Friday, July 16, 2010

Pregnancy update and a good, but unhealthy recipe...

A couple of people have asked how the pregnancy is going. Thank you! It's going great... but getting use to my body being used as an apartment is kind of a day to day thing. Some days I feel alright... even good, and I get lots of laundry done, and even cook dinner. Other days getting off the couch is tough, and the farthest I make it from the couch is my bed. I have had a bunch of good days this week, so the laundry is done, house is vacuumed and I cooked today. But eating has also been filled with landmines. I can't have ANY fresh vegetables. At all. One pea from the garden will give me nasty cramps. It's no good. And it is ultimately frustrating because it's July! I am usually raw fooding it up right now, but instead, I eat granola bars, saltine crackers, and TONS of bananas, which even at the best of seasons, are shipped from Florida. :(

I know it will get better, and I am still planning on putting food by even though I won't be snacking on it as usual. (Fruit is still ok for the most part, even tomatoes, thank goodness!) I also realise that at the most, this lack of veggies will last for another 6 months... so it really is only one season that I will be missing out on. But with peas and lettuce going crazy in my garden, and the markets bursting with produce, I have felt a more than a bit put out by my little womb-dweller.

Our first midwives apt is on the 27th and perhaps she will have some ideas how I could avoid the nasty issues that come with vegetables. But until then, avoidance is the best route for this pregnant mama.

This is a recipe I haven't made since Alex was about Logan's age (like 11 years). I used to make it all the time, but since my dip into healthier living, I have dropped any bread product that contains more than 5 ingredients, and this requires that kind of bread that comes in a tube. I was able to fill it with grass fed beef, top it with organic tomatoes and put it on a bed of cilantro and lettuce from the garden... but no matter how you slice it, Pillsbury just isn't healthy. It hit a spot tonight though... a pregnant mama spot. It sure is a tasty recipe, even if it's not the healthiest.


Crescent Roll Taco Bake

2 popping tins of crescent roll dough

1/2 lb of ground beef

Taco seasoning

shredded cheddar cheese

taco toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, etc)

  1. Open the tin of crescent rolls and roll them out flat. Use the perforations to split them up and lay them, overlaying slightly, in the center of a cookie sheet forming a circle with the points all facing out.
  2. Cook the ground beef and add taco seasoning to taste.
  3. Place spoonfuls of the cooked and seasoned beef along the inside edge of the circle of crescent rolls, and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  4. Pull the crescent roll points over and meet them in the center over the top of the beef.
  5. Cook at 400* for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Top with taco toppings and lay over a bed of lettuce.





Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

That does look yummy! So glad to hear you are feeling better, but it's too bad you aren't up to having any fresh vegetables.... that seems so strange, coming from you! Are you sure this baby is really yours? LOL ;-)

Vic said...

Hi there! I've just found your blog through a friend's blog roll and I love it! I'm from Australia and I have to ask, what is crescent roll dough? I don't think we have that here! Vic xx

Shari said...

You can make the an egg bread recipe and have this lovely dinner using your own bread. Just because Pillsbury came up with the recipe does not mean you need to use the bread in a tube!

Shari said...

You can make the an egg bread recipe and have this lovely dinner using your own bread. Just because Pillsbury came up with the recipe does not mean you need to use the bread in a tube!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Vic: It is Pillsbury tube dough. Here is a link to a picture of them:

They are really good, they just have about 60 ingredients and most of them you can not pronounce. Which is usually a sign of 'junk food'. ;)

Valerie: I honestly think I was taken by aliens and that this is not my baby at all... but we shall see. So far, they have all looked like me or Don... if I get one that looks like someone else (or is a distinctive shade of green) then we will know for sure. ;)

Thanks Mom. These were made on the fly (like everything else when you can not stand the smell of cooking 94% of the time) so the egg bread wouldn't have worked, but I'll keep that in mind for the future. ;)

Vic said...

Shari, I was thinking of doing something like that, it looks sooooo yummy!

Thanks Val, we eat mostly whole foods but every now and then it's a treat to have something completely awful and unhealthy. It's all about the balance!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Val, Congratulations!! I haven't been, once again, in way too long, obviously! I hope things continue to go well for you and that you & your family are completely enjoying summer in your home this year. It must be so satisfying to be making it more and more your own with every passing season.


kimberlee said...

Congratulations on the baby coming. Sweet, wonderful news.

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