Welcome to Bumblemom. As my name suggestions, I’m bumbling along as best I can as I navigate a new culture, kids, and style.

Ready-Made Food

My first trimester with Baby #2 is best described as "anti-food."  I didn't want to look at, cook, or especially smell food of any kind, and my diet consisted primarily of mashed potatoes and saltines.  Needless to say, Robert wasn't getting his usual home-cooked goodness.  Instead, he got the best ready-made food I could find and reheat.  By best, I mean readily available and not at all offensive to my trigger-happy stomach.  And sometimes that's just how life goes, and I certainly appreciate the options available, including six of our favorites:

  1. Torchy's Tacos. Really in any form. Robert is a big fan of the Independent, #2 Breakfast Taco, and street corn.

  2. Central Market's grilled salmon with sautéed spinach and orzo with garden vegetables. 3 minutes in the microwave and dinner is done.

  3. Whole Food's buffet, especially their falafel, mac 'n cheese, and assorted corn dishes.

  4. Star of India's Chicken Tikka Masala - a little spice is nice (except when you're suffering from awful morning sickness, which really should be called all-day-every-day sickness).

  5. Chango's Quesadilla Gigantes with grilled mahi-mahi. Oh cheese, you are so tasty, especially when hugged by warm, toasted tortillas.

  6. Central Market's pre-made spinach and mushroom quiche. The one downside to this option is that it really needs to go in the oven for about 20-25 minutes ahead of time. Sometimes that pre-planning just didn't happen.

I am cautiously optimistic that I might be able to venture into the kitchen some day soon.  Until then, I am the take-out queen.

Green Beans and Radish Simplified

Lunch Box