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Items of note

Posted by Jeanne on November 16, 2011

I’m pregnant.  We’re expecting a baby in March 2012 – I’ve been waiting for some kind of perfect moment to talk about it, but really, that moment may never arrive.  And also that’s a big part of why I haven’t been posting very much, and why I’ve missed several Daring Cook’s challenges in the past few months.

We are very excited, although I can’t say Nettie is very interested at all.

22 weeks.  This is the night of the yoga class when I realized I really should not be in a traditional yoga class any more.  So much bending…


Thanksgiving is coming!  I can’t wait.  This is our tentative menu – I think we have 12 people:

Turkey – cider brine

Giblet gravy

Cranberry-orange chutney

Butternut squash & parm bread pudding

Mashed root veg

Roasted brussels sprouts

Carrot soup with roast squash seeds & lemon oil

Also, my sister’s boyfriend Andy has been threatening to make a bacon pig.  I really hope this happens.


Until Thanksgiving, we’re eating:

Shrimp & sausage gumbo with brown rice

Oven “fried” fish sandwiches + baked sweet potato fries

Homemade pizza

Butternut squash & parmesan bread pudding

Baked potato soup

Ratatouille (freezer) + mashed potatoes

Butternut squash & greens (kale, mustard, chard) lasagna

Beef & Guinness stew

Green chile chicken enchiladas

Pasta with meatballs & red sauce

Chicken saag + rice and frozen naan

Thai red curry shrimp & veggies + jasmine rice

Soup & sandwiches/quesadillas


Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone!

6 Responses to “Items of note”

  1. Claire said

    Congrats on your baby news! I’m pregnant, too! Also due in March 2012! I’m almost 21 weeks. Yay for babies and turkey in their respective ovens.

  2. Wow wow wow! What fantastic news! Mazel tov, Jeanne.

  3. Congrats! (and your menus sound great, too)

  4. Brooke said

    Just saw this…so many congratulations!! And looks like we are due about the same time! xox

  5. stellacarolyn said

    mazel tov! My daughter was born in March- it’s a great time to have a baby.

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