Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nothing to Report, Except Some Recipes

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.
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!)


  1. Hi Patty, thanks for commenting on my blog! Best wishes with baby #3! I look forward to getting to know you via this blog! In Christ, Elizabeth

  2. The pasta and peas recipe sounds YUMMY and oh so very easy! I plan to give it a try sometime this fast. And, my prayers that your baby arrives soon! --Donna (from PA, and Facebook lol)

  3. The shrimp stir fry is similar to what I do with a can or pouch of tuna. Stir fry a bag of frozen stirfry veggies until done, stir in a 6.4 oz. pouch of tuna, squeeze a 1/2 lemon over it and then either stir in some cooked rice, or serve it over cooked rice. Sprinkle with slivered almonds or some cashews if you wish. Dad likes this with Teriyaki sauce. (You can also add soy sauce, and/or stir fry it with a little toasted sesame oil). Love, Mom

  4. Hi Donna! How's Scranton? :)

    Thanks Mom, that sounds good too!

  5. Elizabeth, you're welcome!

  6. Scranton's great! Though humid -- but I'm enjoying the warm weather. Missing the Kishler's though!

  7. Yum, Yum!! Shrimp tacos are going to be eaten in this house very soon. Thanks for the reminder of that delicious dish.

  8. Patty, we tried your peas and pasta recipe tonight, replacing the walnuts with almonds per J's allergies. It was good, and easy. Will definitely repeat. Thanks for the recipe, and I plan to try out the tuna with fruit soon. Yum!

  9. Laura, I'm glad you liked it! We had it yesterday too. My Mom added some tuna to it, but I prefer it as it is.

    I'll tell you with the Tuna Fruity recipe, I think I'd increase the curry powder a bit——it's pretty mild as it is. But you might like it that way.


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