I was complaining (whining really) over the weekend that it felt like the little man was trying to "make more room in there" for a growth spurt and I think I was right! Besides the fact that clothes that fit last week no longer fit, he is really rocking and rolling in there! Last night before going to sleep he was really hunching/kicking really hard, harder than I have ever felt! And he continued it all...night...long! Even as I type, he's in there practicing to be an MMA fighter I think! I'm thinking tomorrow will be a "quieter" day though since he seems to be doing a lot today! Just as long as he cooperates on Friday, we have yet another ultrasound because the doctor hasn't been able to "see everything" he wants to see yet, this will make our third "anatomy scan"!
Other than baby stuff, I have had a pretty full week so far (keep in mind it's only Wednesday)! Yesterday I made another batch of dog food, this time we used Hamburger, mostly because we had bought a pound for us to eat and plans changed...we are horrible about using stuff in our freezer, so I made dog food with it instead of trying to "save" it for another day.
|Before the Rice got added!|
- 2 lbs Hamburger (I used 1 80/20 & 1 93/7, we buy leaner meat for us than we do for the dog)
- 12 cups cooked Rice
- 2/3 of a 1 lb bag Frozen Chopped Spinach
- 1-1 lb bag Frozen Green Beans (French style cause they're $0.98 a bag)
- 1-1 lb bag Fozen California Blend (Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots)
- 1 Qt Beef Broth (I use 4 cups of hot water and a heaping tablespoon of Better then Bouillon in Beef Flavor)
- 1 container Cottage Cheese (okay, it was more like 3/4 of the container, but it was going bad)
I started by making up a batch of rice in our (still new) rice cooker, it makes 6 cups of rice at a time. After that batch, I took the rice out and put in a big glass bowl to cool and let the cooker cool so I could handle it to clean it and get another batch going! After getting the second batch of rice set up, I grabbed the steamer basket that came with the rice cooker and tossed in about two-thirds of the bag of frozen Spinach, it filled the steamer basket! By the time the rice was cooked, the Spinach was perfectly steamed and all the nutrients from it had dripped into the rice (I see a few dinners for us being made this way in the near future), turning some of the rice green! After the last batch of rice was cooling (the first batch went into a ziploc and the rice and spinach went in the bowl), I got the hamburger cooking in our "dog food pot", which is a 12-Qt stock pot that I burned rice in (you remember the day my rice cooker died and I got to talk to the alarm company because I set off the smoke detector, right?)...most of the black is gone from it, but we weren't using it for anything else and this way, I can add doggie supplements (when we have them) without worrying if I have them all scrubbed out before I cook for the humans in the house. I didn't bother adding any oils this time, the meat had plenty of fats in it!
|Rosie follows me when I'm cooking Dog Food!|
This batch gave us 13.5 servings (or 6.5 days of food and a little "taster" plate for Rosie when we were done bagging, because who can resist that look on her face after hours of seeing it?
I'm not quite done with my busy day today either, I need to go do some shopping! (Twist my arm, huh?) I'm looking to get enough fabric to make two reversible/lined slings...mostly because my pre-pregnant size is between sizes on the cutting chart, but also because Garrick is squarely in the lerger size and I want him to be able to pack little man around too. Also, I found a tutorial for making a quilt out of a Jelly Roll that looks super simple and a new skill to be learned (quilting) at the same time! Then there's the "cover the window on the door" project that I still need to get some magnets for, groceries to buy, and baby stuff to ogle!