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Is today Tuesday?

Published October 2, 2012 by seraphym13

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:


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.

3 . Pour over the chicken.4. Bake in preheated oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized.

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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!

Wednesday Stuff!! Yep, I’ve lost track of my days….

Published September 5, 2012 by seraphym13

Well, a lot has gone on since my last update!  I passed the dreaded 3 hour glucose test with flying colors thankfully! YAY!  I’m soo glad I don’t have to give up my occasional sip of chocolate milk OR my nightly bowl of junky cereal!  J  So far I’ve gained about 10 lbs and I’m a little over 7 months pregnant right now and boyyy am I getting uncomfortable!  It’s hard to sit up in bed and if I dare to wear sneakers, forget about bending over to tie them haha.. All the squirming is getting weird too, it seems like he has a foot lodged in my ribcage and is trying to do some really interesting acrobatics in there!  During last week’s ultrasound, he was looking DIRECTLY at all of us!!!  No profile shot for this guy!!   He was like “You talking about me???”  So weird!!  Lol.  We also found out that at 31 weeks he’s still in a breech position, so they are scheduling me for a c-section because it’s good to have it scheduled ahead of time just in case he doesn’t flip down and I need one.  Even though I’m terrified of EVERY way of getting the baby out, I’m strangely ok with the controlled aspect of knowing what day and when everything is going to go on.  That makes the control freak in me much happier kind of knowing what’s going to go on, rather than having it all out of control and not knowing a thing.  Does that make sense?  I know, I’m strange!!  I’m really getting scared now that it’s getting down to the wire here!!

Ok, enough of my pregnancy ramblings…

I’ve made a few good meals, Turkey Schnitzels with dill sauce, roast beef with HOMEMADE gravy (I’ve always been chicken to make gravy myself!!) and last night I made Sausage, Peppers, Potatoes and Onions!  That came out great but we scarfed it down so quickly, I forgot to take a picture of it!  Oopsies!

Here’s a few pictures of my past meals:


Turkey Schnitzels!  Sooo delish!  I’ll be making this again tomorrow night for dinner!


Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes and homemade gravy! (Can you tell I’m proud that I made my own gravy and didn’t use a Knorr packet?)

I’ve been hooked on Pinterest lately and I’ve found some really amazing tips and recipes on there, I will definitely be posting more when I try some of them.  At first I was reluctant to check out Pinterest, I thought it was stupid just pinning pictures of things I like, I didn’t get it.  But then, the lightbulb went on and UH OH…noww I get it!  Very dangerous!

Is anyone else looking forward to all the Fall TV starting??? I AM! I AM!! Even though I probably won’t have much time for any of it once the baby is here!  Thank GOD for the DVR!  I’m particularly excited about Vampire Diaries starting again!  Can’t wait!