Babies make you hungry, but for most new moms, it’s hard to find time to sit down to three hot meals a day. Snacks are going to become life sustaining, and it’s important that you’re able to eat them with one hand! Why? Because you’re not going to want to put your beautiful baby down, or they won’t want you to put them down. Either way, lots of holding is going to happen, and you need at least one arm and hand for that.
Ever heard of green bean bundles? We hadn’t either until my dad met his ex-girlfriend. This was *her* recipe. And while she didn’t last (and has now been replaced with a totally awesome new wife), the bundles have remained, renewing my belief that everything happens for a reason, even dad’s ex-girlfriends.
Here’s how you make perfectly healthy veggies completely unhealthy and AWESOME with bacon and brown sugar.
You need a bag of frozen WHOLE green beans, a package of bacon and some brown sugar. That’s it.
I cut the bacon in half. Then lay it on the cookie sheet and place 5 or so green beans in the middle. Like so…
Wrap the bacon around the beans, place seam side down, then top with brown sugar. Go ahead, be generous.
Then bake at 350 for 45ish minutes, depending on how done you like your bacon. We like our bacon pretty well done around here.
Easy peasy and crowd please-y! These are always the FIRST thing to go at our Thanksgiving Dinner. You should try them out at yours!
Disclaimer: I am not a food blogger. I am actually not even much of a cook. This is a recipe I posted after Thanksgiving last year, and I’ve had a couple people email me looking for it again, so I figured I’d re-post it to be helpful… and because I’m too sick to blog about anything original right now (DAY 12 of whatever wretched sickness this is). I was going to re-take the pictures because, truthfully, the ones I posted last year aren’t all that appealing, but again, the sickness.
I met Ashley over at Delish-Blog.com over 4 years ago on, of all things, a wedding message board. We became good internet friends, she answered tons of questions for me about DIY wedding projects (she pulled of a gorgeous wedding of her own the year before I got hitched) and she was even AT my wedding as an assistant to my coordinator. We’ve stayed in touch over the years and I recently met up with her and another wedding board friend for brunch in Grapevine. We chatted a little about babies, a little about husbands, a little about weddings, a little about blogs.
The idea came up to do a blog collaboration of sorts, and I loved it. See, Delish blog is about cooking, something I feel very intimidated by, but Ashley assures me that it is so easy to incorporate good, healthy, easy meals into my routine, especially if I plan ahead and freeze some. It’s the planning that always gets me, but I’m hoping this little project will force me to think ahead.
This week she’s challenged me to make some Wonton Soup with Baby Bok Choy. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little scared. 1. I think my wontons are going to look like crumpled gum wrappers. 2. I have never seen bok choy in the grocery stores around here (although, admittedly, I’ve never looked). 3. I cringe at any recipe with more than 5 ingredients. I’m not going to let my hesitations stop me, though. I’m going to make my grocery list, head to the store, and try these bad boys out sometime this week. I’ll be blogging about it on Friday.
Now, I hope I’m not alone on this endeavor so I’m challenging you, too. I would love if some of you try it out and let me know how you liked it. You can blog about it and link here if you’d like, or just comment on Friday. Make sure to check the recipe out here, and feel free to comment on Ashley’s blog with any questions. Good luck!
Kendall is 18 months old and I’m determined to become slightly more domestic in the kitchen. We’re all pretty sick of chicken nuggets.