Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sorry for the lack of food posts...

So since I"m pregnant and all, I haven't really been cooking lately. I'm either too exhausted too, or the food just smells a bit nasty! My gag reflexes are pretty gnarly. I"m trying to get over it and cook, for my family's sake! 

This too shall pass....(or so I'm told)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Marshmallow Treats

If you missed my pregnancy announcement from last week, go read it here! I'm 8 weeks today (well, until my ultrasound this Friday proves otherwise!) I currently have pink eye and a bladder infection; neat huh?! Little baby Twitty is taking everything out of me, and leaving my immune system in kuputs! 

Easy Fall Marshmallow Treats
3 TBL Butter
1 package, 10oz mini marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
 Remove from heat.  2. Add rice krispies cereal. Stir well
 3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into pan, coated with cooking spray. 
Allow to cool, and cut with fall cookie cutter
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

...I'm pregnant!

It's time to announce that I'm 7 weeks pregnant! I took a test on Sept. 24th, and was surprised to see positive results! With this being my first pregnancy, I didnt know what to expect and thought I was just having PMS symptoms; so, I put off taking a test for a while.  I took two tests ( just to be sure!) while Edwin was at Kade's football game, and the darn thing turned positive while it was "still in use"!  Here are a few pictures to document the first few weeks. 

The two tests. The top one kinda faded, thats why I went and bought a second test.
I typed this up on the computer real quick (blue and pink) and taped the tests to it, then put it in a bag for Edwin when he got home!
The day we found out; obviously only a few weeks, and not showing yet! 


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

So, lets be HONEST for a moment. I like to try a lot of new things when I cook and bake. I try not to try TOO many things during the week, because I'll have 4 unhappy campers if its a FLOP. Sometimes I try 2 new things a week, but I"m trying to keep it to 1. The problem is that I ENJOY trying new things, both cooking and baking; however, my husband and I discussed that my baking endeavors are usually a big fat FLOP with the fam. They would just prefer good old chocolate chip cookies and box brownies. Which, that should be easy and great right?! BUT I have JOY in cooking, and find satisfaction during the cooking PROCESS. I think my taste buds may be a bit more exotic or broad than the rest of my family. There are things I DESIRE to make and try, but I don't because I don't think my FAMILY will share in my enthusiasm. And again, let's be honest; usually KIDS don't!  So those are my thoughts for the moment. I think we all desire to please the tummies; yet, please our own CULINARY desires. I hope I can continue to find the BALANCE between the two. 

Sunday- Bourbon maple pork loin, sauteed zucchini (I sautee zucchini in olive oil, and add a dash of garlic salt, paprika, parsley flakes and either some chopped onion, or just minced onion; taste and add more if needed!), and baked red potatoes with parmesan (from last week)
Monday-Spinach and Cheese manicotti (from last week)
Tuesday- BBQ Sandwiches (easy peasy)
Wednesday- Lanthem Stew (layered casserole. I call it the poor mans dinner. My husband's favorite, but definitely not mine! ha)
Thursday-Bacon wrapped teriyaki chicken kabobs, rice, and broccoli (we LOVE this meal!)
Friday- Kids night or out to eat

Desert- Autumn Rice Krispy Treats, and/or Homemade chocolate chip cookies with eggless cookie dough recipe (so I can eat the dough!)

This post is linked to Orgjunkie