Hello friends! On Saturday night Jesse got food poisoning. It was then that I realized I’ve never taken care of a sick person before lol. I’ve only had to take care of myself or have others (like my parents & Jesse) take care of me. At first before his sickness worsened, I thought it was hilarious and just thought he had a stomach ache. Yeah, no. It got worse. I had to go to the store and get him some 7up and I spent my Sunday catering to him, cleaning the house, and making him some yummy noodle soup (recipe will be at the bottom of the page!) for dinner. I felt so bad for him, and I’m also sad because he will no longer want to eat at one of my favorite places to get Mexican food, haha. Darn them. I also hung out with my mom on Sunday to get my baby shower invitations printed. I always enjoy being with my mom. I’m a total mama’s girl. Growing up, your parents aren’t your friends. Well, mine weren’t. They’re there to guide you and put your sassy ass in place when you’re getting out of hand (which is soooo not cool when you’re a teen). So to genuinely enjoy being around your parents and considering them a close friend is so great when your older.
Anyways, back to the point I was trying to make with my opening sentence is that now I’m terrified of taking care of a baby. Being the youngest in my family (until all the little cousins were born), I’ve always been the baby and I’ve never taken care of babies or children. Honestly, kids are annoying. I’ve never been around a group of children and thought “Awwww so cute!”. I’ve usually thought, “Ew go away. Where’s your parents? Stop licking the window. Omg I hate you”. Now reading that, you might wonder why the hell I’d want to have my own. It’s just different when they’re your own I guess. My kid will probably annoy the crap out of me but I actually can’t wait for it. I’m excited lol. I truly hope I will be a good mom. I will try so hard to be the best I can be. My goal is to be as loving and accepting as possible, especially in his teen years. I don’t want him to be afraid to come and talk to me about things.
Well, to conclude this post with any pregnancy symptoms this week..there are none really. Same old stuff as last week! I’ve had a few headaches recently but thats about it. I sleep pretty well, considering my tummy is growing. He’s been pretty wild the past few days kicking me a lot. I love it so much! It makes me laugh sometimes too. I have a diabetes doctor appointment on Thursday to go over my numbers so lets hope it all goes well!
Chicken-less Noodle Soup
- 6oz Egg Noodles
- 64oz Vegetable Broth
- 2-3 Carrots, sliced into bite size pieces (or use baby carrots like I did and cut them into thirds)
- 3 Celery Stalks, sliced
- 1/2 Yellow Onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup Frozen Peas (or more, I didn’t really measure these out)
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried Thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried Basil
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (I put more into my soup because I like my soups a bit peppery)
- 1/2 tsp Salt (can add more at the end if needed, but the broth is usually pretty salty)
- Heat the oil in a large sauce pan on medium heat. Add your garlic and onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes until softened a bit. Add carrots and celery and sauté a couple more minutes.
- Add dried spices, salt, and pepper and combine well with the veggies.
- Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Add in your frozen peas and egg noodles and cook according to package direction, usually about 7 minutes. Make sure to bring the heat back up so that the noodles can boil.
- Remove bay leaf and serve once noodles are cooked.
I didn’t follow a recipe for this online or anything, I only looked up what kind of herbs to put in. I thought that this was super flavorful and wasn’t missing the chicken at all. Definitely a must try if you’re a vegetarian or just don’t feel like having meat in your soup! This is for sure comfort food when you’re not feeling well.