Having a bun in the oven should be like second nature to me.
I love putting stuff in the oven!
Cookies, cakes, breads, muffins, pies, potatoes, casseroles, vegetables.
I truly enjoy cooking and before there was a baby blog, there was a food blog to document all my adventures in cookery.
Although what I’m cooking up now is a completely new experience for me.
When I found out I was cooking for two, I was determined to eat as healthfully and nutritiously as I could.
But Shay’s always been a healthy eater!
I hear you.
But believe me when I say digestive issues have kept me from eating my best in the past few years.
Knowing that I was going to have a belly full of baby and bloating no matter what I did or didn’t eat, I scrapped trying to tame my tummy troubles and dove head first into the way I’ve always wanted to eat.
I’m not sure if it was a true pregnancy craving or just my body rejoicing at eating a bowl full of carbs, but I could just not get enough oatmeal.
I fear that nausea and morning sickness are right around the corner, so I went ahead and indulged morning, noon, and sometimes even at night.
This bowl full of comforting nutrition is sweetened with apple cider, applesauce, cinnamon, and raisins.
I threw in some pumpkin seeds for a little protein and nostalgia for fall.
The craving must have hit John (the peanut planter) too because he’s been digging in practically every day since implantation.
Here’s the recipe just in case you get a sympathy craving:
Apple Cider Oatmeal
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup apple cider
1 cup water
1/2 cup applesauce or 1 apple, chopped
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Add all ingredients to medium sized pot.
Cook slowly for 5-10 minutes.
Serve warm with additional toppings, if desired.
I pray to all that is Holy that I keep my appetite for the next 8 months!