I have had the dreadful flu that hubby brought home from work. It sneaks up on you and you wake up feeling like poo. A few cups of tea would make me feel better and I think by the time I go to bed I’ll be ok. Then when Baby C wakes for her early morning feed my throat is on fire again. This has been going on for 10 days. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!
So I haven’t taken many photos of things lately. I’ve been far too lazy. However, I’ve still been pretty busy with the following:
Pureeing food for Baby C and freezing it in our ice cube trays (need to buy proper baby food containers)
We received a whole pumpkin from Aussie Farmers and (other than butternut) D and I are not big fans. So I pureed and Baby C loves the stuff! Here she is scoffing down a pumpkin and apple combo:
I’m also still mixing in ripe pears with pureed carrot or pumpkin.
I received half a cabbage and haven’t really been eating that many potatoes. So when I saw this recipe for Cabbage, Potato and Bacon (realising I had lots of packets of bacon in the freezer) I felt I had hit pay dirt. I chucked all the ingredients (bar the parsley) in the slow cooker and it turned out alright. Just what we felt like with sore throats and chesty coughs.
I have also had two goes at chicken and vegetable soup in the slow cooker, both times using a left over baked chicken carcass. It’s a PITA fishing out the bones and the little vertebrae mostly just get spat out (classy) during consumption but otherwise this is a tops way to use what would normally be thrown away.
I have also been drinking bottomless cups of Nerada green tea and *gasp* cuppa soups but only Continental brand as Unilever are slightly less evil than Nestle.
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies modified (of course) with walnuts instead of pecans, real butter because Nuttelex tastes like arse and I skipped the whole cocoa and water and just added more chocolate instead. I used Lindt white chocolate squares (with the soft centres) and Green and Blacks 70% cocoa Fair Trade block as that’s all I can really get in the supermarket.These turned out amazing and can only use caveman drool faces to describe how delicious they are.
I wanted to experiment more with the gluten free flour left over from the brownies. Had some macadamias floating about the cupboard and thought “cookies”! Annoyingly, you can only buy Nestle white chocolate chips at Coles so the White Chocolate and Macadamia biscuits I baked last night are evil. 😦 But delicious! I’m going to stock up on baking supplies at Darrell Lea when I’m next at Warringah Mall.
Anyway, took some photos last night of the biscuits:
I have had the time to take a few baby photos:
I found time to apply some nail polish:
I like dark colours when my nails are short. This needs three coats to look nice; two coats looked like I had painted my nails with blue Gatorade. Without flash:
My hands were so dry last week my knuckles felt grazed and crusty. I had to apply Apricot Oil on the flaky bits at night and hand cream a dozen times a day to fix it. Every time I washed my hands I applied hand cream and when you change 6+ nappies a day and use the toilet yourself that adds up.
Last night, I was sick of feeling sick and wanted to have a grown up night.
I expressed a bottle for Baby C and asked D to make some martinis. We had camembert, garlic bagel crisps and olive sourdough:
D used orange rind in the martinis which added a little something-something:
After these I cooked a rolled lamb roast with baked vegetables and garlic. It turned out so good and went fabulously with the Tamberlaine Cab Sauv hubby found at the local bottlo. The only thing was that Baby C decided she didn’t want to go to sleep. So we didn’t really get the grown up night I wanted.