Archive for May, 2010

You’re lucky I still like you

So that was a bust. The recipe roundup did not come through for me like I had hoped. Thanks to Amy for providing me with at least one new idea that I will be trying after our next trip to the farmer’s market. In the meantime, I am feeling forgiving this morning and thought I’d let you in on a secret yummy muffin recipe. Emma and I have been eating a TON of strawberries lately. Fresh from the farmer’s market strawberries are really hard to beat and we’ve been flying through them. I pulled the remains out of the fridge this morning trying to decide what to do with the slightly bruised ones on the bottom and remembered a recipe I haven’t made in a while. Perfect for such a time as this! So folks, may I present to you . . .

Melt In Your Mouth Strawberry Muffins

1 c flour

1 c whole wheat flour

1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1 c organic yogurt

1/4 c melted butter, cooled

1 tsp vanilla

1 c chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 375. In bowl, mix flours, sugar and baking soda. In another bowl mix egss, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Toss strawberries in flour mixture. Then add yogurt mixture and stir just until combined. Spoon batter into greased muffin tin and bake for  20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

As Emma would say, “Mmm, mmm, goooed!”

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Recipe Roundup

I’m in a funk folks. A food funk, at least. The last thing I’ve wanted to do lately is cook, and this coming from someone who loves to cook 😦 I’m blaming half of it on pregnancy and the other half on that fact that Jacob and I seem to be running in opposite directions most evenings of the week. So help a girl out please! I need some new, easy, weeknight recipes. Leave a comment with your ideas!!

In the meantime, I’ll share one of my favorite summertime meals with you:

Mediterranean Couscous (I’m typing this from memory so . . .)

1 box pine nut Far East couscous

1 1/4 c chicken broth

1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1/4 c feta cheese

freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste

1/2 c halved grape tomatoes

cooked chopped chicken

Heat chicken broth and seasoning packet from couscous in the microwave until boiling. In a large heatproof bowl, combine couscous and boiling broth. Cover bowl and let stand for five minutes. After couscous has absorbed all the liquid, fluff it with a fork and add remaining ingredients. And that’s it. Delicious served with a good salad and some crusty bread. Good for you too!

Sneak Peek

That’s right. I’ve hit my third trimester, and along with the full-time heartburn and return of the sleepies, I am suddenly feeling the urgency to get the kiddo’s rooms squared away. “Kiddos.” Wow, we are soon to have multiples! And it’s the multiples thing that’s making it a little harder this time around. When you’re pregnant with your first child, you have the freedom to run around making plans. It’s easy to store hop and spend an entire Saturday getting ideas. Not quite as easy when you have a toddler in tow. Not to mention TWO rooms to decorate! So I’ve resorted to spending endless hours in the evenings looking for the perfect bedding online. And were I able (or even wanted to) spend $300-$500 a pop, I could have had this decided some time ago. But I’ve had it in my head that I wanted to make a quilt and bed skirt for Emma using scraps from an awesome old coverlet I found at a flea market a few months ago. This prompted the search for the perfect coordinating fabrics. Of course, if I’m going to make Emma’s bedding, I would have to make something for Winn, and just like that, hours of my life have disappeared searching Fabricworm and the likes. Thank goodness that has all ended because I just bought a fabric bundle that I LOVE for Emma’s room and will be doing the same for Winn’s shortly. You’ll have to wait a bit to see the finished products, but here’s a sneak peek…

For Emma ...

For Winn ...

And again ...