Saturday, November 28, 2009

cool days = warm drinks

I love curling up with a good book and a warm drink that's been topped with some milk foam. I've never been a fan of whipped cream and last year I found a milk frother on sale...tadaa! Skim milk goes in the microwave then gets frothed and a regular drink gets fancy. I don't know what it is but it seems to taste better when it looks like this, or maybe it's just pregnancy talking.

If you've never tried a London Fog I highly recommend it!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

less than 2 weeks to go

How far along?: 38 weeks
Total weight gain: 32 lbs
How big is baby?: 20 " and 6.5 lbs
Maternity clothes?: absolutely
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side and a few low on my belly that have appeared over the last week
Sleep?: okay with my beloved body pillow in our comfy bed but getting less and less comfortable
Best moment this week? sushi dinner date with Nat
Movement?: Hiccups and a bum poking out quite often, and little hands tickling my side.
Food cravings?: Fruit, yogurt, and milk. mmm smoothies
Labor signs?: some braxton hicks
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Being able to sit comfortably for any length of time
What I'm looking forward to: finishing getting the house organized
Milestone: baby getting lower

Friday, November 20, 2009

S'more Cookies

1 cup margerine softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1&1/3 cup flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs or 16 crackers crushed
1/8 tsp salt
mini marshmallows or large ones quartered
2/3 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbsp peanut butter

Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl beat marg. and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beat. Add flour, cracker crumbs & salt, beat until stiff dough forms. Put heaping tsp of dough on ungreased cookie sheet and indent each with a thumb print. Bake 10-12 mins.
Put 2 mini marshmallows on each or a quarter of a big one, bake for 2-3 mins more.
Meanwhile melt chocolate chips (and I added peanut butter which wasn't called for in the original recipe but was delicious), dollop on cookies as they emerge from the oven.

I made these the other night thanks to my sister for giving me the recipe, great for those times when a campfire just isn't possible :)

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