Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

What I’ve been up to

by heather

 I swear I have a dozen blog posts bouncing around in my head, but not enough time to write them. That is, time where I’m in the ‘writing zone’ plus had enough sleep plus have 2 hands free. I’ve written a couple in a state of sleep deprivation and come back to proofread them and I’m not quite sure what I was trying to say, so we’ll get back to those. So I’ll just summarize what I’ve been doing in list form, because Heather is all about the lists. :)

  1. Feeding the baby- She gained 3 pounds in 4 weeks. I spend a lot of time feeding the baby.
  2. Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas- I found this recipe on Skinny Bovine’s Kitchen. I left out the corn, and added 2 tomatoes, 1& 1/2 medium carrots, one Hatch chile and doubled the chipotle (and left in the seeds cause I’m lazy). It was so yummy. Unfortunately baby couldn’t handle the spiciness, and the two times I ate it as soon as I fed her she projectile vomited on me. But if you aren’t breast-feeding I highly recommend it.
  3. Started reading How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. In the introduction he says that he tries to run his pantry dry at least once a year. I thought, I need to do that. So I have been trying to plan all meals around what I have in my pantry. In addition to rotating things, it just makes it easier to organize when I give myself a little space. And in the next few months I know there will be many sales on non-perishable items and I need to make room.
  4. In my efforts to clean out the pantry I made Peaches and Cream Oven French Toast, using canned peaches, evaporated milk and powdered eggs. It was pretty yummy and all members of my family or at least those with teeth ate some (Cue angelic chorus). However, I’m pretty sure that I could come up with a healthier version that is just as yummy.
  5. Dealing with reflux- A new development in just the past week. I’ve determined that baby can’t handle it when I eat anything remotely spicy, but it seemed like cutting that out wasn’t enough. No, no- there is a huge list of things that I have to cut out. And since I have it has made a huge difference. She’s happier and sleeps longer through the night. The problem is when I got out beans, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, it makes it hard to find anything to eat, let alone anything vegetarian. (And I had gone weeks without eating meat and was feeling fine!) I may need to go back to being a carnivore for baby’s benefit for awhile.
  6. Enjoying my oh-so-adorable children who are probably the only people whom I would tolerate such shenanigans from.

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