Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Brief Hiatus

Last year I began the year with a goal for my blog -- to cook one recipe out of each of my cookbooks by the end of the year. Obviously, I suck, and that didn't happen. This year, I'm beginning the year with a temporary goodbye, since on Friday we'll be welcoming the precious baby boy I've been baking for the past nine months. For the most part things will probably be pretty quiet around here (on the blog, not in my house -- I'm sure it will be quite loud and hectic there!), as we'll be eating all of the meals I've been freezing for the last couple of months.

Speaking of frozen meals, check out my freezer:

I wanted to freeze a lot more food that I actually did, but sprained ankles and kidney stones and LIFE got in the way, and anyway I don't think I could fit anything else in my freezer if I tried. Here's a complete list of everything I've frozen in preparation for our new bundle of joy (not the Pizza Rolls, obviously -- I just love them and always have a bag on hand):

Southwestern chicken corn chowder (a recipe it appears I never shared with you, but it's from this cookbook; I'll post the recipe later)

Creamed chicken for biscuits
Baked ziti
Lasagna soup
Spinach artichoke pasta
Cream cheese potato soup
Sausage ricotta meatballs
Macaroni and cheese
Chicken spaghetti
Parmesan knots
Chocolate chip apple bread
Chocolate chip cream cheese vanilla bean muffins

I'll update when my frozen supply runs out and I actually start cooking again. At that point, I'll be trying to lose the baby weight, so you can expect lots of healthy and vegetarian recipes. And of course you'll get a photo of the new baby, but other than that, there probably won't be much content over the next couple of months. (If you're interested, I'll probably be updating a little bit more frequently on my other site.) I hope you stick with me during this absence, and I'll see you when I get my cooking groove back!


Courtney said...

enjoy your hiatus and your new little one, how exciting!

Sonya said...

Take care Cassie and of course we will all be here when you get back:)

I cant wait to see pics:)

Keri said...

I'm so excited for you and your family, Cassie! And, I can't wait to see a picture of that little guy. I'll miss you and can't wait till you're back to blogging. Take care!!

Stephanie said...

Enjoy the time with your newborn.

Donna-FFW said...

I'll miss seeing you here.. but enjoy your little one.. how exciting, and relax. Great idea to stock the freezer so well. XXOO!!

4*KowBoys said...

Congrats on your new bundle of joy! Take care and and enjoy your family!

Katie said...

I am going to miss seeing your new items however I am sure I will be just as busy here shortly. Good luck on Friday...I will be thinking of you, Joe, and the new little man!

Debbie said...

I'll miss you Cassie. I really enjoy visiting your blog. Enjoy your family time and the new little bundle!!! Best wishes to all of you and looking forward to your return!!!!

Cara said...

I'm sending lots of happy thoughts your way, Cassie! I hope everything goes smoothly on Friday, and I can't wait to see photos of the newest addition to your family! Enjoy all of those great freezer meals! Best wishes to you and your family!

K. Anne said...

I hope that everything goes well for you and the little one!