This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Most Disgusting Meal I Love

When I was in school as a child, often teachers would pass out "About Me" questionnaires that always included "What is your favorite food?" My friends would inevitably put pizza, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, etc. I always put down the same answer... Corned Beef Hash.

Our family always celebrated birthdays on Sunday as a family. On that day you got to pick out the meal you wanted. I always picked Corned Beef Hash. I'm just weird that way, I guess. Most items in the same sort of family as corned beef absolutely repulse me. I can't stand Vienna sausages or spam. Yuck. I don't know how I developed an affinity for this stuff. I rarely eat it anymore. Maybe once a year, but I still like it. My husband even likes it, which is amazing. Jamie won't eat it since it has potatoes. Jamie won't eat potatoes. I fed him left over roast for dinner instead.

My families version of Corned Beef Hash is really just Corned Beef and potatoes. It's more like a corned beef soup. I peel and cut up about ten small potatoes and boil them in a pot with just enough water to cover the potatoes. When they are done I add a can of corned beef to the pot and let it cook a bit longer, making sure the corned beef is completely broken up. I usually chop up one small onion and add to it, too, but I didn't tonight. I only season it with a bit of pepper.

Matthew likes to eat his like soup, with toast on the side. I like to eat mine on toast.

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