The snow has started to melt in Baltimore and that means it’s back to the grind of school, work and life.
There is something about snow that totally cripples a city, sucks all motivation out of you and causes you to eat everything in sight and sleep long hours. I am happy to say that this storm I have an excuse — “but I’m pregnant” — so I managed to stave off morning sickness by eating — A LOT. Healthy stuff though, don’t worry.
My latest food craving/addiction: canned peaches.
Yes! I am totally obsessed and eat at least one can of canned peaches (packed in water/water with splenda) a day. They are healthy to me since they are not in heavy, nasty syrup and I do rinse them 3 times before I eat them to get any goo off. But, I cannot get enough of them. Lauren even asked our neighbor with 4-Wheel Drive to go get me a few cans when we ran out during the storm.
This week when we went grocery shopping, I was honestly embarrassed by our grocery cart — it had 8 cans of peaches in it. You would think that we were actually baking something or had a family of 6 to feed. Nope, just one preggo with a passion for peaches!
Another fun / strange thing happened the other day… I woke up after dreaming about black olives on pizza and just had to have them. Now, you must understand… I HATE OLIVES. My family loves them — puts them out on platters at holiday parties and eats them by the handful. I have always hated them. I am not a fan of salty foods and I just find them gross.
But last week, I found a pizza place that delivered in the snow and got a black olive and mushroom thin crust pizza. Yep — I’m officially crazy and Lauren is officially repulsed by my food cravings. I don’t think I will crave those again for a while, but it was amazing.
When my mom was pregnant with me, she ate pickled beets constantly. She always had at least 3 jars in the cabinet and has told me stories about how she would go a little nutty when her supply got low. I am thankful that I don’t have that wacky craving, but I am sure that one day I will tell my kids about the olives and the peaches and they will think I am just as weird.