Monday, September 21, 2009

Done with the first trimester!

It's a great feeling to finally be able to say that. This has been a weird pregnancy. General nausea, but not much vomiting ... very different from my last pregnancy. But the headaches. Oh, the headaches. They can stop any time now. Please.

I thought about posting a "belly picture," and then I thought again. I'm not really showing yet. I don't want to bore you with a picture of me attempting to show you a "belly." It's pointless.

I made some Spanish rice last night for dinner. I invented this recipe, so feel free to add to it or take away what you want. It's super-easy -- throw everything into a Crock Pot and voila! You have a delicious side dish. And it smells heavenly when it cooks.

Easy Crock Pot Spanish Rice

2 c rice, uncooked
2 c chicken broth
8 oz diced tomatoes with juice
½ c dried onions (or 1 onion, finely chopped)
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Cholula hot sauce (or any other kind) -- you can add more if you want it spicier!

Combine in Crock Pot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours. Stir periodically.
Serves 8 - 10.


  1. One down! That recipe looks good I will have to try it.

  2. YEAH!!!! If you only knew how long I've been wanting a GOOD spanish rice recipe. :) AND the fact that you can make it in the crock pot pretty much completes my life. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    Also, yea for the 2nd trimester of bliss!!! :)


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