partner’s age: 30/34
Baby #: 1st for me, 2nd for DH
Current Cycle Day/DPO: 6 DPO
Ovulation Date: 4/16
POAS Date: 5/1 (but I’m POASing early on 4/24, which will be 8 DPO, to see if I maybe get an early squinter surprise for our first wedding anniversary!)
Usual Cycle Length: 29 days
Cycles Trying: This is #5
BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): Prenatals, charting, OPKs, Vitamin D supplements, eating pineapple w/ core, EOD BDing plus night of and morning/night after O (after success story from one of my friends who also had trouble getting pregnant). DH also has been eating watermelon as apparently that can help increase sperm count (although apparently it takes a couple months to see the results of that).
Link to Chart, if any: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/jmer711
FOR FUN THIS MONTH! – Ok this month I thought with the BBQ and Picnic seasons starting, maybe we can share receipes. It can be any recipe at all but if you have a favorite item that you like to bring to friends homes that may be fun to share. If you do not like to cook, what is your go to items to buy.
Much to the dismay of our waistlines, we eat a lot of pasta 🙂 A pasta dish I’ve recently been making that DH has requested on a weekly basis is Sausage Penne — even DSD likes it (and she’s super picky).
-1 package Italian sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces (I get sweet or mild because DSD doesn’t like spicy, but get whatever you like)
-1 box of penne OR we just tried it with bow-tie pasta (farfalle) and it was delish too — really any short pasta would work great
-1 14 oz can diced tomatoes (get the kind with italian seasonings or roasted garlic/onion)
-1 6 oz can Contadina Italian Herbs tomato paste (I swear by this specific tomato paste — it’s the only kind I use for my pasta sauce! Others make my sauce taste tinny)
-1-2 large bell peppers, sliced into 1-2 in thin strips (1 red and 1 either green, yellow or orange)
-1 med white or yellow onion, chopped
-1-2 tbsp minced garlic
-1/4-1/2 cup olive oil — enough to cover the bottom of your sauce pan
-1 tbsp italian seasoning
-Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat olive oil in sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute until lightly brown. Add bell peppers, onions and garlic and saute until veggies are tender and sausage is cooked all the way through (you may want to cover and reduce heat a little so nothing burns while the sausage is cooking through).
2. Add can of diced tomatoes, then fill can ~3/4 with water and add to pan. Add tomato paste and stir. Add italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste and stir again. Bring to boil.
3. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
4. Boil pasta as directed (recommend doing this in a large pot for the next step). Strain when done and return pasta to pot.
5. Pour sauce over pasta and stir until all pasta is covered.
6. Serve in bowls (helps keep it hot!) with shredded parmesan or parmesan-romano cheese sprinkled on top.
Hope everyone likes this as much as my hubby and I do!