Week 30 – Cucumber

Week 30 – Cucumber

I’m trying to remember back to how old I was when I first learned that pickles used to be cucumbers…do you think that in the cucumber life span or within its’ circle of friends, being a pickle is something to aspire to? Are they all bobbing up and down chanting “pick me, pick me?” That is a funny visual though! Okay, back to my original thought, I’m afraid to say, while I don’t remember my exact age, I have a feeling it was older than your average bear.

And pickles. The stereotypical cliche that every pregnant woman hears multiple times throughout her gestation. And not just pickles. Pickles and ice cream. I don’t know about you, but this combo never appealed to me in the slightest. Reading an article on http://www.slate.com about pregnancy cravings, it seems that no one quite knows where this mismatched duo came from. The author theorized that it may have started with an I Love Lucy episode where Lucy sends Ricky out for a papaya milkshake and pickles. She’s impatient when he comes back about what took him so long and he exclaims he had to go all over town! Which is also another pregnancy stereotype, the woman sending the man out immediately when the food craving hits, no matter how bizarre and at all hours of the night. Back to I love Lucy, Lucy then proceeds to dip the pickle into her milkshake and as they say, “the rest is history.”

30 weeks pregnant and the size of a cucumber! Our #fakebabies weigh 3+ pounds and are 16 inches long. The top of the uterus is now about 4 inches above the belly button, starting to press more on maternal internal organs. And it just made me smile out loud when one of the pregnancy websites used the visual of 30 week baby’s starting to pedal their feet right now. Cause you know, without a doubt, our #fakebabies are pedaling their little hearts out!

Are you so curious about what we could possibly be making this week? I’m sure you know by now, we’re using pickles and not cucumbers due to their shelf life and well, the pregnancy cliche of pickles is pretty perfect.

And just like that, with a snap of the fingers ….. Cucumber becomes pickles 😉

Wow, and that was a lot of ‘p’s …. Could make a tongue twister out of that.. partaking in pickles while pregnant is pretty perfect. How about pickle cookies? Oh, you think I joke… I am serious!

I followed this simple 3-ingredient recipe.

www.nestandglow.com – Pickle Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar of pickles
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour

Directions:

  • Drain the liquid from the pickles into a bowl and add the cashews to be soaked overnight.
  • The next day. Place the drained cashews, along with the pickles (I sliced up about 8 of the ones I sent you) into a food processor and mix until it forms a paste
  • Add the coconut flour and mix
  • I had to add a bit of water to make the dough stick together.
  • Once it is a good consistency, roll into small balls
  • Slice about 2-3 more pickles and place each slice into a rolled ball. Making a thumbprint type cookie
  • *Side note, this is where I got confused… These are no bake cookies. I won’t tell you how long I looked for the oven temperatures, baking instructions, etc #details
  • Once rolled and printed, into the refrigerator they go.
  • Full disclaimer; I liked the taste a lot, I just found the texture a bit odd, but still edible!

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