It’s Your Turn

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!

And thanks!

About Chrissy

Hi! I'm Chrissy. I'm a 31 year old cast-iron (pretty much) newbie. I'm learning more as I go and screwing up quite a bit along the way. I'm a northern girl (Yay, PA!) who has been transplanted to the south and am trying to embrace becoming a southern lady. Hence the cast-iron pan. I've never made my own biscuits and I have no idea what a dutch baby is. But you can bet that I'll figure all of that out. So stick around and see what happens as I learn the in- and-outs of cooking with cast-iron.
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1 comment


  1. Mike A-M

    One of my favorites is doing a roast, onions, potatoes/yams, i enjoy carrots, turnips. I usually sear it all and throw it in the dutch oven or crock pot with broth and any left over tomato sauce which gives it most flavor and healthiness. Throw it over brown rice and a side of greens and I think it’s a pretty balanced meal with lotsa vitamins Baby Mc needs. :)

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