Cooking is my form of nesting, apparently.

Lately, I’m finding myself in the kitchen trying out lots of new recipes.

I have to wonder — is this part of the “nesting” phase that all mommy-to-bes go through? I know nesting typically involves getting the nursery ready (and once the rocking chair arrives on Thursday, this weekend will be dedicated to finishing the nursery completely, so expect pictures!), but can nesting involve other aspects too?

Like cooking?

Bagpiper, of course, does not seem to mind that I’m hosting cooking shows in the kitchen every night. He gets delicious, awesome meals AND gets to take leftovers to work for lunch the next day (assuming there are left overs).

Last night I made a really great meal of balsamic rosemary chicken, roasted vegetables and potatoes. I did a variation on this recipe here. It came out delicious.

Balsamic rosemary chicken, roasted veggies and potatoes

But what really turned out to be a huge success in our house, was what I made for dinner tonight: Chicken taco bowls made in the crock pot. I used this recipe, only instead of cooking on low for eight hours, I cooked on high for about six. I also added some chopped onion and some chopped green onion and didn’t use any cilantro because I didn’t have any.

Still, when I served this up for dinner (which for me was just a few hours ago), Bagpiper’s response was, “OMG. This is amazing!”

The best part of this meal? There is plenty leftover, and if for some reason he decides not to take any for his lunch tomorrow, I can freeze the leftovers for later. Yea. That’s right. Leftovers are freezable!

Highly recommend this recipe. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s very yummy.

Chicken taco bowls!

Tomorrow I’m testing out a recipe for Asian-inspired flat iron steak with some hibachi-style fried rice.

For all the mommies out there — what did you do during your nesting phase? Where you as avid a cook as I’m being?


2 responses

  1. It looks delicious too!

    October 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

    • Thank you! Both meals were excellent, but hubby really loved the chicken taco bowl (which is good, because that was such an easy meal to prepare — you just throw everything in the crock pot!)

      October 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

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