Wednesday, February 29, 2012

i'm back

I feel like I’m back. I don’t really feel sick anymore, I’m not falling asleep when I get home from work, and more importantly I can finally eat normal. Bless you second trimester. As you all know I love to cook and just wanted to share this great quick salmon marinade and quinoa recipe I threw together the other night (not my original recipes, but were great together).  It’s easy and pretty filling. Maybe salmon will be on your menu tonight? Bon Appetite!
Salmon Marinade
1-1.5 lbs. Salmon
1/3 c. OJ
1/3 c. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
Pinch of Sugar
¼ c. White Wine
2 TBS. Oil
1 tsp. Ginger
1 minced Garlic 

Combine all ingredients and whisk well. Marinate Salmon for at least 30 min. in the fridge. I did mine for 1.5 hours. Grill.
 Quinoa Pilaf
1/2 c. Carrot, diced                             
1/2 c.  Green Onion, diced                  
1/4 c. Celery,  diced                           
1/4 c.  Green Pepper, diced                   
1/4 c.  Red Pepper, diced          
Salt to taste
6 c. Quinoa, cooked
1/4 c. Olive Oil
2  Garlic, crushed
1 c. Almonds, sliced
1/4  tsp. Oregano
1/4 c. Grated Parmesan

Sauté chopped vegetables in olive oil until clear, yet crisp: stir in oregano. Add sautéed vegetables to cooked, hot quinoa, mixing well. Add salt to taste. Dry-roast almonds in heavy skillet until lightly golden. Add almonds and mix. I liked to mix in a little parm just to give it a little cheese flavor.

Friday, February 24, 2012

and the 2 shall become 3

We are overjoyed to announce that our little family 
will be growing by an extra two feet on 9.7.12!

We sent a little Valentine’s Day card to family last Tuesday, and thought now it was time to make it official. Here we are now 12 weeks and counting!

We are completely overjoyed with what the Lord has done. At one point we were told this would be something difficult to happen, but our Father is Great and is the Great Healer. He has blessed us with the gift to of being pregnant twice now. One little one we can’t wait to meet in heaven, and one that we will have the absolute joy to meet this September. Aaron and I feel honored that He would choose us to be parents, and thankful to have such supportive and loving family and friends surrounding us in this process.

So, please join us in prayer throughout this pregnancy! You know we would love it.

a whole Lotta love,