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    Chicken and Salads and Tea, Oh My!

    June 2, 2006 by Brandy Vencel

    Everyone always says that pregnancy is full of cravings. My pregnancies tend to be full of anti-cravings due to the extreme nausea. I really don’t mean to start filling this blog with the gory details of my pregnancy. But I can’t get it out of my mind today, so I thought the readers might humor me.

    What I mean by “anti-cravings” is that most every form of food sounds horrible to me! The other evening I told Si that we had “no food in the house.” He proceeded to walk around from freezer to refrigerator to pantry and give me a dozen options, and the thought of every one of them turned my stomach.

    But, like my other pregnancies, there are a couple things that sound good.

    If “you are what you eat,” then it logically follows that unborn babies must be what their mothers eat. Which means E. should look something like a bean burrito from Taco Bell.

    Daughter A. should look like mild cheddar cheese. Actually, since I couldn’t keep much down with her, it’s more likely she is made entirely of Cocoa Krispies.

    Well, I have finally found my favorites for this baby. Iced tea is, of course, a great remedy for the slow digestion associated with hormonal nausea. But what about food? Expensive salads, of course! It is terribly unfortunate for me that I had to fall in love with two $8 salads, but I couldn’t help myself! I suppose I should just be pleased that it is healthier than my past obsessions with processed burritos and chocolate cereal.

    So I must share which salads they are! There are two. The first is the Southwestern Chicken Salad from Sequoia Sandwich Shop, and the runner-up is the Crispy Chicken Salad from Chili’s.

    I have already resigned myself that, due to their cost, I will not be partaking of them very often at all. But I’m hoping this post might inspire Si when he considers our next date!


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  • Reply Hausfrau Cheri June 9, 2006 at 9:59 am

    My mom always told me that I was a chili dog from the little shop around the corner. 🙂

    My kids are chocolate ice cream. My son is also peanut butter and exotic sea food (squid and such) with noodles.

  • Reply rebecca June 5, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Thankfully, he drives by one on the way home from work. The only other foods that sound good to me are things that are spicy. I DON’T ask him to drive to Chipotle (30 some miles) unless we are already in town for some other reason.

  • Reply Brandy June 5, 2006 at 3:09 am

    Mmmmm…All this food sounds good. Rebecca, exactly how far is “the border” from your place? Nick must be exhausted!

  • Reply rebecca June 5, 2006 at 2:55 am

    Mmmm…. Taco Bell. Actually, just the nachos (cheese and chips, nothing fancy). That was all I wanted last week. Poor Nick!

  • Reply Kimbrah June 4, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    I totally know what you are talking about Brandy! I think Karlos would be an Italian combo sandwich from Ralph’s (funny, you guys don’t have those anymore and the name of the store associated with morning sickness is interesting) and he would also be cheesecake. Bobby would be a sweet potato and this baby will be a bean and cheese burrito from Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito or California Rolls with avocado. OR a roast beef sandwich from Cindy’s Deli.

    I am just starting to get past the nausea, but now I am getting heartburn in the evenings. Peppermint Altoids are my best friend and constant companion these days. Great post. Eddie and I went through the exact same food discussion about a month and a half ago.

  • Reply Brandy June 4, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    You crack me up! 🙂

  • Reply Grace June 3, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    Hmmmmm…this is a fun game! So, we are what we eat. So, technically, this past few days I’ve had chinese food, so I’m Chinese! Or should I say “ethnic!” Is this a big surprise or what?! I’m Chinese! Wow, I think this is a sign or something!

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