My thoughts have been consumed by food this week. When will I eat lunch? What is for lunch? Is there a snack in the faculty room? Can I convince David to go out for Thai food tonight? Will there be enough dinner to share between the two of us? These are just a few of the questions I ask myself multiple times everyday. It is clear that my body is busy busy busy growing this little boy and that my stomach and appetite have not yet been affected by a constrained size but have rather been enhanced by my new maternal burden. Whenever I see someone eating, even if it is just someone passing by in a car, my stomach is triggered and I am immediately famished! Full and content one moment, the smell of food can instigate hunger pangs instantly. It has gotten to the point that I sometimes have to stop myself and say, "Whoa...are you really hungry or are you just being a food-crazed pregnant woman right now?" Typically the answer to the question is the latter. When I am able to reflect past my hunger mood swings, I am left laughing from my ridiculous food thoughts. The other afternoon for example, I walked out of my classroom and there on the ground in the hallway was one lone gummy bear. He stared up at me with his delicious gummy self and I felt compelled to bend down and gobble him up. There I stood deeply conflicted. I wanted to clean up the gummy bear from the floor in order to keep the school tidy, but what if I was unable to stop myself from eating the gummy bear once I bent down to pick it up!? Clearly I restrained myself but laughing I was left thinking, "This is clearly only something that a pregnant woman thinks!"
We were all set to make meatloaf last night. I had been dreaming about that hefty loaf of meat for a week. David was on board and all that was needed were the ingredients. Then browsing through the list of blogs that I follow I saw eat, live, run's latest culinary post. The image of her Spicy Thai Shrimp Skillet changed everything. Asian food is my go to food. I could eat Thai food every single night. There is never a week or day in which I am not craving it. So to see a homemade Thai dish that David would most likely also enjoy really had me intrigued. Rushing off to Whole Foods, I ditched the meatloaf for another time and loaded up on the new ingredients. The recipe was incredibly easy to make. Her blog stated that it took 30 minutes and she was right. The only piece of the meal we had to "wait" on was the rice. Everything else cooking up within minutes. It was really delicious and yet again we are looking forward to the leftovers!