Other than increasingly uncomfortable nights, there is little change here. A couple of things going on with my body might mean that labor is in sight, but I won't get too graphic here. Of course, my doctor says they really don't indicate a time frame, but it keeps me going. Trying to will myself into labor this morning (I might have had a light contraction or two) did not work.
So instead of baby updates, I'll add some links to some of my favorite recipes from our Summer Fasting Menu.
- Fish (or Shrimp) Tacos ~ I'm replacing the shrimp with some kind of white fish, since I already have a couple of shrimp dishes on the menu.
- Dumplings with Soy Slaw ~ This one is a serious favorite of mine. And so summery.
To finish sharing the dinners on our menu, here are the final three:
The Shrimp Stir Fry night is just combining a bag of precooked shrimp with a bag or two of stir fry veggies, and either throwing together a sauce yourself (I like to mix rice or cider vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and sesame oil to taste) or using some kind of prepared sauce (either a bottle or something that came with the veggies). This is my Errand Day easy meal.
The next recipe comes from a cookbook my Mom gave me in college, The Kitchenless Cookbook, by Suanne Beverly. I've changed it a bit, so I think I can offer it here in my own format. I love this stuff. I eat it right out of the bowl.
Finally, I created this recipe from the contents of the pantry in the home of one of the families we house-sat for last summer as we were moving back to Chicago. It turned out amazing—probably due to the amount of olive oil I used. It might be improved with fresh parsley. I used tubetti in my initial creation, but I recently bought shells, because those will catch the peas and walnut pieces well. I'm making myself hungry....
Now, to see if I get through a week of using this menu before Baby arrives and my Mom takes over my kitchen! (Thank you, Mom!)