Saturday, April 28, 2012

Food from friends

Since we brought Sam home, we've been inundated with delicious food.  Honeybaked ham and turkey breast from Nick's work, homemade sauce from my father in law and good friend, delicious casserole and fruit salad from a friend, bacon pasta and chocolate covered strawberries from Nick's aunt.  We even got a Panera gift card from friends- a virtual casserole dish, indeed!

We've been spoiled, but I'm ready to start getting back in the kitchen.  Even though I'm not getting a lot of sleep, I've been trying hard to maintain some sense of normalcy.  The house is (mostly) dog-hair free due to frequent vacuuming and I do at least one load of laundry a day.

Today my mother in law discovered that Sam loves his swing so I foresee some more time to get into the kitchen.

Here are some recipes I can't wait to try...

Veggie Pot Pie with Black Pepper Biscuits

Whole Grain Strawberry Pop Tart Scones

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

And maybe a few from one of new cookbooks, Giada De Laurentiis's Everyday Pasta

To get myself back into the cooking spirit, I've been reading Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson.  I love these books- nothing like a caterer/sleuth to keep this cook entertained!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Remember that time...

When our son came 4 weeks early?

Samuel came to see us April 9 at 8:35 am.  He weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 oz.- not too bad for a month early!  He was in perfect shape- didn't need oxygen or time in the nursery at all.  Guess he was just done cooking.

I think I can say with certainty that he is the best thing I've ever baked.