Alright, it's been a while.
It's just that, by the time mid-November rolled around, I found myself steadfastly avoiding the kitchen. I couldn't look at a carrot without wanting to hurl.
The smell of cooking onions? Shoot me now.
Apparently that's what happens when you get pregnant - you lose your ability to do the thing you love the most.
Now that I'm happily into the second trimester and the constant nausea is a thing of the past, I can kind of look back on that stretch of food rejection with some humour.
I mean, there was a week there when I pretty much lived off of cheese slices and jujubes.
Let me repeat that.
Those aren't even real foods. And the worst part of that week? When I went to the grocery store (and almost threw up in the dairy aisle), I walked out with 4 different processed cheese products. I haven't bought that nonsense in years. YEARS.
Babies make you crazy, I tell you.
Three weeks ago, I entered into what I'll call the "hot sauce phase". For the record, I've never liked spicy food. All of a sudden, I was licking buffalo wing sauce from the spoon.
And the pommelo Kat brought over for Chinese New Year? Totally made me gag.
So, it's a new day for my taste buds. I really don't know where they're going to bring me next.
I am back cooking now, so I hope to update here regularly again. To tide you over, here's a little something my husband wrote as our weekly menu:
Anyone know what foie gratitiude might be?
The Strawberry Oops interested me though... so I threw these together that night:
The frosting did, in fact, turn out wrong! It was supposed to be a strawberry buttercream, but I made some awkward substitutions and was headed down the path to disaster (Oops!) when I remember the whipped cream in the fridge, so it all worked out in the end.