Recipe Thursday!

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

So delicious…..Such a quick easy meal that you are sure to adore!

For each sandwich:

2 slices Italian bread
1 T. softened butter, divided
1 T. prepared pesto sauce, divided
1 slice provolone cheese
2 slices tomato
1 slice American cheese

Spread one side of a slice of bread with butter. Place buttered side down into a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Spread the top of the bread slice in the skillet with half the pesto sauce, and place a slice of provolone cheese, the tomato slices, and the slice of American cheese onto the pesto.

Spread remaining pesto sauce on one side of the second slice of bread, and place the bread slice, pesto side down, onto the sandwich. Butter the top side of the sandwich.

Flip the sandwich until both sides of the bread are golden brown and the cheese has melted. About 5 minutes per side. Enjoy!

What’s Your Birth Story, Mom?

Ashlei Pollock

My husband went to basic training when I was 37 weeks pregnant. I was due on March 20, 2012. The doctor said she would induce me on the 21st so my hubby could possibly make the birth. A week before I was scheduled to be induced I was told he would not be able to come.
On my due date I woke up with cramps. I assumed I just had to go to the bathroom. We went to Walmart and throughout the day I was having this pain. That night at 7pm o told my mom it was time. Contractions were never steady they were sporadic.

When I went in at 9pm the nurse claimed I wasn’t in labor but kept me since I was getting induced next morning. At about midnight she told me that I was in labor and could have an epidural. So I took it. At 7 the next morning I said I thought my water broke. I looked at the bed and my bag of water was sitting there not popped just came out. I had my daughter at 829am. Never had to get induced. I was able to text a picture to my husband right after. He finally met her 2 months later.

What’s Your Birth Story, Mom?

Carla Hannon

I had been having pains on June 11th but once i laid down they went away so i thought it was nothing. Then on June 12th they came back in full force. Because i thought it wasn’t that major i told my husband to stay home with our 8 year old. I went to the local hospital (which wasn’t the smartest choice seeing how they don’t do maternity) so they gave me some fluids and checked to make sure the heart beat was still beating, which it was. Then they transferred me to a bigger hospital that was 20 minutes away. Once i was in my room they hooked up the heart beat and contraction monitor on my stomach. Then the doctor came in to check me to make sure everything was ok. Once she was done checking me she informed me that my water had broke and she could see and feel his hair. I was 16 weeks early. My son wasn’t due until October 5th. He was born 1lbs 8oz. Once he was out they put a breathing tube right in and transferred him to Children’s Hospital Boston Ma. He is now 2 months old and is 3lbs 1oz and has the tube out of his mouth and prongs in his nose. He also made it threw heart surgery. But is currently doing amazing. He is our little fighter 🙂

You can stay in touch with little Lucas’s progress as well as offer a small donation to help this little fighter here:

What’s Your Birth Story, Mom?

Katharine Dutton
 I was due September 13, 2011 with my youngest son. After a few weeks of false labor, I woke up September 12th at 7 am with horrible stomach pain, but I couldn’t time them so I assumed they were just because I ate too much candy the night before thanks to my intense craving for heath bars. My husband told me to call the doctor to be safe and they told me to come down for a checkup. I got in the car with my husband, I was driving as he doesn’t have his license at the moment, and we began our 30 minute drive to the doctors office. I had been checked a few days before and was only 1 cm dilated.About halfway there the pain became noticeably worse and could be timed to every 3 minutes, but I had to keep driving. Somehow I was able to drive through the contractions to the doctors office who told me I was now 3 centimeters and in active labor and sent me to the hospital. I labored at the hospital for about 8 hours when the doctor came in to check me and told me I was about 7 centimeters but it would be awhile so just to relax. A half hour later I told my husband to go get the nurse because I felt like I had to push. The nurse came in telling me I wasn’t ready to push that I still had awhile before I would be 10 centimeters. My husband insisted on having the doctor come check. When the doctor checked I was more than ready to push and the staff started rushing to get things ready for my son to enter the world. 6 minutes after I began pushing, Colton Albert Dutton arrived at 5:01 pm on September 12, 2011.