Or namely one.
-Pregnant woman that is.
OK... me. I'm the emotional pregnant woman since you had to ask!
No one in my family has died of sugar yet (I realize there's still time), and I also realize that quality of life due to eating chocolate and sipping Java Chip Frappaccino's and mocha's has an actual duration of one to three hours at best. It's a very NICE three hours, but suffice to say the long-range effects are not the ones I experience in that time period. I admit it. I know the truth, and STILL... I eat sugar, hydrogenated cream, and caffeine. Not only that, but I unblushingly own that I like my Safeway Rocky Road ice cream and will probably continue to eat it (just ask Courtney or Heather).
However... That being said, I am extremely desirous of feeling better, less tired, achy, and grouchy. A combination of things provoke these tendencies perhaps, but I know what I should do, and that is the hard thing.
How come the right thing is usually the hard thing?
Anyway... I digress. There is a personal war here I think many can relate to, and I know that in the joking and grinning we cringe at our own lost battles, and sympathize with the failings of our dear sisters as well.
I cheer for their efforts.
I cry for their losses.
I understand their determination.
I believe in their reasons.
All for the glory of the Lord God as we strive to honor Him with every lovely thing He has blessed us with.
And I raise my overflowing cup with joy and laughter, knowing He WILL be glorified in us as we seek Him over everything else!
-Even if that cup is filled with mocha;-)
That being said, I would LOVE for each to share their victories with ME. I need more practical help - even though I've done this (being pregnant, tired, and emotional) a couple times before.
So tell me, Jenny... how did YOU get through tired groggy pregnancies with grace and mercy?
Tell me Carri...
Tell me Jess...
Tell me Mother Hen...
Tell me Courtney........
How? What? Tell me more...
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Today I had the most lovely surprise! My sister Molly and her husband Nick dropped in for an afternoon of visiting with their new pup Cali. What a delight! We sat on the porch under the Wisteria and Roses sipping tea and watching children run wild in the yard.
Later in the afternoon we were joined by my Brother Charlie and his family (including two more dogs) and the porch chairs filled, and the yard became even more wild (in a delightful sort of way). Charlie's family and my friend Diane joined us for dinner this evening, which is where I get the point of my post title. The children and I made a Chinese dinner for "school" today since we have been learning a tiny bit about that country, and that included dessert (not actually Chinese that I know of) which was a Coconut milk Custard.
That's what this post was to be about: that custard-that-wasn't-Chinese-but-was-made-for-the-Chinese-dinner-we-did-for-school-etc-etc-etc...
Anyway, the dinner turned out lovely. Edible anyways, and the Coconut dessert we could take or leave, BUT here is the point. Yes "THE" point: IF you like custard, this was a very high protein low sugar dilly that even Jenny would have no need to alter.
The recipe here as follows:
- 5 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons of honey (or 1/3 cup rapadura or sugar if you're not into honey)
- 1 cup coconut milk*
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Options: add a little cinnamon or nutmeg during or after baking. My photo shows a dusting of cinnamon but I usually skip this and let the natural coconut flavor prevail.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place rack in center of oven. Beat eggs, honey, and coconut milk until frothy. A stick blender works perfectly fine as well.
Pour mixture into 8" by 8" baking dish or individual ramekins/containers. Place in larger pan filled with hot water. Water should be halfway up the sides of baking dish. Bake 30-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake. If serving hot, spoon into dishes; if serving cold, allow mixture to cool before cutting into squares.Notes from me:
*It was an easy recipe to make.
*We used Honey.
*I doubled it for my family size since four servings wasn't going to cut it!
*AND I was pleased that this is one more high protein food for Carolina and myself because of all the eggs! How cool is that?
So in the interest of preserving my friendship with Miss Jenny in Colorado, I scored me a point today making a healthy-ish treat for my family. Don't you think I earned it?!
Love you Jenny!