Hubby out of town
Twin A throwing up all night
Two days of dishes in the sink
Hit the freezer with no hope of dinner
What to eat?
A beautiful, plentiful, comforting tub of mother-made scalloped potatoes.
I grew up wearing knitted cardigans and home made clothes. I remember my Mum and Aunty Sandi laughing and knitting nonstop for entire weekends. Somehow, between the endless cups of tea and interruptions of four kids they managed to produce beautiful creations.
Even though we now live on different continents and Mum and Aunty S are not able to co-knit, Aunty S has kept my girls warm and cozy in coordinated cardigans. I keep a special box with all of the lovely things Aunty S has made the girls over the last 3 years. One of the girls' favorite activities is to try on all the cardigans and see how much they have grown. Thank you Aunty S - we love you xx.
I have been reading a lot about bento boxes lately and thought Muffin Tin Monday would be a good place to start. My first attempt is inspired by our recent trip to the beach...
Sun: carrots and carrot sticks
Boat: deviled egg and green bell pepper on blue colored rice
Sand Castle: pita bread on hummus
Water: Gold Fish on blue colored rice
Beach Ball: jam spread on a banana slice with apple sauce
I have dreamt of gardening with the girls since I first found out that I was pregnant. Not that I have ever gardened before, I just loved the idea of growing things - babies and veggies.
Last year Eric secretly cleared a space and planted herbs for my birthday - very loving as it was July and 100 degrees out. Only the rosemary survived.
This year we did a lot better. The girls and I planted more herbs as well as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peppers. The squash was doing very well, but rotted at the root and died (any tips on what might have gone wrong are appreciated...) Everything else is still alive and growing.
We were all very excited to harvest our first cucumber. We brought it in, cut it up, and munched on it all afternoon.