Archive for January, 2010

Snakes and Snails and Puppy dog tails…AGAIN

We received confirmation today at my third ultrasound that we are definitely having another boy. I am 32 weeks today and my Doctor wanted to check on the baby’s growth progress. Our newest baby boy is doing well and according to the ultrasound tech’s prediction he is right on track to be about 7 – 7 1/2 lbs when he is born. I have never had an ultrasound this far along – it was a different but good experience. Poor little guy looks so cramped in there! The ultrasound pictures and video never represent clearly what we get to see during the ultrasound, but the tech did manage to capture this gem:

Those lips are identical to Jonah’s when he is stretching his out to give kisses. In many of the pictures I could see the baby’s strong resemblance to both Elijah and Jonah. Just 8 more weeks and we will be able to see and hold our newest, precious, little boy…we can’t wait!!

Can’t get these chewy, delicious croutons out of my mind

For as long as we have lived in Indiana Jill and Quaid have highly recommended the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday’s. They particularly are fans of the fresh made Pumpernickel croutons. So, the other day after running some errands Ben and I and the boys decided to try out the salad bar and see what all the fuss is about. Well, let me just tell you I understand now. The croutons are REALLY good. So good, that I can’t stop craving them. I can’t get them out of my head. It’s bad…I even went to the grocery store and bought Pumpernickel bread so I can make them tonight. BUT, I looked up some copycat recipes, and funny enough they are not made out of Pumpernickel bread. They are actually made out of Dark Honey Wheat bread and they are deep fried. Here is the really simple recipe (slightly modified) taken from the RecipeZaar website:

Ruby Tuesday’s Croutons

SERVES 8 , 6 cups (change servings and units)
* 3 cups dark honey wheat bread, cubed
* garlic salt
* 2 cups oil (for deep frying)

1. Cut the loaf of bread into bit size cubes.
2. Deep fry for about 1 -2 minutes. They should come out semi soft.
3. As the croutons come out of the deep fryer, sprinkle with garlic salt.

YUM…I can’t wait to try this recipe and see how they turn out. Though, I think I will try to bake them rather than fry them.