by Bethany McDonnell
I have spent the last 20 something years of my life not being able to relate to pregnant women. In fact, I'm not sure if I gave relating to them much thought. But expecting a baby this year, I now understand that a big obstacle that you have to overcome is the comments and questions.
During the time when a woman is expecting, you could have the great opportunity to say something wonderful to her and make her day. You could try things like a few of the sweet things I've gotten...
Or...you could be one of those crazy people that says strange things like...
All I can say is...
Bless all of you who have said something sweet to me. And...
If you do say something crazy, I will--after I get over the shock of it--definitely be having a good laugh over it!
Anyone want to share something crazy that someone said to you while pregnant? No need to complain, just share.
We are looking forward to meeting our little boy very soon! Only a few weeks til his due date (October 11). We decided to get a few maternity shots before our little boy made his entrance. Enjoy!
Both Rick and I have a special love for biscuits and gravy. I found/modified a recipe that we really love and would like to share with you.
For the biscuits, we use this Fluffy Biscuit recipe from Taste of Home. To me, they turn out too crumbly for an every day biscuit, but they are perfect for biscuits and gravy.
For the gravy, we use a modified version of this Super Sausage Gravy recipe from All Recipes.
1 lb. Jimmy Dean sausage (we like sage)
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3 c. milk
salt and pepper to taste
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain sausage, if preferred. Stir in flour until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk. You can add one more cup of milk to make more gravy. Cook gravy until thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over hot biscuits. Refrigerate leftovers.
2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. milk
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter (or drinking glass works too!). Place on a lightly greased baking sheet (or pizza pan). Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
If you try this recipe and like it, let us know.