Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The First

I made dinner. Yes I did! OK, I made about 86 .5% of dinner and my mom had to do the rest, but it was all my idea.

It's true that I have been fed by neighbors, ward members and my mom for 12 days now, but today I had to do more than just reheat what someone else made. Obviously, I wanted something simple. Here's what we ate:

Chicken breasts with 2 cups salsa. Put in the crock pot in the morning and cooked all day.
Boiled baby carrots

I know. Very simple, but I did it. Mostly. I put the rice and the baby carrots to boil, then my mom watched them so they didn't boil over while I nursed the baby. If I had been by myself it would have totally boiled over and made a mess and we would smell burned rice in the house for a week. But all Mom had to do was stir periodically and adjust the temp. I did everything else.
Now what will I make tomorrow.... Just kidding. I already have a plan. You're welcome to visit again in 2 weeks when I have no help and no plan. Things will be different (worse) then, but for now I have a plan. Also, don't ask about Friday 'cause I have no plan for Friday.

And now, because these pictures have nothing to do with this post, here are pics of Annika and Beck that I took today. Actually these pictures are for Celia Fae, who I just met. She asked me in yesterday's comments for baby pics and I don't need to be asked twice!

This is Annika trying out Beck's car seat. Obviously, it used to be Annika's. I was so sure that she was my last that my mom sprung for the girlie seat with pink flowers. Yes, this is what I carry my new son around in.

Nothing better than a sleeping baby!


Alisa said...

They are so cute. Its been long enough since we have really "talked" that so much on your blog is knew to me. It is great to have blogs we get to know what is going on with each other. Great job on dinner. Crockpot is the way to go!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Congratulations on dinner! Sweet pictures.

Sean and Janet Eyring said...

Good to see you are "crock-potting".

That's such an easy recipe. We have it a lot at our house.
Janet would be proud!

angie said...

SO cute Jenna!

p.s. I've met Celia Fae in real life! Nah Nah nah nah nah

*Tanyetta* said...

I have a crockpot. I've never used it. I received it as a gift. I think I should bust it out and get to making something in it huh?? :)

I love photos!

Celia's good people! ;)

Laurie said...

Way to go on dinner!!! It's funny how we have to take baby steps back into being a mom after a new baby. Actually, my baby is 10 months now and I'm still where you're at. I'm always very excited to get one meal a day cooked all alone. Anything after that is unpredicatable. I need to toughen up and try to do more. Maybe when's he a year I will:)!

Celia Fae said...

How, how, how did I miss this? Pictures for me of a darling Cohen Beck who has a name I really like? And then more pictures? Oh, I haven't been living right. I'm so glad to be back.