Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Where did my baby go??

Well, our days are numbered. Sedona pulled up yesterday. I put her in her crib, walked out of the room for two seconds, came back and she was standing up!! It's only a matter of time until she's running after Sierra. Then, today, I put her in her crib, went to brush my teeth and when I walked back in the room, she WAVED and SAID, "hi!" After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said, "well hello". Where did that come from?!?!?! Babies wave. Babies babble and it sometimes sounds like words, but to wave and say hi as an appropriate response to a situation? Waahhhhhhhh My baby's disappearing!!

I had FOUR (yes, four) friends have babies last week (and a fifth is due any day). It was nice to hold an itty bitty newborn again! I could handle skipping pregnancy, doing labor and delivery, having a new baby for a week or so and then giving them back as soon as the sleep deprivation sets in ;-)

Random recipes:

Greek salad (just mix all ingredients and refrigerate):
about 1/3-1/2 pound dried garbanzo beans, cooked
1 cucumber halved and sliced
about 2-3 oz feta
a few cherry tomatoes, sliced (or 1/4 can of diced tomatoes in a pinch)
a few big glugs of italian dressing

Serve greek salad in pita pockets:
1 cup water (luke warm)
1.5 tsp sugar
1.5 tsp yeast
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour

Mix water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit until foamy
mix in oil and salt
add flour one cup at a time, add a little extra if dough is really gooey, but it will be sort of sticky. cover and leave dough alone for 30 minutes or so. Heat oven to 500
Knead a few times on floured surface and cut into 8 pieces
Roll each piece into about a 6" diameter circle
Put dough rounds (2 at a time) on a cooling rack and put cooling rack in oven. Cook 4-5 minutes until puffed up and lightly browned (if you have a 3 year old handy, they like watching it "POP UP!")
When they come out of the oven, put a damp towel over them until they soften up
Slice off one end and stuff the pocket!
(stores in the fridge for a few days, and the freezer for several weeks/months)

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