I am reading a great book (on my new kindle!), called Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? ..and indeed they do! So..I let myself go. All in the name of a super-sweet baby. Don't we all just *love* a sweet baby?
There are only a couple problems with this strategy, one being the massive number of pounds it adds to Mommy (and the rolling-around-whale effect at night), and there seems to be an impact on one big sister. Well, on her blood sugar. She sees mommy sweetening up baby, and wants to sweeten herself too. She's been running a bit high, I upped all her basal rates, and we still saw high numbers. One antibiotic later (can you say ear infection?), and she's beginning to do better. Especially after all these desserts reach their expiration, and we boldly shove them down the garbage disposal or trash can..and coat them with dishwashing detergent. (thanks, Miranda) ; )
So, now we have embarked on a new vocation: cooking from Martha Stewart's cookbook, but only the dinner food (no desserts!). We began last night with the Southwestern Cobb Salad (and it was amazing!). I'll snap a picture of the recipe, but here is the rundown. We marinated cucumber in lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Added cilantro, olive oil, salt/pepper to drained & rinsed black beans. And had a mixture of chopped tomato, broiled yellow pepper (my broiling power is back!), and red onion, with cumin, salt/pepper, and all these sat while I made half a pound of thick-cut bacon, and cooked the turkey (but it calls for chicken). You layer all these amazing flavors together over romaine, and it is total Salad Explosion-Yum!
|Hers is prettier, I had to make each plate separately since the kids all have their preferences. ; )|
And tonight, I'm making the Gratineed Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes. I've just broken up bread crumbs, and grated 4 cups of sharp white cheddar (and added mozzarella since the cheddar was really strong!). I can bet that this one won't help me in the poundage department, but it is high in protein. ; ) And I'm using wheat elbow noodles, and I think it's a pound of fresh tomatoes! : ) So, we'll call it healthy-er.
Are we programmed only to think about our tummies during pregnancy?
Here's the latest look at my huge one. On New Year's with my baby-and he does love his baby brother. ; )
|I know! It's totally the horizontal stripes. (Please disregard the mess in the background.)|