I’ve been composing a mental list of all the things I plan to eat once Belly Baby emerges. It’s getting so long I thought I should write it down somewhere so I don’t forget anything!
Photo: The last day I could eat any of this yummy stuff, July 20, 2007 — the day we learned I was carrying Boyd Girl #2.
The list is a bit unusual. A lot of these delectables aren’t things that I eat regularly (even when I’m not pregnant), and there are even some things I hardly ever eat. But living with the diet prohibitions that come with pregnancy just makes me want to eat them!
Many of these items I have been able to eat with modifications: lunchmeat (heated until steaming), cheeses (double-checking that they are pasteurized), soft-cooked eggs (using Davidson’s pasteurized eggs). But I’m just looking forward to throwing caution to the wind! So without further ado, here is my list:
- a nice Italian chianti, preferably with some crusty bread and good olive oil
- a chilly and sweet Riesling
- a “Gingertini” from Ben Pao
- my favorite sangria from Andie’s Restaurant
- apple cider from an apple orchard, unpasteurized (I’ll have to wait until the fall for that)
- a yummy port of Jon’s choosing, with a cheese course
- soft-cooked eggs — sunny-side up, poached, soft-boiled. I’ve been intrigued by a recipe in Nigella Lawson’s latest cookbook for creamy baked eggs and buttered toast fingers: “ouefs en cocotte.”
- carpaccio, preferably from one of the Francesca restaurants
- caprese salad
- raw oysters, probably from Davis Street Fishmarket
- sushi! sushi! sushi!
- a tall turkey lunchmeat sandwich with lettuce, pickles, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, avocado…
- soft cheeses: Brie, Camembert, Saint AndrÃ©. In fact, I just want to order a cheese course from a fancy restaurant and not have to ask if the cheeses are pasteurized!
- patÃ© (I never eat this, but right now I want it!)
- summer sausage
- a liverwurst sandwich on rye bread
- chocolate mousse
- real buttercream frosting
- raw chocolate-chip-cookie dough
- a nice rare filet mignon
- a molten chocolate cake (yes, a whole one — they’re small)
Yummy! At least now I know where I’ll be getting those extra 500 calories you need when nursing a baby. Plus — no heartburn!