Well once again I have been horrible about taking pictures of some delicious food I have been eating, but I managed to remember a few times. Maybe pregnancy brain is to blame. Especially since this happened yesterday:
I packed my hospital bag yesterday. Drew has been insisting I do this, although he is usually the one that packs last-minute. Also, is it normal to pack a suitcase like this? I mean, we are only going to the hospital and don’t need much. Drew has not added his things to the bag and I am scared of what he might pack. I have images of him trying to keep up with a regular routine. For example, I have images in my head of it being 7 am at the hospital and him deciding its a good time to take a shower- you know, when I am in labor and all. For his sake, I hope he knows better =). My cord donor paperwork also arrived in the mail yesterday- it’s supposed to arrive 3-4 weeks before delivery date. Which means, we are only weeks away. Yikes! I hope we are ready for this!
So, there was a brief baby update. Now on to food updates. I still have some energy so I have been trying to cook when I can to avoid eating horribly. Like, for example, the McDonalds dinner we had Sunday. We are going to try to avoid those.
We had people over for Memorial day and I made a bunch of snacks which everyone seemed to love- and of course I completely forgot to take pictures. In fact, I didn’t take any pictures at all! Pretty sad considering it was our last get together as a household of two. Anyways, here are a couple of dishes I made since then:
Chicken Kabobs and Brown Rice Salad
I don’t know why we don’t make kabobs more often. I always have chicken, peppers and onions at the house. And it’s so easy to make! I just marinated the chicken in Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce an hour before and the vegetables in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. So tasty. I found the recipe for the Brown Rice Salad on my favorite blog. The recipe says to serve it at room temperature or slightly chilled, but I definitely enjoyed it warm the best. I loved it the first day but didn’t care for it the next.
Orzo stuffed peppers and mixed greens with raspberry vinaigrette
I’ve made this before and it’s a really good meatless dish. I added the salad and prayed it would be enough to fill Drew up; he tends to think of meals as always needing meat. I found the Orzo Stuffed Pepper on pinterest. I just finished left overs for lunch and it was just as good the second day. I put this little salad together and I was pretty impressed at how tasty it was. I just bought some raspberry vinaigrette so I decided to add that to some mixed greens, along with some fresh raspberries, slivered almonds and some red onion. Drew was equally impressed. I put it together on his plate without asking him the usual “What kind of dressing do you want?”, since that always means 1000 island and a mound of croutons.
And now, for my favorite food of the week:
Low Fat Banana Bread
I just finished baking and chowing down on two pieces of this Banana Bread. I am going to have to watch myself before I eat the whole thing today. Drew doesn’t like bananas so that means there is no one else to help me devour this; but at least it’s low-fat, right?
Well, that’s it for now. The baby countdown is underway!