Monday, May 13, 2013

Chloe @ Rainbows & Honeysuckle - {Guest Post}

I'm happy to introduce you all to Chloe, another amazing sponsor this month!  Be sure to check out her is the cutest (just like her and her little cutie Travis), AND I just LOVE the name of her blog!

Hi, I'm Chloe! I blog over at Rainbows & Honeysuckle, but I'm excited to be guest posting on Stephanie's cute blog! :)
I love looking at all of Stephanie's weekly meal plans and recipes, but I'm honestly quite jealous. I can't cook. I still meal plan and try to cook every night, but usually something goes wrong.

Give me something easy like spaghetti, hamburger or chicken helper, or something like that, and I'm fine. But recently I've been trying to use actual cook books for a bit more variety, and let's just say that I need to pay a little bit more attention to the directions.

A couple of weeks ago I made a "Spinach, Artichoke, and Lima Bean Rigatoni." Sounds great, right? I have a ton of bagged dried beans, so I decided to use a bag of lima beans. Apparently there are two parts to the directions: preparation and cooking. I only noticed the hour and a half long "preparation" and missed the two hour long "cooking." Needless to say, the lima beans were not cooked. They were crunchy and disgusting. Ruined the whole meal and I had to throw the entire thing out.

Then last week I decided on something easy like Italian Rice and Beans. The recipe called for brown rice, which I'd never used before, but decided to be healthy and give it a go instead of just substituting white rice. Well, when the recipe says you need "quick-cooking" brown rice, apparently that's different. My boyfriend just decided we'd call it "Crunchy Rice and Beans."

So even though Stephanie's blog is basically all about cooking, and I can't cook, I still think we'd get along fabulously. :) Maybe we can have virtual play dates for our babies. My little guy is already three months old!
One tip for when your little girl is born: it is okay to put her down! I think for the whole first week we were home, I carried Travis almost non-stop. I held him when he slept and even tried to go to the bathroom a couple of times holding him because I was terrified to put him down. I don't really know why, it's not like he was gonna get up and walk away. :)

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