Because I Can, or More Fun With BBQ

4 p.m. snack today

I had a chopped beef BBQ loaded and stuffed baked potato at Whole Foods yesterday and it completed me. This was my attempt to recreate the magic. Actually, it wasn’t half bad.


1 baked potato (nuked in the microwave, not actually baked… who has time for that shit?)
2 tablespoons buttah (said like Paula Deen)
Big handful and a half of shredded cheese
1 Jimmy Dean cheese and turkey dog sliced
A whole bunch of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce drizzled all over (keep the bottle on the table, you’ll need to add more to the boring bits of the potato left after you eat all the good stuff)

I consider this a pregnancy culinary masterpiece. Look out Pioneer Woman. I’m coming for ya! Next up, my pregnancy porn cookbook.

I’m 15 weeks pregnant. The Iphone app told me this morning the baby is the size of an avocado. That immediately made me crave guacamole.

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  1. Is there a Trader Joe’s near you? If there is, you must RUN immediately and try their avocado salsa verde. Part salsa verde, part guacamole. It is to die for. And with that I might have to go consume the entire container we just purchased.

    • The eco-friendly factor of this recipe is a zero. Not a single organic ingredient. Not sure it would be so popular with your readers ; )

  2. And now I have a mental image of you squishing up a baby with a fork and eating it. Or maybe that’s ME squishing up my avocado-sized baby. Either way, I think I’ll go buy some guacamole.

  3. gah! the thumbnail pic looked innocent enough.. until I opened the post– a JIMMY DEAN CHEESE HOT DOG?@?@?@

    your post on Food Inc was a sea change for me that got me 100% into organic food and got me signed up for a CSA in a jiffy… now my food mentor is eating cheese-injected hotdogs! smothered in HFCS BBQ sauce! aaaa!

    but baby #2 wants what (s)he wants. even so, i won’t be enlarging any more food pictures 🙂

    • Ahhhh!! I know. I’m hanging my head in shame. I promise I don’t subject the rest of the family to this crap. The fetus made me do it!

      • Ok, fast forward 3 months. Taking off my judgy-mcjuderson pants. I’m 9 weeks pregnant and ate a 5 piece chicken selects meal from McDonald’s on the way to my midwife appointment last week. And I loved it. I’m so ashamed. But I can’t stop thinking about the sweet & sour and barbecue sauces. Sorry, baby #2.

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