Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cooking Spree

Okay, so I'm having a hard time writing the Thailand post. I can't figure out how I want to organize it, and am overwhelmed by which photos I want to use to summarize such an amazing trip!

So . . . you'll have to be patient with me for the recap.

In the mean time, I have been cooking and baking up a storm. I guess I really missed it while we were gone. Thai food is delicious, but of course, I missed my kitchen. I guess we were tided over by the awesome cooking class we took in Chiang Mai. But, that, of course, will be revealed in the Thailand post -- someday.

Here are some things I have been working on since I got home:

Peach and Cherry Cobbler! Had to use up the peaches -- they ripened a bit too much after only 1 day! Plus, the tons of cherries from Costco!

Blueberry oatmeal muffins from this month's Cooking Light.
Wheat and Honey rolls with sesame, poppy seeds, and oats.

Spinach and green onion quiche -- it is delicious! Another recipe from this month's Cooking Light.

I also made a really good Summer squash and corn soup that was super easy and delicious!

Despite all the amazing cooking creations, Chris and I passed Cherokee Street the other day and just had to stop at La Vallesana. Chris had not tried their tortas, and we decided now was the time!

La Vallesana is on Cherokee Street in Saint Louis, which is where you will find all of the authentic Mexican restaurants and stores.
Yum! He loved it. Believe it or not, this is just half of a torta -- we split ONE! I also had the most delicious Agua Fresca -- it was essentially juiced fresh pineapple blended with water -- and it was the best pineapple drink I have ever had. It was like the liquid version of this mini pineapple I had in Thailand (which was the best pineapple EVER).

Chris and I really have to buckle down on our health right now, because we are headed into our next round of In Vitro. I got my schedule in the mail from my Reproductive Endocrinologist's office yesterday. It confirms that I start Lupron on August 18th and then go in for a check and possible start stims on August 27th. I am nervous and excited. I have a good feeling about this cycle, but I don't want to, because I don't want to get my hopes up. At the same time, I don't want to suppress any good thoughts, because positive thinking can do a lot for the body. Argggh, what a mind f$#%.


  1. I am drooling over your baked goods from the sweet to the savory. Everything looks amazing as I'm sure that is how it tasted.

    I hope you do post about your Thai cooking lesson.

  2. Oh my, I totally know what you mean about writing trip reports! It always takes me a while too. Maybe you could try writing everything in your head in a stream of thought type way and then doing back and editing. But give yourself a lot of time and don't rush it. Travel posts are hard.

  3. these look great! since your trip was so extensive you could probably break it up into several posts and then it wouldn't be too overwhelming for you or your loyal readers. ;)

  4. Yeah, I was going to break it up for sure. But, I can't decide which way I want to organize it -- a food post, sights post, culture post; or a Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Islands post?

  5. Oh, that spinach and green onion quiche looks gorgeous. And, I can't wait to hear about your Thailand trip.