Five on Friday!


– ONE // EATING – Last weekend I threw together a Baked Spaghetti dish that fed us through 4 dinners this week. By last night I was pretty tired of spaghetti but Matt can eat pasta every night of his life so he was pretty happy. Anyway, I started with Six Sister’s Baked Spaghetti recipe and adapted it from there, eliminating meat and onions, swapping out cottage cheese for ricotta, etc. I also was able to make two large meals from one batch and chose to freeze one for later.

Baked Spaghetti


1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

5 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups ricotta cheese

4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a large greased baking dish. Top with half of the ricotta cheese, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

 – TWO // WEARING – Well, I’m not wearing these adorable items but I do have a little man who will be come July! This week we received our first few gifts for Thomas – seersucker shorts (Matt is ridiculously excited about matching with his son all summer) and a newborn hat from Infanteenie Beanie (here). I also picked up a cute Feltman Brothers outfit for him. I’m learning that boy clothes can be fun too!

– THREE // READING – I’ve already told you all about my obsession with Jim Gaffigan. In fact, Matt and I have already decided that our first date night after Thomas arrives will be the Contagious show in Charlotte on August 15. Anyway, lately I’ve been reading Dad is Fat (find it here) and laugh until I cry. For those of you who are parents, you will find this book especially funny.

 – FOUR // LISTENING TO – It only took 3 months but I’m finally on the last episode of the Serial podcast. This podcast has been perfect for listening to during those nights of pregnancy insomnia. But now that I’m about to finish the podcast I need recommendations on what to listen to next. Help!


– FIVE // CHASING – This munchkin around…

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  1. P!nky
    February 27, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Looooooooooove the lil clothes! baby clothes are the best!

  2. Erin
    February 27, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    That baked Spaghetti looks fabulous!! I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't given Serial a try…

  3. Colleen Sullivan
    February 27, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Serial was fantastic, huh? And Jim Gaff is hilarious. I listened to his books while waiting for my son to fall asleep and they made the time go by so fast!

  4. Jillian Manesh
    February 27, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    mmmm that baked spaghetti looks so good!! i really liked Serial! have a great weekend 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  5. Meagan Hofer
    February 27, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    spaghetti looks SO yummy!!! i am swooning over that adorable outfit for your baby boy!! so cute!!!

  6. Rebecca Jo
    February 27, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    You're not alone… I haven't listened to Serial yet myself but just downloaded it 🙂

  7. Hanging with the Hirsts
    February 27, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Those little seersucker shorts are to die for!

  8. Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August
    February 27, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Those seer sucker shorts are adorable!!!! and I love that sleeping baby laying on you while your reading, what a perfect way to catch up on reading 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Sara @ The Crazy Cozads
    February 27, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    I made something similar for dinner, but we add pepperoni to it! Such a fantastically easy and delicious meal! Thanks for the book recommendation; I was looking for something to read next. Have a lovely weekend!

  10. friendbrooke at everyday blessings
    February 27, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    I can't get over those monogrammed seersucker shorts! So precious! And serial has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts to listen too on road trips!

  11. Jess Scott
    February 27, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    YUM! I will eat anything Italian any time…that dish looks just perfect! And those clothes…dressing a boy CAN be fun, especially when they match with dad! 😉

  12. Emily Stafford
    February 27, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    I definitely recommend Aisha Tyler's podcast called Girl on Guy. There are over 160 episodes to choose from. She spends about 90 minutes chatting with celebs, comedians, athletes, etc. about anything and everything. I'm so hooked and even started listening to them while I workout!

  13. Sam @ Away She Went
    February 27, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    I just finished reading Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan. It was hilarious! I laughed so hard at some parts…he's definitely one of my favorite comedians.

  14. Courtney
    February 27, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I love how we both did our Five on Friday posts a "currently" post! I am definitely going to have to read a Jim Gaffigan book soon – I need something light! PS – I just recently read Redeeming Love on your recommendation from years ago, it was a great book to read during Lent!

  15. Tabitha Lee
    February 27, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    That spaghetti looks awesome. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

  16. rachel
    February 27, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    Bookmarking this spaghetti! I have been all about some Italian these days. 🙂 And how darling are all those goodies for your little man?? Cannot wait for these babes to get here!

  17. Ashleigh
    February 27, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I love Baked Spaghetti… It is always so good but there is no way I could have it 4 straight days! I would never want it again if I done that ha..

  18. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    February 27, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Yum, I love a good baked spaghetti!! Yay for baby boy clothes!! Somehow I missed that announcement!

  19. Jenn
    February 27, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I love Jim Gaffigan but had no idea he had a book. I will definitely be picking that up soon!Our Little Miracles

  20. Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    February 27, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to finish Serial. I have about 3 podcasts left. Hope you have a great weekend!

  21. Jillian
    February 27, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Don't worry — baby boy clothes are SO much fun! Mini Boden, Hanna Andersson, Emile et Rose, and tons of fun stuff on Etsy!

  22. Courtney
    February 27, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    Ahhh! I'm loving that baby boy stuff! I'm excited for another girl but I still really really hope someday I'll get to dress and take care of a little man! 🙂 And yes, Jim gaffigan. Freaking. Hilarious.

  23. rox
    February 27, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    DROOLING over that meal. #38weekspregnantandbottomlessstomachAnd I could watch that video over and over and over. PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!And I SO agree – Conner has SO MANY clothes. I was like – since he's a boy, I definitely won't overdo it on spending money for clothes. HA!! NOT!!!!!! There's NO WAY he'll be able to wear all of the clothes we have for him!

  24. LHWinstead
    February 28, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    I love the goodies for Thomas – so cute!! How sweet that they'll match 🙂

  25. ChalkSouthernToMe
    March 1, 2015 / 2:23 am

    I am loving those sweet gifts for Thomas, they are adorable! I haven't listened to that podcast but heard it is really good, I'll have to start it soon! Xo, Stephanie

  26. ShutUpDuffy
    May 15, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    so i made that spaghetti bake (i'm like your hubs, i could eat pasta every day) and it's so delish. i even made it for a new mom last week. thanks for the recipe!

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