Posted in: Recipe Roundup– April 24, 2012
Rachel woke up Saturday morning with vertigo, and still hasn’t quite shaken it. She pretty much was forced to lay down all weekend and not do a thing, which might sound nice but isn’t. Any time she sat up for longer than a few minutes she got nauseous from dizziness and had to lay back down again.
With my wife unable to do a thing but recline on the couch I did what any good husband should do: I took care of Baby Boy, cleaned up and vacuumed the house, and kept Baby Boy (and Rachel when she felt like it) well fed with home cooked meals.
We have a new recipe to share with you, my Great Grandmothers Biscotti, which my Mom has been baking for as long as I can remember. But because my photographer and better half is under the weather we’ll save that post for later and instead share with you some of the things I cooked this weekend.
First up is breakfast. Everyone knows when you aren’t feeling good a good breakfast can go a long way. Rachel had occasional bouts of nausea, so I made these Club Soda Waffles for me and Baby Boy and made extra for Rachel to pick on throughout the morning.
These waffles are amazing fresh, but they also can be frozen (or kept in the fridge for a day) and reheated in the toaster for enjoyment any time. I froze a batch and the next morning Rachel was able to enjoy them with the nausea temporarily gone.
Ok, I didn’t make this per se. Instead I made Rachel a BLT on fresh sourdough bread. TWO BLTs actually, different days. But whether Bruschetta or a BLT, sometimes a nice tomato sandwich can really hit the spot, right? (Especially one with Bacon!)
Saturday was beautiful. Baby Boy and I went on multiple walks around town, partly to give Rachel some peace and quiet, and partly because Baby Boy loves being outside. Someone must have been grilling burgers for lunch, because I smelt charcoal and was in the mood for some grilling for dinner.
I made ribs, which we haven’t had since last summer, and man were they good. The secret to fall apart ribs is baking them in the oven for a good long time first before throwing on the grill.
Sunday the weather was dreary and rainy; good comfort food weather. Baby Boy and I ventured out food shopping for the second time that weekend for Beef Stroganoff supplies. I let the meat marinate a few hours before cooking and finishing the dish.
Bay Boy wasn’t feeling himself either in the afternoon, waking up from his nap a bit cranky. Two of his upper teeth are breaking through and I think that had him not feeling so great. Either that or sympathy pains for his Mommy. In any event, cooking and keeping him happy was a challenge, but somehow dinner ended up on the table in time and everyone was happy (Though bed time still came early for all!)
After Baby Boy was in bed and Rachel was “relaxing” on the couch, I needed my chocolate fix. I certainly didn’t have the energy or desire to whip up a batch of fresh cookies – thankfully I had frozen a couple of S’mores Cookie dough balls, so I just pulled out 3 and threw them in the oven for my chocolate dessert fix. Seriously, frozen cookie dough is the greatest idea ever. Can’t believe I only just started doing it.
Well, that was our weekend in cooking and baking. Rachel still isn’t feeling better but little by little she’ll get there. In the mean time Baby Boy is giving her lots of hugs, and I’m doing my best to keep her well fed.
What have you been cooking lately?