A Pregnancy Menu Plan Monday

I haven't been cooking much. Bless Paul and Nora for being willing to eat oatmeal for two or three meals a day. Here are a few ideas for what I've served because they require very little of my time and have a mild smell.

I actually set out the pots and non-perishable ingredients at lunch time (down to filling the pot with water and measuring out the cornmeal) when I felt my best so I don't have to think as much about dinner.

  • Polenta and Asparagus. OK, actually, the asparagus was a bad idea. I love it, but it had a strong smell which made me a little sick when it was all said and done.
  • Baked potatoes (sweet or white)--in the oven, salad or veggie sticks (whatever is easiest to chop).
  • Pasta with jarred sauce. A neighbor shared a great jar with me that had zucchini, summer squash, and eggplant in it. With the extra veggies, you can feel less like a bad mommy for not serving more veggies.
  • Grits and eggs and fruit of the moment. The ultimate comfort food for me. And I'm lucky to have been able to find good strawberries and pineapples out of season.
  • Vegetarian BLT with Morningstar Farm Stipples. Peanut butter and banana smoothies.

Throughout these last few months, I've really wondered what my great-grandmother and additional relatives used to do when their every craving could not be satisfied.

Meanwhile, I'm glad it's warmed up because frozen lime popsicles have been a lifesaver.