There are a list of foods that are still off limits for me because of pregnancy. My aversions to peanut butter and smoothies are still going strong even though I haven’t been pregnant in 4 months. I used to LOVE peanut butter. Now the thought of it makes my stomach turn….same with smoothies. Oatmeal used to be on the list, but I’m just starting to come around to the idea of it.
On the opposite end of the spectrum I was obsessed with soup the entire 9 months. I ate it even in the summer months. Egg drop soup and brown rice was my first trimester staple. So strange. Now 4 months later, I still love soup (always have and always will I’m sure) but this love is slightly more.
Last night I was sitting on the floor in the kitchen with Liv wondering what to cook. This was post random cobb salad I decided to make because Janetha posted one on her blog. I used turkey bacon and mozzarella and left out onion. Delish.
I had some butternut squash in the fridge. I bought supplies to make my pal a post baby meal this week, but so far no baby. I couldn’t let the squash go to waste, so I decided to use it in some soup. It came out really good with just a few simple ingredients.
[print_this]Butternut Squash Carrot Soup
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 butternut squash, cut into pieces (I used a package of cut up pieces from TJs)
- 1 tbsp butter (I used unsalted)
- 10 baby carrots
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- sea salt & black pepper to taste
In a large soup pot combine the butternut squash, baby carrots and chicken broth. Let come to a boil and then simmer for about 45 minutes until squash and carrots are soft. Immersion blend until all ingredients blend up smooth. Add butter and garlic powder and let simmer for about 10 more minutes. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste. [/print_this]
Yum. I’ll be having this again tonight with pizza.
Hopefully we get some sleep over here. We’re attempting operation “go back to the crib because you’re way too big for the rock n’play” tonight. Wish us luck.
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