Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese and A Big Announcement...


 I need to start this post by apologizing for my lack of posts these last few months!  I'm sincerely sorry for leaving you all stranded without an explanation.  The best way to explain my absence is that I received a food bloggers worst enemy... morning sickness!!! Yes, that's right readers.... I'm pregnant!!!! My husband and I couldn't be happier!!

I'm currently 16 weeks along and expecting our first child February 28th.  What an experience this has been so far! The first trimester made me develop a repulsive outlook on food... something I never thought I'd feel!  I'm sincerely saddened over some of the lasting nausea inducing foods that still come over me.  For example, homemade tomato sauce- my favorite item to make from scratch!  I thought I could battle nausea head on so I decided to make a pot of sauce in my first trimester and now I just can't shake the feeling I had that day.  So sad.

Now that I'm in my second trimester, I've been gradually feeling better.  It's been hard getting back in the kitchen because the smells and reminders of nausea seem too familiar, but I finally forced myself to get back to cooking more regularly and have learned the more I cook, the easier it gets!  I'm not sure how frequent my posts will be, but you can still find me writing my weekly column, "Cooking with Chelsea" for Patch.  I'll also be updating those recipes here on my blog again for you to enjoy. 

The latest recipe I made for Patch is my Mother-In-Law's famous Homemade Macaroni and Cheese- known to her grandchildren as "Rommey's Special Mac and Cheese".  This recipe is easy, uses pantry ingredients, and is chosen by her grandchildren over Kraft every time. This recipe is definitely worth trying... check it out here on my Patch Column, "Cooking with Chelsea".  Hope you enjoy it!!


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27 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting!!! :) :)

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  2. Congrats!!!! And that mac and cheese looks insanely cheesy!

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  3. FAN - Tastic! Congrats on the new addition!

    ...and the creamy mac and cheese looks pretty darned slammin' too.

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  4. Congrats! They say the second trimester is usually a lot better... hope that's true for you.
    This mac n' cheese sounds quite delicious, BTW. I've always preferred homemade to the boxed kind, and this one sounds fabulously cheesy and creamy.

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  5. WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!! That is fabulous!
    And your mac and cheese looks great too!

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  6. Congratulations Girl!!! That is so wonderful! So happy for you two! This mac and cheese looks great, definitely a kid pleaser to keep in mind! ;-)

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  7. Congratulations!! That is amazing! So happy for you and your husband! Also- you can never have too many mac & cheese recipes. Looks delicious! Glad to hear the nausea is going away. Hope you are back to 100% super soon!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! This is the best news! =) =) So excited for you guys. What a great new adventure.

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  9. Congrats :-) Here's to a happy and healthy rest of your pregnancy!

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  10. What wonderful news..just take care of yourself...it will pass. M&C looks so good...

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  11. A big congratulations to you!! One of the most exciting times of your life. Hang in there, it really will get better. Having kids was one of the best things I ever did in my life.

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  12. February 28th - that's my birthday :)

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  13. Congrats! And the mac and cheese look just great!

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  14. Still kept checking on you! Love your work! Congratulations!!!

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  15. Congratulations! So happy for you! I am due in April and fully understand what you're going through. My most loyal companion has always been coffee but now I can't even stand the smell. So sad :(. It does go away though. Thanks for sharing the news and the recipe!

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  16. Congratulations!!! Looking forward to the updates!

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  17. Congratulations, when it will be born a day later. It will only have a birthday once in the four years and when it is born on my birthday which is a great day.

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  18. Congratulations!!

    (Reading this as I sit here eating my son's Kraft Macs and Cheese leftovers. Blech.)

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  19. Chelsea! Congratulations to you and your Hubby. :) It would be hard to read, look or think of food, I'm sure - when experiencing morning sickness.

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  20. Congrats Chelsea!! That's such exciting news! And the Mac and Cheese looks delicious, such a comfort food. :)

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  21. Congratulations - - that's very exciting!! Have you had any sort of strange cravings just yet?

    The Mac & Cheese looks so creamy and delicious *yum*

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  22. Congrats! That's my son's birthday, a great day to be born :)

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