There's bad news and there's good news. The bad news is that baby girl is having tummy issues and the doctor's office has requested that I omit dairy from my diet for at least a week. What? No milk? No cheese? No yogurt? I am seriously bummed as milk has been one of the few things I've really wanted since giving birth. I can do without the others, but I am unhappy about the milk. Funny thing is- I didn't even drink milk until I was in grad school. I'm making up for it now. I guess I'll pick up some soy milk for my cereal??
The good news isn't really news. Some background...I went through an "I heart Barefoot Contessa" phase around the time M and I got married. We didn't have cable, so I had never seen the show. I loved her from her cookbooks. Then we got cable, and I thought that she seemed...indulgent...in an overly opulent way. It bothered me enough that I quit watching her show, content to love her cookbooks without loving her. Enter today's episode. I was sitting on the bed nursing the wee one, and I'd left all of my books and magazines out of arm's reach. The remote, however, was right there. Barefoot Contessa was on, and she was making an Asian-inspired meal that I'm pretty sure caused drool to flow freely from my dairy-free lips. Crunchy Noodle Salad and Eli's Asian Salmon (the salmon recipe is from Eli Zabar). The ingredient lists for both dishes are pretty extensive, but OH MY! The food looked amazing. She also made a lemon yogurt cake with blueberry sauce, which looked yum-scrum, too. I'm so hungry now- and so in the mood to play in the kitchen all day. Alas, I hear a baby squirming upstairs.
Five Senses Friday
Sight: S's feet pressed against the edge of the sink during her bath the other night, S stretching as she wakes up, breakfast at the edge of the bed
Sound: baby girl "laughing" today as she entertained herself while I brushed my teeth
Smell: chicken roasting on Valentine's Day
Taste: milk, sweet nectar of the dairy cow
Touch: kisses that I steal from under S's chin...it's one of my favorite parts of her
Happy weekend, peeps.