23 weeks & Counting

Hello friends!

I am happy to report that Functional Grey is more than just functional, it's beautiful & I love it!

It's a little darker in real life than it is in the above picture! And the color makes all of the white furniture and accents in the room pop! Right Mil? The room definitely has a clean feel to it now.

Also now that grad school & middle school has settled, I've been able to cook more! Which The Mister appreciates as I feel as though I've starved him pretty much from February - NOW. Thanks to Zofran and week 22, I can now prepare raw meat again without urking. So my recipe board on Pinterest is finally being used again - whew I missed it! Last week I tried out these...

And honestly, they weren't horrible but they weren't fantastic. I mean, they were good... just nothing spectacular. The Mister and I both decided that these would be great appetizers at a party if I tweaked the spices a bit, but still... nothing to write home about.

But tonight I'm trying out these and I'm pretty excited to see how they turn out!

Now - per the usual I'm altering the recipe just a bit. I plan on doing it in the crockpot like pinterest suggested, not what the original recipe suggested. AND I added some black beans to the crockpot. I almost added a can of Rotel... and still might do so towards the end if I think it needs some more kick to it. Also, I used the Spicy Ranch packet instead of regular... but plan to still use regular ranch dressing at the end. All that to say... if this recipe is a hit (which I'm hoping it will be!) it might going into the regular rotation. I have semi-high hopes for this one... I mean, how can you mess up a chicken ranch taco??? ;)

 Speaking of messing things up... I also had a cake disaster this week which may or may not have involved me yelling profanities in my kitchen, shedding a few hormonal tears, and having the Mister laugh at me from the living room (Husbands take note: laughing at your pregnant, hormonal wife while she is cursing/crying/RUINING a layered cake is not the wisest choice... just fyi). Looking back it was quite entertaining... but at the time I was not thrilled. I would've taken a picture of my two layered cake that ended up in a casserole dish as a crumble cake... but I was too furious and hormonally imbalanced to recognize the humor at the time. hehehehe. It still tasted good... but... yeah... pretty it was not.

Ok and now for what you've all my mom has been waiting for... pics. Again, I'm wearing a dress that makes me feel "skinny" - in light of going to the doctor this week and seeing that I've officially gained what an entire 40 wk. singleton pregnancy is supposed to gain... I've been a little sensitive in the growth department. But again, am thankful that my body is doing what it is "supposed" to do. All that to say... black is a pregnant girl's best friend... Also please excuse the no make up.

Side View:

Front View:

Alright folks... Let the countdown begin...

3 days til my sil and nephews arrive in RDU.

5 days til we fly out to KY. 11 days til our return.

13 days til KY comes to visit RDU.

And 11-15 weeks before these babies are born (Lord Willing... that is our goal!).

Much love,

Posted on June 7, 2012 and filed under Recipes, Twinsies, Motherhood.