I brought back porch working this afternoon! It was a GLORIOUS day!
Karen agreed with a nap : )
I took a 15 minute nap too (in the baby’s room) – 30 weeks has me in a tired cycle. I went to yoga tonight and there are 3 other women at 30 weeks and we ALL agreed we had felt an increase in tiredness this week. Very odd – yet it seems to be something about this point in pregnancy! I was fortunate not to experience too much fatigue in the first trimester. I went to bed before 9 a few nights, but I didn’t feel the need to sleep all day. This week, I’ve taken two short naps, which is unlike me. Must just be something in the veins…
Yoga was great. I can’t believe I’m in my Big Mama weeks now (30+!) I also can’t believe how many weeks I’ve been going to yoga. So much of pregnancy is just “I can’t believe this or that”
I was still a bit caked-out when I left, so I didn’t think to have a snack, but once I got to the gym on foot, I was pretty hungry. Luckily it subsided when I got moving, but on my walk home, I turned into starving mode!
But when I got there, I found two styles of zucchini bread and Mary Beth and Ellen (some of our sweets bakers!) over to taste test them with us. Hunger is by far the best frosting because these both tasted amazing! I still can’t decide which is my favorite…one was lemony and the other cinnamony!
With the carbohydrate part of dinner settled, Matt and I sat down when the ladies left to our protein and vegetable portions.
Matt made an awesome summer squash gratin while I was gone along with chicken wings. He usually cooks on Tuesdays when I’m gone until 7:15 and I know he likes to make gratins – and wings – so that’s what I left on the menu.
I bought the wings by accident at the city market this past Saturday – I thought they were legs – and I am not a big fan of wings. But Matt sure loves ‘em. He uses Alton Brown’s method and then smothered them in Bone Suckin’ sauce at the end instead of a traditional wing sauce. They were pretty good, but I prefer something with a bit better skin to meat ratio – wings are like 2:1 skin to meat! Skin is good, but not that good.
I had my four wings – and Matt had all the rest! Ha!
The gratin stole the show on my plate and took me from starving to full in about 5 minutes…
Props to the cook!
Simple layers of zucchini, yellow squash and heirloom tomato with cheddar cheese, garlic gold oil, Italian seasoning and cheese on top. Matt loosely followed this recipe, although no onions in our house.
It was delicious!!
Late 8pm dinner!
No need for dessert tonight! I can’t wait to involve cake in my next meal: breakfast! (Although those zucchini loaves are more like bread/muffins than the cake I had with lunch : ) )