Sunday, May 02, 2010

Two Weeks to Go!

Two weeks to go (more or less!) until we welcome our baby girl into our world. We've had four (yes, four!) wonderful showers, and the best part? Every single one of them had a vegan cake and all vegan or mostly vegan food! I wish I could show you photos of the cakes, but they mostly had our names on them, and I do try to keep our privacy :) They were all homemade cakes, too (well, except one) and all amazing! Our showers were also mostly "green," meaning people used recycled or reusable gift wrap and bags, party gifts included herbs potted in used baby food jars, and decorations (no balloons - yay!) included a string of second-hand baby clothes strung on a "clothesline." We're planning on doing cloth diapers, so those were our favorite gifts next to second hand clothes! Here's a shot of our crib (second hand from a relative) along with many handmade quilts from loving family and friends, and our daughter's newest toys, including Sock Monkey, a tiger from the WWF, and a little lamb we will call "Lamby" (I mean, really - Lamb Chop?? How twisted is that?).

Meanwhile, we still have to eat around here....We've been doing lots of old stand-byes, but now and then I find the energy to make something new...

This was the Chili-Cornbread Pie from 500 Vegan Recipes, a book I still do not own but might have to buy in the future. This was hearty, comforting, and pretty yummy! Three stars *** (could have been spicier).


But best of all, it was quick to put together, and I could take a nap while it baked in the oven! Alongside a nice salad (yes, I can eat those again, no prob!), this would've been a better winter meal, since it reached 90 degrees here today - ugh!

Here's to the beginning of May and other joyous beginnings around the corner!

4 comments:

mysticxian said...

I thought of you this past weekend and wondered if you had the baby yet. I bet you guys are both nervous and excited. Good Luck and take care.

Stephany9991 said...

朝著既定的目標走,就不會迷失。........................................

淑娟 said...

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Courtney said...

Awww...so exciting--congrats!

Courtney