Friday, July 12, 2013

Countdown to Baby Powell #2 Begins

We were thrilled to find out in early May that we are expecting another baby, and it feels great to finally be able to share the news with friends!  After finally having our first appointment and ultrasound last month at 12 weeks, we started talking about when to tell Sophie and how to share the news.  We decided to tell her on our vacation in Seagrove Beach last week, when we'd have plenty of time with her to answer any two-year-old questions and tell the rest of our friends after our return.  Sophie is elated about being a big sister, although she is skeptical about the possibility of a baby brother.  We'll find out one way or another next month and there's a 50/50 chance we'll spend the ensuing weeks trying to convince her a brother will be great!

We had a relaxing and fun week at the beach, with lots of nice runs on the beach, great food, a little sunshine and lots of pool time and sandcastle-making time.  

Now that we're home again, we're settling back into our routines and enjoying the difference a week made in what our CSA box is bringing us!  This week we had a variety of green peppers, eggplant, cabbage, corn, peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, cucumbers and a few types of squash.  Such great summer foods!  Last night, we had this Tuna and Orzo dish, modified slightly:

Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes Recipe
Original recipe as posted on Taste of Home

1+ cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
3 T minced basil
2 cans light tuna in water, drained
1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 T olive oil
3 T balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook orzo according to package directions, drain and cool.  Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and add tuna.  Fold the tuna mixture into the orzo, then fold the cheese and cherry tomatoes into the mixture.  

I thought it was slightly under-seasoned and added a little more salt and pepper to taste.  I also cut the corn off one of cob (just for myself, would do one cob per person otherwise) and sauteed it on medium heat for about 4 minutes with just a dab of butter.  

This weekend one of the most important people in my life is getting married, and I can't wait to be a part of her day.  More to come on that next week!  Have a great weekend!

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