Monday, August 31, 2009

Bathing in the pulla bowl

On account of our having disposed of our baby bath before moving to Sydney, and her early bedtime which precludes showering with Daddy after he arrives home from work, Darcy must suffer the indignity of being bathed in my pulla bowl. This is, as its name suggests, the bowl I use to bake pulla, a type of Finnish coffeebread. Since Miss D is intolerant of dairy and soy, I can't eat my beloved pulla. And if I can't eat any, I'm not going to cook it either. So I guess at least the bowl is being put to good use in the meantime.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A conversation with Jambin

Me: Would you like a cup of juice?
Jambin: Yes pleeeeese Mummy.
Me: Would you like the blue cup or the yellow cup?
Jambin: I want this cup!! (holds out a packet of sultanas)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Meal Plan for the Week

Last week I ordered my groceries from Coles Online for the first time. Can I just say that the $9 delivery fee and slightly higher costs were WELL AND TRULY WORTH IT! Not having to lug groceries and 2 children home on the pram (resembling an overladen mule) and then up 3 flights of stairs was, well, priceless. Instead, some lucky person walked the aisles for me and selected all my goods, and then a lovely young man with a trolley brought them up the stairs, right through my front door and onto the kitchen table.

So, tonight I put in my second order. It helps immensely to have planned my meals in advance, so this is what our family will be dining on this week:

Monday - Spaghetti Bolonaise
Tuesday - Spaghetti Bolonaise
Wednesday - Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup
Thursday - Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup
Friday - Vegetable stir fry with rice noodles
Saturday - Roast Pork with veges
Sunday - Roast Pork with veges

Since the paediatrician has had me cut dairy and soy out of my diet, as she suspects Darcy is allergic/intolerant to them, meal planning is a bit trickier than usual. And because we're busy people, we eat the same things 2 nights in a row usually.