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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Food, Costco, and a spoiled baby.

This post is exactly what the title says...food, costco, and a spoiled baby. A little random but that's life. Starting with food...tonight we are visiting my family in California. My mom and sisters are throwing me a baby shower plus I'm done with school so I can do whatever I want. We had all eaten a late lunch so around 10 I was getting pretty hungry and my mom (after a full day) says, "sorry guys but we're being scroungy tonight" referring to dinner. Scroungy is an interesting word, sounds really funny and I don't think it's a real word. Anyways, after looking in the fridge and exploring my options I came up with a wise and delicious plan. It included, fresh multi-grain bread, colby jack cheese slices, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, fresh turkey, and a touch of mayo. I was thoroughly impressed with my quick thinking ability; I usually have to rely on someone else to come up with my dinner or resort to a poor cereal or toast choice. Tonight was very different. Maybe it's motherly intuition? If so, I am really liking being a mom already. I have always been the worst with making up my mind so this is a great feat for me.

On to the next subject: Costco...what a great store! My mom told me this morning she had to take a trip to costco because we were running low on food. From the time she told me this untill the time we went I became very excited about going. I realized that I LOVE going to costco. There's so much good about that store. One: Everything is really good quality; If you get it at costco, you know it's a good product. Two: They have great stye. I mean their baby clothes are always SO cute not to mention all their home decor, furniture, clothing, etc. Three: Their prices are great! Four: Their food is really good too. One of Andrew and my recent favorites is their Talapia which is a type of mild white fish. Andrew's mom introduced it to us while we were eating over one night. I fell in love because I was looking for a way to bring fish into my diet (as the doctor counsels) and really didn't like any fish well enough to eat any significant amount of. This fish, however, was so yummy and did not taste like fish at all! It took on the flavor of the spices that were cooked onto it. I guess that is what makes Talapia so popular; because it's so mild it can take on basically any flavor and really brings out that flavor. So, here is how we make our Talapia...frozen or thawed (dethawed as Andrew calls it)...either spread some butter or oil onto the fish. Then add some salt, pepper, and creole seasoning (really cheap at the store). Place it on a george foreman (or a pan or BBQ, anything really) and cook it for about five minutes. That's it! It's such a good meal, quick and so good for you. Enough about fish....costco....it's a great store and I really love it. I also love thier food court thing, yum. I guess I'm a little obsessed with food right now.

Last subject: A Spoiled Baby...is exactly what our little girl is even without being born yet. I had heard rumors from my sisters that my mom was going overboard with baby stuff. I figured she would do this but didn't realize how much she had actually gotten untill today. This morning I was looking in my brothers room for a book and turned around to face his closet. It was all the way open and I noticed the whole top rack was FILLED with baby outfits (this is like a long closet that takes up a whole wall too). I was shocked! There's was so much stuff there. I didn't spend much time looking because I knew that my mom wanted them to kind of be a surprise at the baby shower. Although I'm not too sure how having me open 50 different presents will go over :) She may have to have each present hold ten outfits. So, after the initial shock I realized that this little girl is going to be completely spoiled. She will not be lacking in clothes. I decided after seeing that, that I will not purchase any outfits. There would be no reason; I'm afraid I won't be enough days in this little one's first years to wear everyone of those outfits more than once! Man, gotta love moms. I am not complaining though; I love clothes and it's even better that I don't have to buy them. It also added one more level to my anxiety/excitement/ "I can't wait for my baby to come out". (does that make sense) In other words, I am even more anxious to see our little girl and hopefully time will pass fast.

Well, this blog turned out to be pretty long. I hope I didn't bore anyone to death although usually when we look at blogs, it means we're already pretty bored right? So, I hope everyone has a great week, finds something yummy to eat, and maybe gets a little spoiled (it can't hurt).

8 comments:

Kirsten said...

baby clothes are so cute! its a shame they grow out of them so fast.

aoe said...

I love Costco too! Sounds like you're having fun in California!! We miss you. Mandy had her baby today!

The Lewis Family said...

I swear I commented on her yesterday but don't see it so I will comment (again) today. Grandma's are awesome when it comes to grandbaby's. Jasmin was the first grandbaby and greatgrandbaby on my side so we were set through gifts :)

Michelle said...

Loved the post! Babies go through like 2-3 outfits a day sometimes, so that'll be nice to have so many outfits!

Nanna said...
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Nanna said...

Seriously I think your mom with a lil help from other ladies got you EVERYTHING you'll need. Have you ever opened so many gifts that were pink or frilly?! haha Your shower was awesome, totally delicious and adorable and fun. It was great seeing you too.. duh!

Breanna said...

See, I told you Mom went crazy!!

I'll give you the rest of your presents when I see you this week. Have fun at home!

Nanna said...

Dude I totally know about Fro-yo. Robynne was the manager there when she moved to UT like what, a year ago. I hear it's ghetto though. anyway, u must make frozen yogurt dates with erin.lol