Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Dress of Many Showers

I am so thankful for all my friends! I have been blessed to have 3 showers for my baby girl. I talked about the first one on my last post. Another one was at work. Then last week my sweet friends from Montgomery threw me a fabulous shower! I'm now 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant. By the pictures below you can tell how much progress my belly, face, and the rest of the body is making! My hands are still numb and my sinuses are getting to me. But I am so thankful for our baby girl that I can feel growing everyday. She is a mover and a shaker! I cannot wait to meet her! Baby girl has everything she needs. Now all we can do is wait! Me with some of my hostesses. Thank you all for the wonderful shower and the awesome stroller! Y'all are great!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Babies and Birthdays

My spring break was wonderful! I spent the first half of the week relaxing at home. Then I spent the second half relaxing at my parents' house in Mississippi. I also enjoyed a few parties! Two of my best friends from high school and their moms threw me a baby shower. It was great! I got to see some old friends, and baby girl got a lot of good gifts. I am so thankful for all the people who were there!
Me with my wonderful hostesses. Another camera captured more photos. I'll add those once I get them.

That same night we celebrated my uncle's 60th birthday at their cabin on the lake. It was beautiful weather with good company and fabulous food.
And of course there was dancing. My mom was disappointed more didn't join in, but they were entertaining enough just to watch!
Now comes the hardest part of spring break, the Sunday night before heading back to work. It is going to be difficult to get going in the morning.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nick's Onion Rings

My Spring Break officially started by taking a 3 hour glucose test. I failed the one hour test. I don't know the results yet. If I failed that means I have gestational diabetes. I think the only consequence would be to change my diet, but I'm not sure. So until I find out if I have it or not, I'm eating things like left over baby shower cake (more on that later) and these tasty onion rings that Nick made.

2 onions made more than enough rings for 4 people. We cut the longer onion into fourths, and we cut the short fat onion in half. You can make the rings whatever size you want.
Separate all the layers. Ogers are like onions. They both have layers.
Dredge them in a mixture of egg, buttermilk, hot sauce, and sour cream. Sour cream is important.
Then coat them with the flour mixture. Flour, corn meal, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder.
Then repeat. That's right. Re-dredge and re-flour.
Heat oil. We used peanut oil. Once oil is hot enough place onion rings in pan. Cook for a few minutes on each side. Once they are browned on both sides take them out and place on a paper towel lined plate.
I also made a little sauce to go with them. Mix ketchup, mayo, seasoned salt, and a pinch of paprika. You can also just eat them with ketchup.

Nick is quite the cook. Someday I'll share his BBQ and onion ring burger. It is tasty too!