Thursday, August 19, 2004

I cringe going to family get togethers. It does not matter which side of the family they may be on. For the longest time before Niel and I got married, I heard, "So when are you getting married?" I guess its normal and everyone goes through it. Now that we have been married for almost three years I have started to hear, "So when are you going to have kids?" The people who ask these questions seem perfectly nice, but I think this is an extremely personal question. Especially since I see these people only once a year and how come they have not considered hey maybe they are having trouble conceiving? I don't know if we do or don't. But many people have had trouble.
I have a tough time restraining myself from yelling out when I am asked this question,"That is a personal question mind your own freaking business!!!!" I have of course never done that, because of the respect I have for Niel. That is also another reason I also don't go beating up on people that tick me off. I sometimes feel like I am not being true to myself by not saying anything, so its a constant struggle not to feel like a doormat and be polite.

Sometimes I have this crazy fantasy of picking up and moving to a small town by the water. I would like to sit by the water wrapped in the shall and think about the neat new town Niel and I live in. The town I am thinking of is always Victoria, B.C. We had such a nice time there and it seemed so much less busier than NYC. Of course we would never do this because Niel is finally in a stable job that he enjoys and I could not do that to him. But I like to daydream every once in a while and it keeps my wanderlust at bay.

Last night's dinner of Veal Rollups, roasted potatoes and garlicky spinach. Posted by Hello

This is an adapted recipe from Rachael Ray


1 & 1/2 lbs. Veal(I used veal on the bone and just hit it with a mallet to flatten the meat and I removed the bones. Rachael's suggestion was to get the veal from a butcher store. I don't have a butcher near me so I did I got my meat from the supermarket and marinated it the night before to bring out more flavor with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika.)

1/4 pound of Panchetta

A few slices of cheese(Ms. Ray said to use mozzarella but I also included provolone)

A few slices of fresh spinach(Ms. Ray said to use roasted red peppers. I did not have any.)

I rolled everything up and stuck a toothpick to hold it all together and cooked it in a preheated pan with olive oil for about 20 minutes turning it every ten. It was so good.

The potatoes I just added olive oil too, red pepper, and Adobo and cooked it in the oven at 500 for 20 minutes. It was spicy!

The spinach I cooked fresh spinach in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice for about 5 minutes.


curlygirl said...

Ani, OH MY GOD...I get the same thing and I've only been married for 1yr and 3 months. I want to yell at these people too because they have no idea what may be going on...I feel your pain ; )

foodiechickie said...

Irah it is amazing how early it starts! Good luck to you too!

foodiechickie said...

Irah! It's amazing how early it starts. Good luck to you to!

Shannon said...

I know exactly what you mean. THE DAY I returned from our honeymoon my Mom had baby bottles and clothes. And now look at me. People don't realize how personal of a question that is. My FIL gave me some good advice- to answer with "My, that's a personal question. But since you're so interested, we'll have children when the time is right."

foodiechickie said...

That is a good idea.

Leslie said...

And Ani...can you believe that people asked me that same question THE DAY I came home from the HOSPITAL with my son (my second baby!). Sometimes you just gotta think, "What is WRONG with these people?!" It's almost like they don't have anything better to say!
I so know what you're going through! And I think you're doing the right thing.....just grin and bear it!

foodiechickie said...

That's crazy from the hospital?