September 5, 2010

Easy Recipes: Lamb and Spaghetti Sauce over Quinoa

With a new baby in the house, we are trying to eat well.  However, we don't always have the time for things we used to.  Thus, "easy recipes."  I had purchased a cheaper package of lamb...not sure now what it was.  Perhaps a lamb chop.  Either way, it was a couple chunks of lamb without bones.  I threw that in the crock-pot frozen and covered it with about half a jar of spaghetti sauce.  Cooked on high for 3 hours and turned it down to low until dinner time.  Andrew cooked up a batch of quinoa, we shredded the meat in the sauce and served it over the quinoa with sauteed green beans on the side.  It was tasty, easy and relatively healthy.  This would work with any meat.  It would be good over pasta, rice or a baked potato as well.

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September 3, 2010

Mastitis...Making the Breast of It

Oh I know, lame joke of a only excuse is I've been married to Andrew for almost 7 years now...and lame jokes are his forte!  

Anyway, back to the issue at hand.  Mastitis...or an infection in the breast.  Seriously, I guess I had to get something after having such an easy pregnancy and labor.  I feel like it wasn't a bad case of mastitis but it did give me fever and chills on Sunday and makes nursing on the left side nearly bring tears to my eyes. And get this, continuing to nurse is one of the ways to keep the infection down. Tylenol or ibuprofen and an antibiotic seem to be making a dent in the pain.  

People make breast feeding out to be this wonderful experience.  You are providing your child with this life giving nourishment...blah, blah, blah.  It is a good thing...however, it's a lot of work.  Hard work.  So, if you see a nursing mother be sure to remember, she's doing hard work! 

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