Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Holidays Are Approaching

Now I know what you are all thinking; I have made some delicious treat to share with you? I'm sorry to tell you that you are mistaken.
I am here, however, to tell you that soon and very soon I will be posting some delicious holiday recipes.
Tonight, for my weekly family dinner with my parents and siblings, I am in charge of making a salad. Now, usually that would mean something relatively uneventful and boring, but we have a theme this week: Thanksgiving.
My family has a very rigid Thanksgiving food tradition, and although I don't consider myself a picky eater perse, I am very particular about what is had at holiday meals. I ate a delicious thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family this year, but I did feel as though something was missing. Therefore, since all of my siblings spent the day with their significant others, we are having another Thanksgiving dinner.
My menu: Pistachio Pudding. This is an extremely easy, extremely inexpensive dish that takes about three minutes to prepare--perfect for my busy schedule today. It is a congealed salad that sounds and looks disgusting (it's green!), but tastes wonderful. It is one of my favorite holiday dishes.
So, for you (all of my avid readers, haha), I will post this delicious yet unappealing salad for you in the near future.

I am also here to tell you that after December 18th, I will be cooking again! For the next several months (as I try to save money for the new member of our family we will meet soon), I will be on a mission to find the cheapest, yet healthy recipes that I can. I will begin posting breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert recipes. Since I'm trying to keep myself from gaining eighty-five pounds with this pregnancy, these meals will be as healthy and calorie-conserving as I can make them. I will search for healthy (and tasty) substitutions, and find deals on groceries to help you save money as well.
So, all that to say: STAY TUNED!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Life These Past Few Months

To all of my seven followers:
You must have realized that I haven't posted in quite a while. Let me tell you why.
I'm 23 weeks pregnant now, and my cravings are hitting me from every side! Though sometimes that would enable amazing gourmet masterpieces to be created, for me my cravings come in a form of the convenient. I have been good about not giving into my crazy cravings (those artery-clogging meals no one should ever eat, let alone someone carrying a growing child), but last night I indulged. The menu for dinner last night: Four cheese pizza with garlic, oregano, and parsley (I wish I could take credit, but it was a frozen pizza. All I did was add the herbs), french fries (I had been craving these for weeks, but I only ate two, and one giant Hershey bar. These items are not exactly the culinary creation of the century, nor can I claim any culinary credit for any of these items--aside from the fact that I DID preheat the oven.
No, my dinners have been uncreative to say the least. My dinner usually consists of two apples with cottage cheese and the occasional cookie.
My life is busy. From trying to get thirty minutes of cardio everyday, trying to pass all of my seven classes so I can graduate in December, and trying to spend time with my husband and family it's a miracle if I can even get to the stove for all of the dirty dishes that accumulate. Creative dinners have been the last thing on my mind. Oh, I guess I did make chocolate chip cookies with my nephews on Sunday night--whoops, I guess I have created something.

All that to say, I'm hoping in December--when things have slowed down just a bit, I will return with vigor to my blog... but for now, I guess everybody is trying not to pile on the pounds before Thanksgiving anyway.

The next time you "see" me I might be many pounds heavier.