I haven't bothered to pack a bag for the hospital; previous experience suggests that labor is proof against pretty much all distractions, that you may as well go home in the clothes you arrived in because you still look pregnant, and that the baby will be professionally swaddled the whole time and oblivious to any adorable outfits you attempt to impose.
Last week's recipes turned out thusly:
- Eggplant and fig caponata -- Excellent as always, the only problem is that one tends to eat too much of it on this fantastic foccaccia and can hardly eat any dinner.
- Red Potato and Tomato Gratin -- Just okay, a lot of work for what you get out of it; I doubt I'll make it again.
- Spiced Kuri Squash and Chicken Stew -- Really good. The squash turned out to be very dense and not too sweet, and went marvelously with the spice. I wish I had used both squash and skipped the chicken. Seriously.
- North Woods Bean Soup -- Old standby for a reason. She ate two helpings = success.
- Mushroom and Fettucine with Red Pepper Flakes -- Excellent! I didn't have as many mushrooms as recommended, added some sliced up pattypan squash. It was really good..
- Couscous Salad with Chickpeas and Tomatoes -- Haven't made this in a long time; it remains an excellent recipe
- Chicken fried rice with bok choy
- Bo nuong cha (about halfway down the page)
- Improv pasta salad
- Stuffed squash
- Chicken with linguine, leeks and tomatoes
Tonight, assuming I don't have a baby, I'll be meeting with a new supper club for the first time, but I'll try to blog that separately.