Attention New Moms!
As told to Kate Meyers
Actress Kim Raver wants you to benefit from her sleepless nights: Here, the difficult (and wonderful) lessons she learned about taking care of yourself while taking care of your kids.
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Recipes for new moms
Kim's mom, Tina Raver, shares some of the meals she made for Kim right after Leo was born.
Veal or Chicken Paillard
2 large slices of veal or chicken breast, cut 1/8-inch thick
Put veal slices between sheets of plastic wrap one at a time and pound with a meat mallet to even out thickness; dredge lightly in flour. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, then garlic. Fry both sides of meat until golden. Season with salt and pepper and add lemon juice, capers, 1 tablespoon of the parsley, lemon slices, and 2 to 3 Tbsp hot water. Let it bubble up, then cover pan and cook 2 minutes, so meat is cooked through (make sure there is liquid left in pan). Turn off heat and let pan stand 5 minutes with lid on. Add the remaining parsley and serve (or store for next day).
1 medium onion, chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large frying pan (coated with oil or cooking spray, unless nonstick), sauté onion, celery, carrots, pepper, mushrooms, and parsley until soft and wilted. Add soy sauce and continue to stir, cooking for a total of 8 to 10 minutes. Put meats into a large mixing bowl and mix with salt, pepper, and mustard. Add vegetable mixture and stir until well blended. Put into a meatloaf pan. Cover meat with tomato sauce. Bake 45 to 60 minutes. Serve with green beans and boiled new potatoes.