Then it all Went to Pot

What does that even mean? I do not know, but since we were all sick and my deep blogging desires went down the toilet along with a lot of other things, it seems apt.

We all had the stomach flu over here. First Maggie, poor thing. Then me, then Atticus, then his poor mother who happened to be visiting. Maggie seemed confused that she was pooping so much; it was her first experience with diarrhea. Thanks to lots of Pedialyte and a day off (Thanks, MLK!) for Atticus, we’re all back to normal.

Last Monday I had an article at IGNITUM TODAY, which I forgot to post because I was too busy puking and whining taking care of my family. I wrote about my disordered relationship with food, and some spiritual insights I’ve gained from trying to get ordered. You can read about how french fries do not love me. I don’t love them anymore, but I might still have a crush.

Look at them, mocking me.

I’m in the market for some new cookbooks. So, please tell me which ones you love! I have a few on my list to check out at Barnes and Noble before buying for significantly less money on Amazon.

This one

This one

And this one

I am a cookbook snob. It must have pictures and it must be hardbound so it fits in my awesome cookbook-holder-open-thing.

What’s your favorite cookbook? Does it meet my criteria? If so, please share!

Friends, I am less than one week away from being a Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers! Almost six weeks ago I reached my goal weight, and this Saturday, as long as I’m still there, I’ll be Lifetime! Which means, other than feeling awesome and wearing skinny jeans, I’ll be able to attend meetings and use the online tracker for FREE for as long as I maintain my weight. Excellent. I LOVE free. I’m also pretty smitten with Weight Watchers. Of course I’ll have to stop doing it the next time I get pregnant, which will hopefully be sometime this year, but in the meantime, I will enjoy my free Lifetime Membership, which I can then pick right back up with after having a baby.

And I mean, dang, look at her!

That’s all I really have. But let me end with the trailer for Red Tails, a George Lucas film based on the Tuskeegee Airmen in WWII. It looks so, so good.

Go see it and support George Lucas, who spent 90 MILLION dollars of his OWN money to make the film, because no production company wanted to do a film with an all black cast. I know what we’re doing for next week’s date night!

Hope you’re all doing well and I pray God spares you the dire, dire stomach flu.

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  • Louise

    I’m so glad you’re all feeling better! And congratulations on your lifetime membership! :)

  • Maggie

    It is such an awesome feeling making Lifetime! I can’t wait for you to experience it! And it’s kind of funny, a few friends of mine said I would get pregnant right when I made Lifetime, which I kind of did. But I’m so happy to know that I am not starting out this pregnancy overweight like I did with Joe, and I am carrying over those good eating habits so I won’t turn into a cow!

    Oh, yeah… when I first read the title of this post I thought it was going to be about the wacky tobaccy. The picture of the fries didn’t help me figure it out, either! :-)

    • spilisz08

      Yes, yes. I am starting a pot farm in my basement. Need some extra cash. I hope the feds aren’t spying, haha.

  • Maggie Mizelle

    I love love love HABin5 (get the short hand?). Our house is never without a fresh loaf (or one in the freezer). Personally, I didn’t think there was much in Pioneer Woman that isn’t on her blog for free. I received the Mad Hungry cookbook for Cmas and love it – that and Raising the Salad Bar are the only hardcopy cookbooks I use on a regular basis.

  • Joy

    Hope everyone is feeling better and better. Fries are one of my food weakness too.

    Cookbook: Use and enjoy Cooking Light’s “5 ingredients ~ 15 minutes”, will be checking out the 4 seasons one.

  • Michelle

    Congratulations on the milestone. My sister recently discovered a gluten allergy and I have a sneaking suspicion I might have it, too. So, I’m looking for gluten-free info myself.

    So glad you and your family are feeling better!

  • Anne

    Are binders against your cookbook rules? America’s Test Kitchen is pretty much the best!

  • Laura

    Congratulations on reaching your ideal weight and good luck on the baby situation this year!

  • Katie

    I identify with you so much with your Ignitum Today article. Running half-marathons is my form of Weight Watchers, but it’s really not about the program or even about being at your goal weight. It’s truly about self-control and persistence…relying totally on God. It’s amazing how addictions melt away when you seek the Lord first, right? Thanks for sharing your feat and YEAHH! You look amazing!!

  • Pat

    No cookbook to recommend. Thank you for posting. Congratulations on the Weight Watchers victory. You and God together make an awesome team, one that I know will only continue to grow even stronger. You could write a post on the Fruits of the Spirit. Maybe a novel on that theme based upon your life experiences.

  • Elizabeth @ Coppertop Kitchen

    I was writing you a comment on this, and then I got distracted and forgot to finish it. But I have cookbook recommendations, YES I DO! #1: Cook’s Illustrated, which just came out last year, and compiles almost every recipe you’ll ever need. It’s an encyclopedia. #2: Super Natural Every Day, by Heidi Swanson. Healthy, vegetarian, amazingly delicious. Semi-soft cover, but oh my gosh. The photos will make up for it. Also the Fannie Farmer Baking Book by Marion Cunningham. There are several others that are on my list to try (Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi, Tender, by Nigel Slater, and Good to the Grain, by Kim Boyce), but I can’t actually recommend them yet. Let me know how the cookbook search goes! Can’t wait to hear all about the bread!