I Say Tomato

July 9, 2012

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All went well at the doctors. I’m measuring right at 32 weeks, my blood pressure was 94/50, baby’s HR 144, weight good. My doctor felt around and found the baby’s head pretty well locked way down and his butt right in the middle where I feel it. He even felt a foot! (I just wrote butter for butt and food for foot – food blog much!?)

I cropped out the stirrups for you : )

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Upon our arrival back home, I snacked on half a Hungry Bar (I’m sampling new flavors for OpenSky – the vanilla almond butter is awesome!)

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And when I realized dinner was going to take a while, two slivers of cheese

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What was cookin’?

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Mom’s Tomato Sauce!!

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This may be my favorite summer recipe of all time. I’ve noticed since we’ve been growing our own tomatoes that the smell of a tomato off the vine TOTALLY reminds me of my dad, who used to grow them as well. Of course back then I hated tomatoes : ) My mom used to make this sauce every summer and let it simmer on the stove top forever. The tomatoes looked gross at first – lots of skins and rawness – but as the day went on the sauce concentrated and started to smell amazing, and by the time it was cooked all the way, I was ready to eat it!

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Our version doesn’t take all day – about an hour and a half – but it tastes the same!

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Tonight’s version included a variety of tomatoes, veggies from the garden (just the zucchini and pepper) and 1 lb of cooked grass-fed beef stirred in at end.

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Summatime.

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The girls sent me home with a handful of mini cupcakes yesterday – dessert was a’waitin’! 3 bite goodness.

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1 Jennifer July 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Glad your doctor visit went well!

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2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I’m glad everything is going well with the baby! And that dinner looks like heaven… ahhh I wish I could manage to throw together good food like that! Haha maybe more time, an actual kitchen and a bigger fridge would help!

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3 Lynn @ the actor's diet July 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Happy for a healthy report!

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4 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I’m so glad that the appointment went well- only a few of those left. Super excited for you that baby is head down! …I am nervous that at my next appointment baby of mine will throw a kink into things and be all sorts of upright and freak mama out!
Good doctor’s appointment AND an awesome meal- you have the world on your side today!

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5 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Fresh tomato sauce is the best! Looks great! Mmmmm…just imagining how good it all must taste!

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6 kaila@ healthy helper blog! July 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

That pasta looks so fresh and colorful! Love all the mix of flavors and ingredients. And good cheese makes any dish that much more gourmet and delicious!

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7 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

My grandpa was Sicilian, and he used to make a sauce just like this ALL the time. Simmered it on the stove top all day. 5-year-old me thought it was soup, and I often stole it in bowl-fulls :)

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8 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I love red tomato sauce (though my Italian friend calls them “gravies”). I’ll definitely have to give your Mum’s a go :)

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

So glad the appointment went well! Things are definitely moving along! Dinner looks perfect! I love summertime pasta sauces!

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10 Molly @ RDexposed July 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Mmmmm. We haven’t made our own sauce in awhile. I think I need to change that after reading your description!

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11 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

That beautiful napkin makes the whole meal look so snazzy!

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12 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

the frosting on those mini cupcakes is so awesome looking!

and love the vintage napkin/linen…so pretty!

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13 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I love mini desserts. So great to hear everything’s looking fantastic for you and the baby. It’ll be here before you know it!!!

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14 Kathryn @ Mamacado July 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Looks simple yet amazingly tasty! My kind of meal.

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15 Cait's Plate July 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

So glad the visit went well!

Those cupcakes look like the absolute perfect end to the day :)

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16 Barb @ FL Mom's Blog July 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Kath,
Hi! Glad to hear that your visit went well! Been reading your blog for quite awhile, and love the pics of the breakfasts (and other meals that you make!)! Bookmarked your Open Sky page to look at tomorrow!! Sure wish that we had a GH in Brevard County in FL (it closed years ago–at least a decade ago!)!

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17 Elle @ nutritionella July 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

So exciting for you! Glad Mom-to-be & baby are well. That dinner looks amazing, btw!

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18 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I’m so happy to hear the doctor’s appointment went well!!

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19 Laura July 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I know everyone always says how much you are “glowing” but that picture is stunning of you and you look so ready to take on the mama role. I’ve only posted once or twice before but again wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog and insight into food, photography, design, pregnancy, and the world in general. Thanks Kath!

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20 KathEats July 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Thanks Laura :)

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21 Regina July 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

So glad things are great with the babe! I know this is personal and feel free not to answer if you’re uncomfortable, but as a fellow mama-to-be I was curious as to what your weight gain so far is. It’s awesome to see what you eat throughout the day while pregnant and I’m just curious how much you’ve gained from your diet, which seems perfectly balanced. Again, if it’s too personal feel free not to answer. I find it really helpful to know where other mamas are.

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22 KathEats July 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

I’m up 17 pounds, according to my doctor’s scales.

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23 Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

not long to go now!!! :)

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24 Emma July 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm

that pasta looks delicious! It looks a lot like something my mom makes, too.

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25 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

That pasta sauce looks so freaking good!! YUM!

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26 Khushboo Thadani July 10, 2012 at 12:29 am

Wow that dinner looks SO good- nothing like homemade sauce!

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27 j3nn July 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

You look so perfectly pregnant! Glowing and vibrant as can be. :)

Wow, your BP is so low!!

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28 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 10, 2012 at 5:35 am

Dinner looks good!!

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29 Cherleen @ My Personal Finance Journey July 10, 2012 at 5:47 am

I am pretty sure your baby also loves the dinner. Cheese, zucchini and pepper with lots of tomatoes, and cupcakes for dessert. Now, who would resist them?

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30 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 10, 2012 at 6:12 am

That sauce looks amazing! There is something about homemade pasta sauce. :) You really do look great! I’m so excited for you. It’s getting closer!

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31 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 10, 2012 at 6:45 am

There’s nothing better than homemade pasta sauce! My parents can their own tomato sauce every September and they always give me a case of it. It makes the best pasta sauce!

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32 Angel7 July 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

Those bite-sized desserts are great because you can pop them in your mouth — so cute!

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33 Millie Snyder July 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

This summer pasta dish looks delicious and easy! I’ll keep that on my back-burner when I need a recipe for sure! Those cup cakes don’t look bad either (haha). As for your doctors visit, I’m glad to hear all is well. Congrats!

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34 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach July 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Are you loving the garden or what?! I haven’t gotten any or zucchini out of mine yet, but I’m hoping MA’s only a week or 2 behind VA!

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