Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ahhhh, Feeling better now!!!

I love my new OBGYN!!!! He is super calm, The opposite of me haha, But still very humorous. My personal two favorite qualities in a DOC. He came in and said, Geese you should be able to pretty much do this on your own now, right??? Bahahaha We talked about how I cannot take the prenatal vitamins, And I put together a little vitamin regimen myself which included folic acid. Folic acid is the most important vitamin to take while pregnant because it helps lower the risk of birth defects. So he was good with that. He figured in my due date around the 1st of November. He also said for me to come back in 10 days, March 10th, to see how many if more then one we are dealing with. I am secretly wishing for 1. For many reasons...
I have twins already and it was HARD, hahaha, although worth it.
Having just 1 after a set of wild and crazy twins is a piece of cake!!!
The obvious risks that go up with multiple pregnancies.
I never factor in the cost issue, Because if that was at all a consideration I guess we would not have had any children.
All that being said, No matter how many is in there I will be happy. Just be healthy. I am hoping since I am taking some medication early this time for the severe nausea, Maybe I can get to full term this time.
I started taking the pills right away yesterday and I feel so much better. I could actually eat something today without gagging. I have not cooked a dinner in over a week now, so I am planning a huge big family dinner for tomorrow night when hubby gets back. I am going to put in a salad at every dinner to help get in more folic acid. And for the main course I am going to make my family's favorite, Chicken tetrazini. And my daughter has been bugging me for 2 weeks to make mandarin orange cake. So here are the recipes for those...
Our chicken tetrazini ( very basic, you could certainly add anything to this)
4 chicken breast
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 stick of butter ( I suppose you could use margerine, I hate with a passion margerine so I only use butter.
2 cups parmesan cheese
2 cups of the broth from the boiled chicken or I suppose maybe 2 cans of broth
( I boil the chicken in 4 cups water, then remove the chicken and strain the broth out and that is where I get my broth)
1/4 bag stale potato chips, Or some bread crumbs or crackers I have used all kinds of stuff
2 bags of noodles, Once again I have used all kinds including homemade

Boil chicken, Remove and chop into baking dish. Strain and save broth. Get noodles cooking on the stove while you do the sauce. For the sauce, I just heat up the broth, add one stick of butter 1 cup of parmesan cheese, 1 pint of heavy whipping cream and some pepper. Heat this until all is melted and smells totally fattening,hahaha. When noodles are done drain them and mix with the chicken. Pour the sauce over the noodles and chicken. My recipe always makes double what is needed for this dish. I do this on purpose because I take the remaining half and store in the freezer for alfredo dishes. After this is all stirred in, Take your topping ( chips, bread crumbs, crackers, etc) I use the chip bag and add in the other cup of parmesan cheese and some pepper crush this all up together and sprinkle on top the chicken and noodles. Cook in the oven for about an hour, Until bubbly. This is a comfort dish, It is in no way low fat at all.
THe mandarin orange cake is out of my 4 ingredient or less cookbook and is always begged for around here.
Mandarin orange cake
1 package or 1 homemade yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranger(reserve liquid)
3/4 cup veg. oil

Pour 1 cup liquid from oranges into measuring cup. if there is not enough liquid just add water to make 1 cup. If you have extra liquid, I give this to the boys to drink, They love it. Chop up the oranges just a bit. Mix everything together. The cake mix, the eggs, the oranges and the 1 cup liquid. Pour into cake pan, I grease mine just a little. Bake about 25 minutes at 350 or until toothpick comes out clean.
cool cake completely before topping it.
Mandarin orange topping
1 can (20 0z) crushed pinneapple with juices
1 ( 3 1/2 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 ( 12oz) carton cool whip

Mix all ingredients together and add this on top of cake when cooled. This cake must be kept refrigerated. It is the most moist yummy cake we have ever had. I am hungry just thinking about it.
Well that is it for me today, I have a week worth of scum on this house from not doing very much, that if I don't clean here I am going to have to move!!!!Looking around I think that might just be easier, hehehe. Have a blessed big ol Sunday dinner tomorrow night, Michelle


Elizabeth said...

that cake recipe looks yummy! i am going to try it tomorrow i think...or whenever i get off my lazy butt and get some cake mix

frugalredneck said...

Elizabeth, You are going to just die when you eat this cake, Make sure you put it in the frige for about an hour before you eat it, It is even better!!! It does not take much to make a yellow cake mix at home. Just reg. stuff you have on hand, flour,bake soda, sugar etc. there are a ton of sites with easy cake recipes online. Goodluck let me know how you liked it!!! Michelle