Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Maternity...Tuesday(?): This Produce Thing Is Getting Weird

Yesterday was crazy busy, but I have belly pictures AND recipe pictures to share.  The strange part is that the two are actually related.

Yesterday was the start of 27 weeks (third trimester, when did that happen?!?!), and last week we took 26 week belly pictures.  Technically, baby is the size of a head of lettuce, but we decided to substitute with a head of cabbage instead:

I think Stormageddon had a growth spurt these past couple of weeks! :-)

...Buuuut most of my maternity clothes are still too big.  Still usually wearing my regular clothes with a belly band. ;-)

Cabbage patch kid??

Here's where the produce thing gets weird though:

See, it seems wasteful to buy produce for the sole purpose of taking pictures, so every other week we end up eating our "baby."  It somehow seemed less odd when baby was avocado sized and we'd just buy a few of them, take a picture, return it to the produce basket and not know whether the avocado we'd just eaten was our "baby" from the pictures.

But it's not like we can just buy a bunch of cabbages and eat one as a snack.  So our cabbage baby got cooked into two delicious meals after those pictures were taken.

I used the first half of the cabbage to make creamy Thai sweet potatoes and lentils for dinner on Sunday night:

If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend you follow the link above and make it.  SO yummy!

Tonight I used the remainder of the cabbage in a halupki casserole:

The casserole is my mom's recipe, so I don't have a link (I tried to find an identical recipe online, but no luck, and I don't know offhand whether she got this recipe online or elsewhere), but if you want to give it a try, feel free to send me an email and I'd be more than happy to share the recipe!

UPDATE:  My mom saw this post and forwarded the link for the halupki casserole to me!  Our slow cooker is too small to fit the whole recipe, so I usually make it in the oven - 30 minutes at 375 degrees usually does the trick.


  1. "eating your baby" - giggle! After looking at those yummy photos I am sure that Balazs and I need to start eating more cabbage. Looks so good. Have a great morning, xoxo

  2. that first recipe looks delish! I've never been a big fan of cabbage, but I might have to give that one a try!

    you're going to have a lot of watermelon to eat in three months ;-)

  3. I've only ever had cabbage in soup which I liked but I think your recipes might be tastier. Cant wait to see what the next produce look a like will be

  4. i've not heard of this before, but man oh man...tasty-looking.

  5. You also could've made Polish haluski with a head of cabbage...and noodles...and butter. I put up a recipe here: So tasty :)

    The internet is grand for these sorts of things.

  6. Congratulations on the cabbage.. the food looks so good.


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