To top it all off, we're getting about 100 more cable channels tomorrow

It has been an incredibly busy past few days, including my mom and sister coming to visit (and going out for yummy, yummy Indian food), finally starting work on the blanket I'm crocheting for the baby, work, work, work, and finally, today, my glucose screening test and first Rhogam injection. I took the day off of work today in case the "glucola" made me feel nauseous or exhausted. Aaron took the day off due to the injection as I have had reactions to vaccinations in the past and he was worried about me.

Everything turned out fine (so far - I won't have the results of the tests for a while), except for a stunningly fast blood sugar drop at about noon (after drinking the glucola at 9:30) that left me shaking and ravenously hungry. So I wolfed down my lunch, a piece of banana bread, and then a piece of gooey butter cake in order to satiate my need for food. It was pretty crazy; I haven't been that desperately hungry for quite a while.

Following the large meal I was suddenly exhausted, so Aaron and I laid down for a 2-hour nap, which was wonderful. We were pretty excited about having the day together with not too much to do. We also watched Martha Stewart and Ellen, neither of which Aaron had seen before, and he was pretty entertained by both. We're still sitting around just enjoying each other's company and not worrying too much about anything but that.

Since my mom and sister were here Sunday and Monday, I didn't get to my usual Monday Meal Planning Post. Sorry about that! But I do have two delicious meals to share.

First: Pot Roast. I've been craving pot roast lately, and so I went searching for a pot roast recipe that could prepared in the crock pot so I could make it on a work day. I found one, bought the ingredients, and then didn't make it until Sunday so my reason for needing it to be a crock pot recipe was moot, but I don't mind too much, because it was DELICIOUS. We added a few crushed cloves of garlic and browned the onions, then used half of the water to loosen the brown bits left over from browning the beef and onions (and added a little more water because a lot of what I added to the pan evaporated). Served with some fresh baked rolls, this is a homey meal that is the very definition of comfort food for me.

Second: Risotto. I had some Arborio rice sitting in the cupboard, and ran across this recipe for Risotto with Tomatoes and Sausage last week at We Are Not Martha and decided that it looked like it was worth a try. Plus, Aaron demanded that the next time I make risotto it was more meal-like than the apparently too-side-dish-like risotto I made the last time. This recipe definitely fits that requirement, and is a meal in a bowl. Very delectable.

Aaand...with that I'm out. I'm still pretty tired, and I want to spend the rest of the evening cuddling with my husband (and probably doing a little more work on the baby blanket). Belly pictures won't be posted until tomorrow night, at the earliest. We're really working on taking it easy this week.


Cassie said...
February 27, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Thanks for sharing your reaction to the disgusting-looking glucose drink. I have my screening in a week so I'll be sure to have lots of snacks on hand in expectation of a crazy blood sugar drop!

Isn't it great to just sit around and do nothing with your hubby?

We Are Not Martha said...
February 27, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Yay, I'm glad you tried and enjoyed the risotto!

Your day sounds like it was fabulous :)


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L Sass said...
February 28, 2008 at 10:57 AM

I've been wanting to try that risotto, too. I'm a sucker for anything featuring sausage! :)

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