Sunday, February 28, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The soft fur, lanugo, that covered your baby's body for much of his stay in the womb is now almost completely gone. Your baby begins to develop his own immune system, instead of relying solely on antibodies received through the placenta. This will come in handy when some grubby relative manhandles the baby without washing his hands first.
This week, your baby measures about 17¾ inches, as almost as long as an American Girl Doll (!) and weighs almost 5 pounds, as heavy as a bag of sugar, minus the cup you put in your decaf this morning.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
- 1 tablespoon (1 turn around the pan in a slow stream) extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large bell pepper, red or green, chopped (use up leftover pepper strips from crudite tray if you have them)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
- 1 1/2 pounds light and dark meat cooked turkey meat, diced
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (a palm full) chili powder
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (a palm full) ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons (several drops) cayenne pepper sauce
- Coarse salt
- 2 cups frozen corn kernels or leftover prepared corn
- 1 (32-ounce) can chunky style crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups prepared chicken stock or broth, paper container or canned
- 2 scallions, white and greens, chopped
Heat a deep pot over medium high heat. Work close to the stove for your chopping. Add oil to your pot, 1 turn of the pan, and add vegetables as you chop them.
Add bay leaf and cook vegetables 5 minutes, stirring frequently, reducing heat if veggies start to stick. Stir in diced turkey meat and season with chili powder, cumin, and cayenne sauce. Season with a little salt, to taste. Add corn, tomatoes, and broth. Combine your chili well, adjust seasonings, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes. Garnish chili with chopped scallions.
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies:
WAY TO GO SAINTS!!