Monday, January 23, 2012

Leftover casserole, latchkey lime pie, and oh, this guy... (Still Baking #19/#20)

You may have noticed my absence... that's because I went into labor on Thursday afternoon while making this:

Latin leftovers casserole

And this:

Latchkey Lime Pie

And on Friday, this guy was born:


The first thing is a casserole made of Latin-themed leftovers we had on hand-- some tomato sauce flavored with cumin and oregano, a layer of polenta, a layer of leftover black bean filling, a layer of black bean-nooch sauce dip, and finally, some crushed tortilla chips. We ate it with homemade guac on top.

The second thing is Latchkey Lime Pie from the PPK blog. I made a cinnamon cookie crust that's not GF, but the filling is GF and would taste delicious in anything. Highly recommended. (Though next time I'll bump up the zest.)

The third thing is Wren! The Emperor's little brother! He doesn't have an internet nickname yet... I'll get back to you guys on that.

We got home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and things have been pretty smooth so far. The Emperor is handling the situation with as much grace and aplomb as a 2 year old possibly can, which is to say... some grace. Some aplomb.

I'm hoping to return to blogging (with a new theme!) by the end of the month at the latest. We'll see!

In the meantime, here's a late daily Emperor! With company!

Hi baby!


jessy said...

squeeeeeeeeeee! just wanted to pop in and say congrats to you all, coldandsleepy! Wren is such a adorable little guy and the photo of The Emperor with him melted my heart. awwwwww! i'm glad everyone is adjusting and doing so well. MEGAyay! can't wait to check out the new theme and you kick so much booty, coldandsleepy - i just had to tell ya! <3

Shannon said...

Yay! Welcome Wren! I'm very happy your little family is growing :)

Mel said...

Ooooohhh, how exciting!!! Congratulations on the birth of Wren, he looks so sweet. The Emperor looks thrilled with little brother. Hope you are getting enough rest, stay well! xx

VeganLinda said...


bazu said...

Eeee! Congratulations! (I don't know if I've ever left a comment on your blog? I started reading during MoFo, and love your monthly themes. And the kid, now kids!)

MizzBzVegan said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He is so adorable, as is Big Sis. Best of everything, and thanks for posting.