Ok, so it's a beautiful Sunday morning, and Hubby decided to go skiing, since he had some lift passes to use up. He left at an un-Godly hour this morning, and of course since my sleep is very sporadic lately on my giant nest of pillows, I was up at 6:30 with him. Sigh.
I started with the plan that I would try and re-start my sewing project, and went to Wal-mart to find the bobbin winder so perfectly presented online, to find that they do not carry it in store. I guess I have to actually go to a sewing store. Which is very intimidating. So instead I came home and did something I can actually do pretty well: make food.
It started out with me feeling pretty guilty (see Mommy Guilt) about my eating habits lately, which have been pretty atrocious, since I have been leaning towards comfort foods (read full of fat and cheesy goodness). Being preggers, I feel like maybe I should make a better effort, so I wanted to make some relatively wholesome food today.
I found a recipe for Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins and thought these would be a must. I am trying to eat more bananas, since I have this pregnancy related restless leg thingy that happens every night while watching tv, and it's driving both Hubby and me crazy. Mostly Hubby though. So apparently potassium helps with that. But I hate bananas. So I usually put them in smoothies where they are disguised by more delicious fruits. So this recipe was perfect, and it fit the wholesome bill, since they are made with whole wheat flour and applesauce and blueberries and bananas. All good. And they taste delicious too; nice and moist. Big win there.
After that, I was still pretty bored, so I thought I would make a refreshing dessert (I originally typed desert, but that would be pretty silly wouldn't it? Since when have you heard of a refreshing desert?). My mom had us over for dinner a while back and made Gordon Ramsay's Lemon Posset for dessert, so I tried it myself. Man, is it easy! And it tastes sooo delicious. I also think this sort of fits the wholesome bill, even though it's only whipping cream, sugar and lemon juice. Mostly, I think it fits because it's stopping me from eating a chocolate bar, or 10 cookies for dessert. For those of us not in Britain, "double cream" is something we don't have here...so the closest we can get is whipping cream. It works fine. Also, caster sugar is apparently just super fine sugar. The more you know.
And then I started thinking about how I wanted to make something for dinner as well, even though there are tons of leftovers in the fridge. But that's what happens when I have all of Sunday home alone. I make food. So I picked up some sole to make some graham-crusted sole. This was lacklustre at best when finished, so I won't even bother posting the recipe. And I thought I would try making risotto for the first time ever. So I tried Red Pepper Risotto. I have never tasted risotto before, but I have to say that this is my new favourite thing. Oh my gosh it was sooooo delicious. I ate like 3 servings of it, and I'm dreaming about eating it tomorrow for lunch. I think red peppers are my new favourite flavour. Also, I couldn't forgo the cheese all together today, so that probably helped endear the dish to my heart...And then I roasted some asparagus, to keep in line with the more veggies and goodness thing (and dumped some parmesan cheese on it too...I just can't stop myself!).
Anyway, it all turned out delicious (except for the average-at-best fish), and Hubby appreciated my efforts. He can't wait until I am home from work and can "make delicious food all the time". Rrrriiigghhhttt...