Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 7/100 complete
I love the feeling of new beginnings and change. That 1st of January feeling. The beginning of a new thing. It’s the anticipation and the sense of what might be. It’s a new sheet, a blank canvas … I feel this may be a reason I love the beginning of new projects so much. I start with such an excitement about what could/will be then somewhere during the process the newness wears off and I have to struggle to the end. This year I plan to get to the end of the 100 challenges and whether I limp or sprint over the finish I want to cross.
Today I used the bulk bake mix to make ‘Pancakes’ p72. These were lovely. Not as crepe-like as husband (pancake maker extraordinaire) but lovely and slightly buttery. Masters 1 & 3 loved them and husband was delighted and surprised to get them for his breakfast after we gave him a Sunday morning sleep-in. (Usually it’s the Mama sleeping in this household). At lunchtime with unplanned lunch visitors I used the trusty BBMix to make up some date scones as well – not rolled too flat this time.
Tonight it was ‘Chicken Risotto’ p30 which I almost didn’t do after a 4yr old party and not getting home until 4.40pm. This house is an eat not long after 5 house as a rule. The risotto was quick, easy, creamy and super filling. Although I love risotto with 2 littlies around the ladling one spoon at a time it too labour intensive and requires too much focus usually. This one is a winner in that regard. Add all the liquids at once and let it simmer. Perfect. This is one I would use on a weeknight too. Also my first entry into the world of evaporated milk. Exciting times.
It feels a bit re-miss to have gone so many days without a photo. I will try to make enough progress on the patchwork tonight that I have something to show you tomorrow.
Until then – JOY – in the doing, in the being and in the people we love!