Yessss, another long drawn out lag in my posts! Oopsies! I hope you haven’t missed me too terribly! I’ve been sucked into the doctor visits, nursery preparations and just general meh-ness of the past few weeks and haven’t been too inspired to write anything much. Most I’ve done has been cook up some new recipes that I found on Pinterest, like this one for carmelized chicken…OH MY WORD it was seriously the most delicious chicken I’ve ever made! Here’s a pic:
BEST CHICKEN EVER!!
Here’s the proper recipe:
2 1/2 lbs chicken legs
1 2/3 tablespoons olive oil (to help it stop sticking to the pan)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 2/3 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 cup honey
2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350F2. Place chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.
Do it like I did, follow the directions and then make yet another batch of the sauce, and baste the chicken halfway through the cooking process so you’ve got an extra dose of that ridiculously yummy sauce over everything. Because, I can’t do anything the normal way, I’ve always got to push the envelope! LOL
I also made a great version of Salisbury Steak using a couple of recipes that I found online, I kind of made a mish mosh of the two recipes and went for it! It was so good, I forgot to take a picture! I pretty much followed this recipe but omitted the ground turkey and went for all 85% lean ground beef.
I don’t know how I’m going to keep all the good meals coming with a newborn in the house, my cooking is going to have to take a backseat for a while I think. Hopefully I will be able to resume cooking new and interesting stuff in the near future afterwards. I’m scheduled for a C-Section on Oct 23rd due to the little one being firmly in the breech position so we’ll see what happens! Think I’m nervous now??? I can’t imagine how rattled I’m going to be the day of!! YIKES!!
Wish me luck!
Hmm, I did mention I’d post some pictures of my dinner the other night didn’t I? Ok, here ya go!
Dont`cha love the Pollock-esque flair to my ketchup flinging? I sure do!
Here’s the finished product:
It was pretty darn tasty, if I don’t say so myself. I didn’t really make anything else that was pretty enough to take pictures of. Please excuse my dirty oven (hopefully you didn’t notice it before I said anything, but now you’re going to go look again hmm, should have kept my mouth shut lol) It’s overdue for a cleaning! I’m having some friends over tonight and I am really looking forward to making a new dessert. Everyone who knows me knows I have ZERO skills in the baking department, I mean I burn SLICE AND BAKE cookies for god’s sake! My husband is the baker in the family, he never burns a thing. Jerk. Kidding!! Love ya honey!! Anyhoo, I’m making a chocolate chip, Oreo, brownie cookie bars! Yes, you read that right, allllll of them in one pan! Of course it’s a recipe from another food blog I read, it was actually on How Sweet It Is a few weeks ago, and I knew I HAD to try making it at least once. I even bought vanilla ice cream to go on top. Let me share the drool worthy pictures with you.. http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/new-recipes/ultimate-chocolate-chip-cookie-n-oreo-fudge-brownie-bar.html
Just redonkulous! I can’t wait to eat it, hopefully I don’t burn any of it! Just in case, I am lowering the temperature a bit! MMM *droool* Oh wait…you totally need to see a picture of this:
I borrowed that picture from the How Sweet it is blog, I hope she doesn’t mind! I’m new to this blogging thingie….
Back to the preggo talk for a hot minute, I had my Glucose Tolerance test yesterday and had to drink a lovely bottle of this concoction:
Doesn’t it look tasty? The first sip isn’t so bad, it’s like a super sweet orange drink that tasted pretty good since I was really thirsty by this time, but after an hour of sitting there, I began to get a horrible headache and felt like I was hungover the rest of the day! Yuck! Hopefully I passed and won’t have to go back for the 3 hour one. I don’t want to drink that stuff again really! Keep your fingers crossed for me! Oh, and that Boppy body pillow is just….meh. It does help a bit but I think it’s kind of annoying to keep straight and when you’re flipping around from side to side in bed it get’s irritating. Oh well, can’t return it either! Hopefully I will get more comfy with it as the days go on.
Is it time to bake yet????
Soo I broke down and did it…I went out yesterday and bought a maternity body pillow. At nearly 7 months pregnant, I am really getting uncomfortable when I sleep, either my knees hurt or I wake up with a backache. I am really only comfortable on my back, but after reading how you really shouldn’t sleep on your back after 25 weeks, it freaks me out if I wake up like that! Am I hurting the baby?? Eek!! SO, after some extensive research, I decided upon the Boppy Body Pillow. I used it last night for the first time and I have to say, I think it did help, although NOTHING seems to stop the 6-6:30 am pee trip! It’s a full body pillow that actually fits under the covers with my Husband and isn’t taking up too much room. Half of it goes between your knees and the other half acts as a pillow. I do feel pretty comfy when sleeping on it so we’ll see if I’m still using it by the end of this week. Anyone else use a body pillow while pregnant?
Has anyone seen the show “I’m Pregnant and so is my Teen”? I know it’s another of those ridiculous reality shows and I rarely watch that kind of stuff, (OK the Kardashians doesn’t count!!) but I have never seen something as disgusting as the umbilical cord stump!!!! It looks like a jellyfish with black tentacles!!!! For the love of PETE, DO NOT Google it! Consider yourself warned! You did it anyway didn’t you?? It’s pretty gnarly right? *shudder*
My culinary adventures this week so far have consisted of Pepper Steak last night, and tonight, is meatloaf, corn and roasted Italian potatoes. I shall post some pictures later on. But my favorite food blogger has outdone herself again! Check out this link: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/08/crazy-confetti-compost-cookies
Tell me you don’t want to run to the kitchen and make some of those suckers right now! Doesn’t everyone jump from talking about umbilical cord stumps to dinner? Oh yeah, this is how my brain works lately.