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My labor – an induction story

I recently had my first baby, which I never really made clear on here.

I thought I’d be blogging about my pregnancy but it didn’t really happen. As things progressed, I realized I wasn’t so keen on revealing such intimate details of my life and the changes going on with my body.

But now that he’s here, I would like to play around with blogging about more personal things in life, and this could be a great forum to document my journey into parenthood.

That said, I do want to take precautions to protect his and my privacy, and those of other people I’m writing about.

It all starts with a really long labor.

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Dilly goldfish snacks

Yesterday, the husband and I were going to see some friends up in the Queensbury area (about 45 minutes north of us). We decided to do a hike up there before heading over.

Usually I try to bring an appetizer or side dish of some kind to these shindigs – I knew I’d have to choose something portable this time, that could sit in the car for a couple hours.

This recipe comes to us from my favorite cookbook, The Rookie Cook. I’d been meaning to try it for years, and finally got an excellent opportunity to.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (1 oz) envelope Ranch dressing seasoning*
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 package (4 cups) plain-flavored goldfish crackers

*The original recipe uses half an envelope. I used the whole thing and still found dill to be the predominant flavor.

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Difference between: raw milk and pasteurized milk

This may be one of the more controversial Difference Betweens.

This is also one of those posts that could easily go on forever in a million different directions, so I’m going to try to give it to you on the straight and narrow: the difference between raw milk and pasteurized milk.

Photo credit: BestFoodFacts.org

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Baked chicken nuggets

The fiance found this one for me to try – I served them with honey mustard and ketchup dipping sauces, and chili cheese hot dogs. (What else would go with chicken nuggets? Comment and let me know, because I do not.)

Ingredients:

  • 3 skinless boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

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Kids at weddings. . .and exceptions

Having kids at the wedding – this was something I was really back and forth on. Eventually, I came down on the “no” side.

I love kids. I really do. I was a Santa’s Helper/Easter Bunny Helper at the mall for several years, I babysit all the time, plan on having my own kids, etc. But there are some good reasons to not have kids at the wedding.

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