I’ve been quite the lazy lady lately (ohh, alliteration!). I see that it’s been since June that I’ve last posted. Now I do have to say that June’s post was fantastic, but then I wrote it, and it was about fried green tomatoes, so I might be a bit biased.
After that, Sumo and I got a bit busy. We went to Vegas; I had a Journalism Educators’ Association conference. When we got back we started planning a trip to Mexico – he had time to take off; I wanted to go somewhere before school started.
But what really did me in was getting pregnant.
Wait! What? Shut the front door!
Yep, I’m pregnant! I’ll be at 16 weeks on Saturday (for anyone who hasn’t gone through pregnancy to know the week schedule, it’s about 4 months – I have 24 weeks to go). I’m due on April 25th, and we can’t wait to know if we’re having a beautiful baby girl or a bouncing baby boy.
I’m officially out of the dreaded first trimester, and let me tell you, it was rough. Not as rough as some I know (shoutout to Erin P.), but it definitely wasn’t a walk in the park. Well, it might have been a nap on the couch, but that’s just because when I wasn’t sick, I was sleeping on the couch. I swear, I probably slept 16 hours a day there for a while. It was glorious. The sick part… not so much.
Anyway, since I’m starting to feel back to normal, I’m trying to start working in the kitchen again. I have to admit that I’m still pretty tired, so anything that takes too much time on a day that doesn’t start with an S will not be getting made.
Actually, Sumo and I came up with 6 things that between the two of us, we can figure out.
#1. Frozen Lasagna – Stoffer’s – made by Sumo
#2. Spaghetti and Meatballs – not homemade meatballs – made by Chrissy
#3. Refried Beans, rice, sour cream, salsa, and cheese on a corn tortilla – made by Sumo
#4. Chili – made by Chrissy on a day starting with an S
#5. Hamburger Helper – gross but easy – made by Sumo
#6. Zatarin’s Rice with something that isn’t chicken – made by Chrissy
I don’t really have weird cravings (though I highly enjoy yellow mustard, but only on soft pretzels or cheese burgers), but I loathe chicken, bell peppers, and steamed broccoli (throw cauliflower in there for good measure too). Oh, and carrots are always disgusting – pregnant or not.
So, what I need your help with is coming up with other things I (or my wonderful husband who doesn’t really know what he’s doing in the kitchen) can make for dinner. Do you have any good pregnancy comfort food ideas that aren’t too hard to make? Anything quick and easy? Anything that can cook in the crock pot while I’m teaching my lovely 10th graders? Anything healthy that won’t make me gag?
Seriously, I need help.
Yesterday, I ate two bagels. It was delicious, but it needs to stop.
Please send me your ideas!