Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Six years ago, I had the best Valentine's Day surprise ever! My little girl was born. The reason it was such a surprise was because she was nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. On top of that, she was almost born in the car! In a matter of hours, Sleek and I went from thinking we had a few more weeks before the baby came, to holding her in our arms. I had one of those fast, painless labors that women hate me for. I wouldn't change a thing about it. She was healthy, and I was like: "Wow! That wasn't bad at all!" It was the best Valentine's Day ever!

I haven't done too much cooking this week, as Sleek has been working late again. I just can't stand making a big meal and sitting down to eat it all by myself. Monday night, I made some really good veggie burritos with a sour-cream sauce. For the filling, I sauteed some carrots, onion, red pepper and broccoli. I added some black beans too. I seasoned it with the same taco seasoning I used for the veggie tacos. For the sour-cream sauce, I used about a cup of "Lite" sour-cream, some no-chicken broth, and a can of green chiles. It was really good, but didn't have the super-smooth texture I was hoping for. Maybe because I used "Lite" sour cream? I served them with a side of Mexican-style rice, which is brown rice cooked and tossed in a pan with sauteed onion, garlic and a can of diced tomatoes. Throw in some Chili powder and cumin for flavor.


Last night, I made some pasta pomodoro and roasted asparagus. I was worn out from making so many heart sugar-cookies for Annelies's V-day party at school, so I kept it simple. The heart cookies came out looking so good! I hope the kids like them.

I think I've listened to The Water about 10 more times since my last post. I'm still loving it like crazy, but I've also been listening to The Avett Brothers, and that album is just out-of-control as well.

7 comments:

olives and more said...

Those cookies look awesome! Happy B-day to your little Ms. I also made some sugar cookies the other day, but they definitely didn't look as good as yours. I ended up eating about 5 the night I made them and about 15 yesterday. I gave the rest to Jeremy...I had to get them out of the house! Penelope didn't even want any. The only reson I made them was so the kids would have memories of me baking cookies from scratch around holidays when they got older...

The Dalai Mama said...

Well, sorry about loading you up with a dozen more!

carrie said...

Oh how I wish my babies would have come 3 weeks early. My first was born at exactly 40 weeks, my second was born at 42 weeks. My kiddos have liked tormenting me, even from the womb!!

Happy birthday to your little girl!! The cookies look awesome.

The Dalai Mama said...

Carrie: Ugh! I don't know how women can manage staying pregnant that long. After my little girl coming nearly three weeks early, it was difficult when my son came at 39 weeks! I thought he was never coming out!

Rebecca Burch said...

How cool! And what a Valentine's present! :)

Isaac was born the day before my birthday, so he was my 1996 birthday present.

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

Pretty wicked Valentine's Day present if you ask me. My present this year was 8 hours of overtime. Hopefully next year, I'll have a livable schedule.

Oh, and somehow I don't believe any delivery can have a "oh, that wasn't so bad" response from a mother. I just watched a Youtube video of a water birth because I'm going to be at the home delivery of my best friends baby. Holy hell. Kudos to all mothers out there.

The Dalai Mama said...

becky: Cool! I bet that was a great birthday.

IF: Oh, the birth will be very cool. I would probably go with a homebirth if I had another one. (Which I'm definitely not!) I think I made it look too easy, and because of that people seemed to think I didn't need much help later on. That kind of sucked.