mmmmmmm Skyline chili
yumyumyum!!! It's true, chili isn't really supposed to go on spaghetti, and I've found that Texans get downright snippy if you refer to Skyline chili as chili, but mmmm it's so good!!! Instead of being all tomato-ey like regular chili, it's got a sweeter taste to it because it's spiced with cocoa and cinnamon. I've been told that the spices are more Greek. It's more like a sauce than a chili you have to eat with a spoon; if you're in Cincinnati your choices are:
3-way: spaghetti, chili and cheese
4-way: spaghetti, chili, cheese and onions (fresh chopped, not sauteed)
5-way: spaghetti, chili, cheese, onions and beans
With oyster crackers over the top for good crunch.
OK, I'm done with Skyline chili talk but adventuregirl, if you're not going to eat yours, you just put it in the mail to me
Chrissy the idea is great, the Twin Cities mama list calls them mama fairy gifts or something like that. I should start making pregnancy tea... for a year before I conceived I drank a glass of red raspberry leaf / nettle leaf / red clover blossom tea every day and I am convinced that it did wonders for my cycles. I've gotten lax with making raspberry leaf / nettle leaf tea since getting pregnant, one because I threw up after a few sips of nettle leaf tea in my first trimester and two, because the fourth grade has my big mason jar that I usually make herb tea in!!
Our school year ends on the 2nd Friday in June and on the next day I drive up to Bemidji, MN for 3 weeks at camp - I think. I haven't gotten a contract yet and no e-mail from my dean, either, so I don't know what the deal is. But I think he knows I'd come work even if he paid me $100 for 3 weeks (I usually get around $600 a week) because the place is simply in my bones and not going would not only ruin my summer but my whole year.
Can't wait to hear about your u/s Anna!
I've got to get the brown rice cooking for dinner or we'll never eat on time...
hugs to all
ps: sprout says kick, kick, punch.