Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cooking


Cooking, cooking....how LONG TILL THIS BUN IS DONE?!?!!

Sorry, I'm kind of completely insane these days. Tonight's the full moon, right?? So....lots of ladies have their babies on the full moon. I'm sure it even works on ladies who by all historical records have another MONTH before any chance a trip to the hospital.

Sigh :)

But, I've been keeping busy cooking other things, too! I'm lucky enough to have a good friend with good kitchen skills, similar taste in food, and a daughter Mimi's age (her Ernie-aged daughter is in school during the days, much to Ernie's chagrin.) We've had a few cooking sessions, and the chest freezer is bursting at the seams!


  • A double batch of spinach and feta turnovers made about 20 for each of us.  I made these before Mimi's birth as well, HUGE hit with the husband!
  • A double batch of my favorite gyoza/potsticker recipe made about 80 for each of us (and cleaned the local grocery store of its entire stock of round dumpling wrappers)
  • A quadruple batch of my favorite biscuits, and we each have about 35 biscuits cut and frozen away for a soup night. (And can I say, I make a good biscuit?? Try the recipe!)
  • A triple batch of butternut gnocchi gave us each two trays full (and we ran out of time and tray space to make the potato/ricotta gnocchi- those are still to come!)


All those things, plus gallon bags of sloppy joe mix, beans, chili, and soup. Oh, and about 20 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese, plus mozzarella and parmesan. Add another 40 or so pounds of chicken breasts in various whole, cubes, strips, and cooked/diced variations. Yes. We shall eat well!

PS- Wonder Daddy says I was photo bombed by the hippo.  What do you think?
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9 comments:

Catherine Anne said...

Beautiful!

Aunt LoLo said...

On the freezer situation: Om nom nom

On the hippo situation: Om nom nom

;-)

Elizabeth said...

Wow, you stood on your feet to do all of that! You are an Amazon Woman! It will be so helpful when you are too tired with baby to cook.

When are you due? Isn't it imminent? I know you've told me, but I have a middle-age brain and it doesn't hang on to dates well.

Your husband is funny, but you don't look like a hippo. You do look like your baby has dropped. What do you think?

Well, I'm thinking about you and pulling for a quick delivery!

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Teresa said...

Wow you are "food" ready.
Hope you get your wish and have that little one soon...it's always hard the last few days.
Hugs

Alexandra said...

My eye did drift to the hippo. ;)

I can feel your pain! I remember those last days of pregnancy like it was yesterday. When it gets to this point, it seems mom is always ready before baby is. Isn't it amazing how we can carry around a baby like that. He looks mighty cozy in there with mommy, but I hope he makes an appearance sooner rather than later, for your sake.

Su said...

Aww, look at that round tummy :)

And uh, you are pretty amazing with all that cooking!

What I Did Today said...

Wow! You are one organized momma! Jealous! Why can't I be more like that, even when I'm NOT preggo? **laugh** I'm gotta a friend who was due on the 18th and she was looking longingly at the moon too. Haha!

Anna said...

You are making me realize I realy NEED a chest freezer! Must get one before summer and berry picking season comes.

Bobbi Lewin said...

WOW!! You're PREGNANT!! :)