Last week was not the greatist – Matt came down with some full-body-ache disease, and I had a stomach bug for about 48 hours and caught a cold later in the week. Mazen didn’t catch either of the adult illnesses, thank goodness! But needless to say, my appetite was all over the place. I was actually convinced I might be pregnant for a day because I felt exactly like I did almost 2 years ago: random waves of nausea and cravings for cheese and ground beef. Since we’re not planning another baby yet, I was quite happy that I turned out to not be pregnant. And I was also reminded of how terrible the first trimester is. I’m not looking forward to going through that again! When you combine sickness with holiday parties, last week was one of the unhealthiest weeks I’ve had in ages. I’m not proud of that – I need some more meal plans, greens and smoothies in my life!
Pile ‘O pancakes for Mazen!
Two mom-sized ones with butter and syrup. And a mom-sized coffee!
Leftover ‘cakes with sunbutter, banana, clementine and scrambled eggs.
Half a grapefruit and some leftover oatmeal – sickness recovery.
Challah bun with egg, sunbutter and jam. And banana. Simple indeed.
And hot oats poured into the last of my jar!
I don’t go through them nearly as fast as I used to. Autumn Spice granola on top.
Leftover turkey soup (this was much closer to Thanksgiving than it appears)
Ace Barbecue with Karen! It’s our favorite take-out lunch. Half a biscuit, slaw, pork and mac and cheese
Melted brie and ham sandwich. Matt brought home some brie from Flora Artisanal Cheese, our new local cheese shop, and it was amazing – especially melted.
Lunch date with my man!
My stomach was recovering so I didn’t get within 10 feet of the salad bar, but the soup bar was perfect! Crab chowdah. With a side of cornbread.
We started off well with roasted herby chicken, butternut squash and brussels sprouts.
Another night I had a party to go to, so I just had a No Bull Burger with melted cheese over greens to tide my hunger and save room
Then things then went downhill…Cheerios and banana for dinner.
And lastly, an amazing homemade cheesy calzone Matt made that I only photographed with my phone because I had to dive in that fast
Followed by too many holiday parties to count!