Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's Cookin' Wednesday

Before I get to my recipe for this week, how about I update you a little on Fetus XX/XY?

Fetus XX/XY is swimming comfortably in my wombgarden. I can feel his/her little nudges now. The doctor says my uterus has reached my belly button (just in case you were wondering where my uterus is these days.) The heartbeat was 145 beats a minute, which means the baby is a boy or a girl, according to Downstairs Doc. He's such a smart alec!

Despite my rigorous exercise regimen, I gained a whopping 7 pounds of baby love last month. I think that might have been due to the second dinner I added to my daily menu of breakfast, snack, lunch #1, lunch #2, dinner, and snack. I've been seriously hungry! Since I lost a pound at last my visit, my grand total weight gain so far is 6 pounds. (Plus a few pounds I gained before my first doctor's appointment - but that's between me and big, fat bum. Shhhh.) One day I did step aerobics and then a pregnancy workout tape cause I felt so guilty about over-indulging. That night my back hurt so badly I almost couldn't walk upright. I've cut down to one workout tape a day and all is well.

And that's your preggo update for today.

How about a delicious, whole grain, your-bum-will-love-you, summer salad recipe??

Greek Pasta Salad

2/3 of a 12 oz. package of whole wheat salad rotini
1 medium cucumber, coarsely chopped
1/4 lb. (4 oz.) feta cheese, crumbled (I used reduced fat)
1/2 cup ripe, pitted olives, halved
1/2 cup sliced green onions (I skipped cause I hate green onions)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon dehydrated parsley flakes
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2-3 tomatoes, cut into wedges

Prepare rotini according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water, and drain thoroughly again. Combine rotini, cucumber, fata cheese, olives, and onions. Blend together with oil, vinegar, parsley, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; pour over rotini and toss gently to blend. Chill several hours. Garnish with tomato wedges before serving. Makes approximately 5 cups.

I serve this with grilled chicken breast for a perfect spring/summer meal.

And, of course, some music to celebrate all that junk,
the new 7 pounds of junk inside my trunk . . .
The part where they sing about milky, milky cocoa puffs makes me hungry. ha!

C'mon, open up your windows, blast "My Humps", dance around your kitchen, and make your neighbors wish they were cooking at your house.

I seriously think this song has the most inappropriately hysterical lyrics ever!!!!
Imagine the writer of this song, "Hey mom, I wrote a song that's gonna be on the radio. It's called My Humps. Wanna hear the words? You would be so proud of me."
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
It is so terrible but I can't help but dance to it!


Fiauna said...

Okaaaaaay. Can you believe I've never heard that song before. Well, maybe you can believe it, because I'll admit I'm a nerd. The salad sound Yummmmmmy, though.

Our Family said...

Oh my goodness how exciting for you hee hee. I bet your daughter is so excited to be a big sister. Praying for success for your hubby in the job search. I believe God has big plans for your family.

I remember when I was pregnant with Emma and I would do the routine weigh in (which I hated) I would stand on the scale backwards and tell the nurse to leave it a mystery.

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

I tried the backwards weigh-in with Megan's pregnancy and ended up over 200 pounds. Yikes! I'm determined to be healthier this time, eating more fruits, veggies, and fiber. Gonna try to keep my eyes open this time and keep the pudge in check. (as much as that is humanly possible . . . ha!)

Missy said...

I love baby humps! Take a pic and lets us see that cute little bump! I have a bump,a couple, actually! But, not a baby bump! I think it is just called fat!

sara said...

mix your milk with my cocoa puff...milky milky cocoa to dance to that song! so funny Lisa!! Oh and I'm glad your wombgarden is in check.

Sally's World said...

this song was big over here a while ago, and it was on the radio all the time...i used to turn it off...but my daughter (then 10 I think) still came home singing it....

salad sounds good and as we finally have some sunshine in deary old London...i'll try it out...

The High Family said...

I second us the BUMP! I am sure you are super cute unlike me who became a whale with both my pregnancies!

And like Fiauna, I've never heard this song before and for the record, it was not played for a dance-a-thon with Ryan... ;)