Sunday, September 9, 2012

Football and Recipes

It has been so hard to not constantly have my tiny man in my arms. I have been really good at not lifting him much. I sometimes just cant take it and swoop him up--carefully of course.
I can hold him, just not lift him, so that makes my heart a little better. The upside is that the husband is doing most of the diaper changes these days :) Silver linings.

I have my 2 week check up at the Dr. tomorrow. I am doing pretty good. the disaster that is now my stomach is healing. It is still fairly swollen though.

I have been reading a lot. Finally read several Emily Giffin books-- she wrote "Something Borrowed" that was turned big screen. Cute books. I have a couple more to read. I have been utilizing the library. I must say, I do prefer my kindle though. It would be ridiculous to buy all of these short reads IMO. Do you guys have a kindle? Do you do the borrowing thing? I need to learn about it. Tell me if you know...

Football season is here and I love that! ASU and the CARDINALS. Now-- if they aren't playing each other, I will also root for Mizzou and The Chiefs. However, when push comes to shove, let's go Arizona!

I tried out a new spinach dip today.
8oz softened cream cheese
maybe 1/4-1/3 cup each of sour cream and mayo
garlic salt to taste
chili powder--beef it up since there is so much to balance it.
can of drained artichoke hearts
a cup or so of frozen spinach
Mix. Broil till cheese is bubbly and browned. Serve. It was pretty tasty.

I haven't cooked too much lately, but did whip up these things:

Baked Rigatoni with Spinach adapted from this skinnytaste recipe.

Olive Garden's Pasta Fagioli soup adapted from a pinterest recipe I found. I only had one can of kidney beans. I didn't have any tomatoes on hand and it still was pretty good. Next time I will fully cook the pasta before adding it to the soup since it sucked most of the juices when I cooked the pasta in the actual soup. Other than that, this soup will be on a rotation for me. Was really good.

My next new thing to try is hummus. I couldn't find any of the tahini that many of the recipes call for, so I will try it with out using that little guy. Some people say that you can use PB but that it is then not real hummus. Other's say that you don't need it at all. Who knows. What I do know is that my baby loves hummus. Hummus is pricey and Maddox would eat his weight in it if we let him. Beans, olive oil and garlic are cheap. Mama will try this way.

Am thinking about what to do for Halloween. Trick or Treating kind of scares me. I watch too much television. I know there are some good places. I will ask around at the mama group. Which brings me to his costume.... Good Lord. What a task. Your child's (first) Halloween costume! Plus I kind of am toying with the idea of a family theme... Geeky? Maaaaybe.

Gotta go. The Cards are playing.