I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.
A while ago I mentioned that I fancied doing something to take up my time. In the end I ordered some patches of fabric (from here if anyone is interested) and they arrived the other weekend. So I have started sewing them together.
It was a selection of fabrics, but as they all had pink/ pale teal in them I thought they would look quite nice.
I had no idea how to do this so I started sewing them in pairs, then joining them together.
Anyway, since then I have read that it is better to sew them into strips and then join the strips together. Not quite sure how to turn it into a blanket once I have sewn them all together either! Really I don’t mind how it turns out because (to quote an early years teaching phrase) it is the process, not the product.
It is quite relaxing to sit with the radio on and sew, plus it keeps my hands busy so I can’t be tempted by chocolate the whole time.
I had a scrumptious breakfast yesterday:
Pancakes made with half spelt and half peanut flour, topped with DCD and sliced banana. Mmm.
I also tried some real (caffeinated) tea- Teapigs chocolate tea. I have them on my facebook page and the photos were tempting me! (I am not against caffeine, but the cyst I have is pressing on my bladder, and caffeine tends to make it a bit worse sometimes which is why I have been only having herbal/ rooibos teas lately).
Plus, the latest sourdough loaf was a success!
I made some carrot, sweet potato and butternut soup, and had the leftover-leftovers (well, me and Andy had one lot the other day- this wasn’t reheated that many times don’t worry) for Friday lunch with a slice and my fave hummus. Yum.
It was fab for dinner with bean and veggie bake.
It was also lovely toasted for Saturday lunch (topped with almond butter/ almond butter and apple/mango jam). Even though the top looked burnt, it was really tasty inside. Phew.
Saturday Andy was out and I needed to use up a lot of veggie from our fridge that were a little past their best. I decided to make a lentil chilli, and also roasted some extra veg (carrots and sweet potato) for more soup.
I cooked some lentils:
Then mixed it all up in a pot with some passatta and some chilli.
Nice and warming on a cold night. Plus two more portions in the freezer. Although we need a bigger freezer- it was a real squeeze fitting the pots in there.
We had the soup today for lunch- it was so easy I really should prep stuff like this more often. I put the carrot and sweet potato in the pan, with some water, stock and this time chilli flakes, simmered for maybe 20 mins, blended and served. Easy.
It is half term this week so I am going to have lots more visitors- hooray 🙂
I made the mistake of listening to an old Adam and Joe podcast on my walk on Saturday- cue me walking along laughing out loud like a crazy person. I think those ones are best listened to at home! I am running out of things to listen to. So which podcasts do you like to listen to?