My OB appointment went well this morning! I gagged down the “orange drink” and passed the glucose test. Woohoo- bring on the desserts! Er, I guess, continue with the desserts…
Anyway, baby sounds good! She was kicking away while we were trying to hear her heartbeat on the doppler. We get another sonogram at the next appointment. Love those.
I’m trying to sneak more veggies into my diet. Fruits are easy; veggies, not so much. Luckily I remembered this awesome recipe for a raw salad-type mixture. It’s actually perfect for breakfast, but I made it for a snack today. It’s just really sweet and fresh, and it comes together quickly if you have a mini-prep… I added chia seeds and a few almonds on top.
Spinach, carrots, apples, pineapple, coconut, almonds.
Not to brag, but dinner tonight was pretty awesome. Made another batch of roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and apples. Last time I forgot to drizzle on the red wine vinegar- it definitely makes a difference. ALSO, instead of cooking the bacon, then adding the brussels sprouts, then the apples, I just tossed the sprouts and bacon in the oven at the same time (425… which I think was adjusted to 400 on my convection setting), cooked for 15 minutes, added the apple and cooked for another 10.
I like my sprouts pretty charred- if you don’t, just don’t cook them as long
We also had slow cooker pork tenderloin (recipe here). I followed the recipe exactly but also tossed in a couple handfuls of baby carrots and a quartered onion.
OMG, so tender and flavorful! I’ve made this before but it was so much better this time. I think the tenderloin was a little smaller, which kept the top moist. The juices are pretty amazing over mashed potatoes.
Holy moly, I don’t know what got into Jack today. He was like a little demon child. First I caught him throwing magnets at Chloe, then trying to feed her crayons (that, in all fairness, she WAS eating). Finally I found him coloring on our kitchen stool and told him to stop that.
“No, YOU stop that.”
<Insert time out here.>
Oh, and then he may have tried to stab Brian with a fork during dinner as Bri was attempting to feed him a carrot. Because that’s a fun lesson to teach your 2 year old: Why We Do Not Stab Others.
Or Feed Them Crayons.
OR Throw Magnets.
Is there a book for this? No? Super.