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Weekly Tips for September 13, 2010

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 in Uncategorized

So it is time to shake things up on the launch pad this week.  Instead of rocketing into your tips of the week, I thought I would let some other “experts” give you interesting insight and helpful articles.  Hearing it from another source may make it stick!! 

Green article: Men Who Don’t Ask for Directions Waste approx. $3000 (more…)

Chicken Sausage and Roasted Veggie Pasta Recipe from Trader Joe’s

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 in Food

Chicken Sausage and Roasted Veggie Pasta

 FROM:  The Unofficial Guide to Trader Joe’s (click here to preview)

 •  3 chicken sausages (any flavor),   thinly sliced

 •  1 yellow onion, cut into wedges

 •  1 green bell pepper, chopped

 •  20 grape tomatoes

 •  10 button mushrooms,  stems removed

 •  3 tbsp olive oil, divided

 •  1/4 cup whole milk (Suggestion: Skim Milk or Almond Milk)

 •  12 oz pasta (bowtie, elbows etc) (RockItMom Suggestion: whole wheat pasta)

 •  1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella  cheese (RockIt Mom Suggestion: Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese)

 •  salt and pepper to taste & fresh basil for garnish

 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Arrange the onions, peppers and mushrooms on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.

 2. Turn baking sheet around and add tomatoes. Season with more salt and pepper and toss with the remaining olive oil. Bake another 15 minutes, until vegetables are caramelized.

 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add the sausage and saute until heated through. Turn up the heat and add the milk. Stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.

 4. Add the vegetables and any pan juices to the skillet. Toss in the cooked pasta and Mozzarella. Top with basil before serving. Serves 4.

Weekly Tips for July 5, 2010

Posted on 05. Jul, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN – Mr. RockIt Mom and I have the discussion, repeatedly, about the waste of electricity while we sleep.  One would think a professional energy efficiency engineer would agree with me.  Yet, he continues to argue that turning a light off at the base, while the switch is on is NOT a (more…)