Monday, February 06, 2012

Changeful Monday

Fruit, fruit and lots of fruit.

Today was a day full of new changes (ironic? oxymoron?) as the girls had a doctors appointment at 8:30 am and I helped take down the frames, knickknacks and things from the nursery. We are registering Ava for Kindergarten this Thursday and she needed to get her checkup for school. They are both little peanuts. Ava is in the 26 percentile and Sophia is in the 36 percentile. They loved the doctor's visit and kept telling her about their aches and bruises.

When we got home, I started organizing Sophia's pink room, which will be the nursery. This Saturday it's going from pink and polka dot green to gray. I am using birch frames and orange pops of color. I won't lie. There was some tears as I switched some of Soph's stuff to Ava's room, which they will be sharing. The changes are hard and hormones don't help. I mean, I cried when I moved out of my apartment that the Health Department had listed 20 complaints about ---change is hard.

Hormones are kicking in strong since I think the baby is almost doubling in weight over these past two weeks (24-26 weeks). It reminds me of when I had the other growth spurt (7-9 weeks). Yummy fruit like strawberries and blueberries and cereal have been what I am craving, along with sweets. Brandon was so sweet to stop yesterday for a Krispy Kreme drive-through.

Last Thursday I made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that were amazing. Soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside.

Nestle Tollhouse Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
modifications made to recipe on back of bag

I made some oatmeal cookies with bran (actually good) and applesauce that were quite tasty!
  • I substituted 1/4 cup of butter for applesauce (left 3/4 cup of butter in recipe)
  • Added wheat bran
  • Used a cookie scooper for uniformity and a silpat mat to line the baking sheet
  • Also used my favorite baking sheet from Williams-Sonoma (19.) It lasts forever and is my absolute favorite.
Another baking favorite is my french rolling pin, that is lightweight and quickly enables you to roll out pizza, bread or pastry dough better than traditional rolling pins.

Tapered Rolling Pin
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Have a great week!

1 comment:

Ali said...

LOVE the rolling pin. I might need one :)