Adventures of a Non Cook
A week ago, I made Dad a pineapple ice box cake for Father’s Day. =) I aced it. Who wouldn’t? After all, it was a no bake, no cook recipe. Four hours after chilling, my family was already feasting on it.
This week, I’m working on making different kinds of spread. It seems I haven’t been gaining weight and I am also anemic, a combination that won’t bode well for the baby in the long run. So, necessity being the mother of invention, I am forced to become more creative. Since I seem to have developed a kid’s appetite these days (the kind of “pida” kid I was, I was a picky eater.), I have to dupe myself into eating more. I search for “food for picky eaters” and decide that sandwiches will do the trick.
I loved to eat cheese pimiento sandwiches. All through out the day, I would visit the ref in between games, take out the jar where mom stored our homemade cheese pimiento spread and make myself sandwiches. It’s funny how having a baby has brought back my old eating habits. I am only able to eat half of every serving. I’m even tempted to just swallow everything with a gulp of water as I used to do.
Side story: To get me and my sister to eat, mom and dad and our yaya made a contest of eating. The first to finish her food would be the winner. I knew I could never win against my sister, the voracious eater, so I had to adapt my own tactics. Day after day, I won by downing all the food with water. Eventually, I had to give up my position as top eater when I had to be rushed to the hospital for extreme indigestion. Suffice it to say, that I will never try that strategy again. =)
I am left with having to plan my meals. This is even more stressful than planning for hearings. Haha. =) Someday, I will learn to cook to my heart’s desires..someday..