Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time to Fill the Freezer

I have lots of cravings when I'm pregnant, but living where I do has helped me keep a handle on them. I may be wanting that ________ with all my being, but is it really worth it to bundle everyone up, drive three hours (round trip) through a blizzard and come home in the wee hours of the morning just to fulfill it? I think not. Last week, however, I had a craving I could fulfill. I WANTED baked cabbage. I had cabbage on hand. It was a healthy option. I baked some to go with supper and happily ate it all as:
1. Karl doesn't do cooked vegetables
2. Heidi thought it looked a little scary, and
3. I didn't think Hannah would be able to chew it, molars are helpful there.
I was pleased with myself. I had actually fulfilled a pregnancy craving (it really doesn't happen very often).

After supper, Karl pulled me aside and whispered sweetly into my ear, "I like it better when you crave ice cream."

Does this mean I get to cash in on that one a bit more often? YES!!!!!


  1. I'll never hear the end of:

    "...And I opened up the chest freezer in the bar and there was, like, 5 cartons of Safeway Rocky Road in there!!!"

    WELLLLL! Sheesh! We only went grocery shopping near a Safeway every two weeks or more. What can I say?

    Unfortunately our freezer in Idaho is T I N Y.
    I'm graciously learning to crave Chocolate Chip Cookies :-)

    And Shauna - WHAT is Baked Cabbage? (!)

  2. P.S. That's not "bar". We didn't have a bar.
    I meant "barn".
    I feel better now.

  3. I guessed you meant barn, seeing as I remember you having one of those, where as I do not recall you ever having set up a bar.
    So sad that your Idaho freezer is small. I would highly suggest either clearing it of all else to make room for the ice cream, or being pregnant only in winter so you can store your piece of mommy pregnancy sanity outdoors and not fear its melting. I imagine you would need to stock up as I'm sure there are no Safeways near Marvel Hill. And when AJ tells his stories, just remind him how much money, time and effort you saved by preparing in advance!
    As to the baked cabbage, it's exactly that. I chop it, put it in an oven-proof dish, sprinkle it with olive oil and seasonings and put it in the oven at 350 for about half an hour. I never really liked it before, but Mom made it when I was in California, and somehow my pregnancy crazed taste buds became addicted.

  4. Wow, I can say with confidence that I have never craved baked cabbage...not even when pregnant!! Maybe that little one of yours will be a vege-fanatic!