It's crazy to think that the boy is 6 weeks old already. He's officially older than the amount of time I was on bedrest.
I've been able to cook again since Husband is home (and no, I don't want to kill him). It's been wonderful, I love to cook and I know after he goes back to work next week I won't be able to do it as much. I made pizza the other night (including a crust from scratch) and a roast in the crock pot the next day. The roast didn't turn out too bad considering I didn't have a stove or hot water for the day (we were replacing a water heater). Soon it will be summer which means more produce at the farmer's market and more grilling. The fresh produce is what helps me make it through the summer and I just discovered the farmer's market this year. It is huge, with meat and cheese that no weird chemicals are in. Speaking of cheese, did you know you could make your own? I'm not sure why I never thought of that. I'm reading Animal Vegetable Miracle* though and she makes her own cheese. Then I think maybe I should try that, but perhaps when I'm not quite so busy with two young children one of whom can't entertain himself yet.
*I highly recommend this book. It's a bit of an eye opener on the way major farms operate and what goes into food. Plus, it has some awesome recipes like the pizza crust one I used the other night. Oh, and to keep your pizza crust from sticking onto the brick or pan use a little bit of corn meal (or polenta if that's what you have on hand).
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Crafting has been slow around here, but I did manage to make a stroller blanket. I had one of these for Daughter, but people tend to frown upon using anything pink for boys. I loved the blanket so much that I had to make another one. The crochet part of the blanket didn't take so long, but it took forever to find time to do the braids. Plus someone to hold the end while I braided. It will all be worth it though. What you can't see in the picture below is that there is a hole in the blanket for the bottom part of the restraint of either the stroller or seat belt to go through. This way the Wee Lad can't kick it off. Right now he doesn't kick much of anything, but soon he will.