September 16, 2008

Pickles & Ice Cream

I would be completely remiss if I didn't thank all of you for the comments and emails congratulating us on the new baby. It's been so nice to hear from so many of you!! As for how I'm doing, let's just say that the first trimester is not my friend, so I'm very happy to be moving right along. I'm actually under doctor's orders to stop losing weight (seriously, any other time I would kill for such a problem), so I have implemented a strenuous program involving maximum couch time (yay for the fall tv season) and at least one PSL avec whip per day. That should do the trick.




To go along with my new program, I might need to pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream. I just got an email about it this morning, and how good does that sound?

Photo by Annie's Eats




The other thing I'm craving lately? Dill pickles. (To be fair, pickles are pretty much a staple for me even when not pregnant. So right now I'm in overdrive.) I actually read that dill can have anti-nausea properties, so it's a craving that makes sense. But I've gotten really picky about which ones I like. So I decided to make my own. I know that it sounds like I've gone crazy, but it was SUPER easy, and they were so good. I may have eaten an entire jar yesterday. I found the recipe here, on a blog called Annie's Eats, written by a girl who is far more domestic than I ever hope to be. I actually had all the ingredients on hand, thanks in large part to our CSA veggie deliveries. It took less than 30 minutes to make, then they sit in the fridge for two days. I highly recommend them!

12 comments:

Traci Anne said...

Oooo, your own dill pickles? YUM. Also, that ice cream, holy crap.

Also! I totally spazzed out during the wrap skirt post and forgot to leave a comment, so here's a belated CONGRATS!!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream!!! I think I've died and gone to heaven!

Legallyblondemel said...

Hope the first semester yuckiness subsides!

And, ohmigod, OMG, and all the other stuff the kids are saying nowdays, when did Ben & Jerry's start making PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE ice cream? It's now on my purchase list for tonight - right after I go to the gym, that is.

GrannySmithGreen said...

Enjoy (ha!) every minute. It will be over before you know it! Thanks for the fun posts!

Mom x 2 said...

Share your secret to being pregnant and losing weight! Wow - what a problem to have! I hope you feel better soon and get big and happy!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

OK, I usually resort to Edy's pumpkin ice cream or a road trip to TCBY for the pumpkin yogurt but this sounds SO GOOD!!! On my list as I LOVE pumpkin cheesecake...

Take it easy! :)

Kappa Prep said...

That ice cream looks amazing!!! I want to go out and find a pint after work!

suburban prep said...

Congratulations on your upcoming arrival.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream sounds like heaven.
Go to Hackenys they have great pickles. My sister is due in December and she has a craving for the inside out burger or the corned beef on rye every now and again.

Preppy Sue said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you and your family, best wishes to everyone!

Libby said...

Congratulations!! Now eat up! :)

Remotography said...

I just have to let you know that I've had a PSL everyday except Monday. Thanks for the new addiction! It was great seeing everyone this weekend. Hope you have a great week! -Ann

Muffy said...

WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! BACK UP!!!!! Pumpkin Cheesecake ICE CREAM?!?!?!!? YES PLEASE!