So I've been slacking on the food blogging lately -- but please slowly put down the acorn squash and garlic press. I've still been busy in the kitchen, trying new recipes and wowing the world with my mediocre cooking skills. I've quickly realized that
everything must taste better when 1. you don't have to pay for it and 2. you don't have to prepare it. People really aren't that picky.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and my pumpkin baby belly can't wait to be filled with blessed deliciousness. This Thanksgiving, however, I'm heading to the boyfriend's family's which apparently means no traditional foods. Yes, un-born baby Riley and
I aren't thrilled about the un-festive change of pace but we will bear on, as we always do. I rest assured knowing that this time next year, I'll have my own little family to create time-honored traditions of fighting over the last scoop of mashed potatoes
and racing to grab the most comfortable spot on the couch to sleep through boring football games while the men continue in their socially constructed displays of masculinity.
But now, my friends, please take a trip with be back to the past ... because I want to re-live the Halloween magic that was. My boyfriend, ever too cool, refused to dress up this year but, I simply had to take advantage of the fact that I am pregnant
on Halloween. This may, after all, be a once in a lifetime opportunity. So, you will see on this post my magical costume-- a pregnant cat... complete with bottle nipples... hence pregnant... It was a major sensation and I have a friend to thank for it. She
gave me permission to steal her original idea and carry on the legacy that is the pregnant cat.
On to the recipes-- here are the latest reviews I have written:
Hello, wonderful! This is my go-to comfort food favorite. Only one puzzle piece missing in this
masterpiece- VEGETABLES. I add my good friends, carrots, celery, and frozen peas. If my carrots are fresh, I pre-steam them a few minutes so they are soft (for you softies out there). I serve on mashed potatoes- not a lot, just enough to stretch the recipe
and my belly- another option is rice. I always eat two huge bowls and we never have leftovers. Trust me-- your belly wants this.
Well, this was a fabulous success OR as Tim Gunn would say, "Major WOW factor." I cooked this
easy feasty for my folks who ranted and raved about it. What a fast, simple recipe, no mess, no fuss recipe -- what more can you ask for? If you like tasting your food, you'll like tasting this. My dad said he could taste every ingredient shining in radiant
deliciousness ... well, not in those words exactly...
Well, there they are... I'll try my darndest not to put off the bloggery so long this time.
Also, quick question to you experts out there... how did you all get your cooking level rated? By having approved recipes? Also, Allrecipes.com doesn't alert you when someone comments on your posts? Bummer!