Despite my whiny last post, we did manage to keep entertained and have a pretty good time going to three family T-day dinners over the four day weekend.
First up was at my Auntie Deb’s on Thursday. I’m lazy and uncreative so I just made basic roasted veggies. My aunt is one of the more creative people I know though, but this story doesn’t have anything to do with food.
She told me to be ready to take pictures when I came over, because she wanted to have some to photoshop to make a “find the difference” game for my baby shower.
I said “oooo can we take totally cheezy pregnancy photos where Nathan stands behind me and puts his hand on my naked stomach and we both stare into the distance looking thoughtful?”
Our family is used to our habit of taking silly photos by now, so I didn’t expect much of a reaction, but I really wasn’t expecting her to say “or how about we take some christmas ornaments and hang them in front of your boobs?”
Here’s the result:
That’s me “staring thoughtfully into the distance” and trying really hard not to laugh.
The funniest moment of the whole night was before the photo shoot though, we were sitting around talking after dinner (talking in this crowd = wine fueled cacaphony, everyone squawking over everyone), when there was a sudden lull and my grandma turns to Nathan and says “So, Nathan, are you ready to take your pants off and put a towel over ’em?”
Hahhaaaaa…. she was referring to our earlier discussion about a partially unclothed photo session (where we talked about draping ourselves in scarves, not towels!), but to most of the people in the room the statement had absolutely no context.
Just a couple recipe experiments to wrap up the rest of T-day weekend:
Saturday we went to my cousin’s house in Red Wing and made vegan monkey bread, using the recipe from this post. Forgot to take pics of course, but we used a bundt pan and it looked just like this one:
It was fun to make and a cool presentation (I put red sprinkles on too!), but I wouldn’t normally spend so much time on something so unhealthy. It was pretty good, but I thought the dough was a little dry, Nathan thought the whole thing was incredible.
For today’s dinner I’ll direct you to a recipe I didn’t even end up making: The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole. I’ve made a bunch of stuff from her site and really trust her, read the comments and I’m sure you’ll be convinced this recipe would be great.
We just woke up too late to make it, even though we didn’t have to leave the house until 3… I guess late sleepers are late sleepers, despite pregnancy necessitated sobriety. We threw together some sauteed onions and green beans at the last minute instead, which still turned out great =).
Back to work tomorrow, bleh, but we do have our first pre-natal class tomorrow night so maybe that’ll be fun.
p.s. Yes my back/ass/right SI joint is still super sore. To the point where I wanted to get one of those motorized carts to take me around the grocery store yesterday, but I’ve started saying “at least I’m not on bedrest!” to make myself feel better…