Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh! Hello!

I'm still here! Still pregnant! Only 6 days left until my official due date, so really any day now we will meet our sweet little one. I've been busy...

a little holiday baking....
a little washing....
finishing up a swap-project for a sweet lady in my quilt guild....
And to be honest, I feel a little like this squirrel in his desperate
foraging for his winter food supply...

...because I'm seriously nesting in the kitchen this time! A dear friend came over last week to help me get a few meals in the freezer for after the babe comes or when I return to work. To say that got the ball rolling is an understatement! To date I have:

2 meals of enchiladas- mom's recipe
8 -10 chicken curry pineapple wraps for quick lunches
3 beef vegetable soups, mostly prepped
12 Individual Meat Loaves- Ina Garten's recipe
3 meals marinated chicken thighs
2 sausage stratas, mostly prepped
2-3 quart bags of spaghetti sauce
3 meals of frozen stuffed pasta shells
18 brown sugar oatmeal packets

I've also made...
3 loaves Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for gifts and eating. (We go through this like bananas are going to stop showing up in the grocery store!)

2 batches of homemade cocoa mix for gifts and late night cravings :) (what's up with the text size changes?)

And my favorite.....

Homemade Marshmallows! So yummy and so easy! And they make great, simple gifts!

...and I have to admit, there are a few more things I want to make while there is still time, if there is still time.

Am I CRAZY?!!!!
Bless Brian for putting up with my late evening kitchen marathons!

So, that is where I have been.

What have you been up to?


Kate said...

Busy lady! Glad I could help you get the ball rolling. And I will tell you again, that I LOVE your quilting project. Your picture doesn't begin to do it justice!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

I can only imagine how much nesting must be going on over there :)! So glad you got some meals made for after the baby. Hoping to see you tomorrow night, but also hoping the baby comes :)! Try to get some rest!

jenny said...

Look at you...the new blog header, your gorgeous profile pic, your fabulous nesting and cooking efforts, and that quilt is beyond impressive and beautiful!!! So glad these few weeks before the baby arrives have been productive for you! Now prop up your feet, and read a book or drink some hot cocoa before that sweet little one arrives!

grami said...

I am visiting through In Stitches where you were posted as a 'winner'! Congrats!!!

And, congrats on the soon to arrive new little one. You sure have accomplished alot during your nesting time.

As mom to 3 girls and grami to 15 and 1 great grandchild, I am familiar with this stage. :)

I will check again when not so rushed.

Jenn said...

Love the new header. Hoping that little one comes soon! And that is one determined squirrel! Looks like you have a lot in common with him right now! ;)

Wendy B said...

Now that's what I call nesting!
Congratulations on your win on Holly Jolly Bingo...I'm sure you'll make good use of that fabric.
Food courtesy of Ina're set!!!! Best wishes for the new baby... love the quilt.
Rest up and Chrissy blessings and warm sugary hugs
WendyB :O) said...

I can't believe it is so close! I can't wait to meet the new little one! :)

I was also super excited to see the Curry Chicken Wraps on your list. Please make sure I am on the "bring food to you" list after the baby is born. :)

Amber said...

the marshmallows are AMAZING!!! had them tonight with my delicious cocoa. i don't even usually like them that much, but these i love! never buying them from the store again. you've converted me. :)