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!
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!
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.
I am really really really obsessed with food blogs lately, I find myself looking at this one in particular daily: www.howsweeteats.com . She posts THE most drool worthy pictures I’ve ever seen. Thank GOD the food gods smiled down upon me the other day and magically put BLUEBERRY doughnuts in the case in Shop Rite! I’d been staring at her recipe and pictures for them for weeks now, and with my paltry baking skills, I didn’t dare try to make them!
I daresay hers were a gazillion times better than those, but at least they warded off the terrible cravings I’d had for them! Oh dear…now I want them again!! HELP!!! Will someone make them for me and just drop them off at my house? Kthankxbye!
I did try to recreate her roasted tomato panzanella salad, and I must say, it came out pretty well! Even the Mr. was impressed. Although I never knew how STINKY the house would become after making a balsamic vinegar reduction. It smelled like we had made about a thousand Easter Eggs!