We had a lovely weekend (other than early Sunday morning, which I’ll get to!). A good balance of friends and downtime and baking and pottering around.
Kicked off the weekend with homemade pizzas; so much better than bought ones! I’ve recently been mushing up avo to smear on the slices, after they’ve come out the oven. So good.
Saturday Little Man allowed us all to snooze until 6:30am (a VAST improvement over 4:30am!) after I fetched him and brought him into bed with us. Once we were all up and about, I started some homemade hot cross buns from this recipe.I let them over-rise the first time round, so they didn’t rise much the second time; and then they got a bit burnt on top. But are still perfectly edible. The second batch however, turned out almost perfectly!
I had intended to run to town to do grocery shopping on Saturday morning, but Little man went down for a nap and didn’t wake up till 09:45 and I was hosting a Mom’s Tea at 10am so that was that! We had a lovely tea; so thankful for a great, diverse group of ladies to share and chat with. Quite looking forward to when all the babies can play together too-right now they are oblivious of one another!
John was helping with Rhodes’ Grad Ball on Saturday afternoon and evening so Little Man and I were left to our own devices. I may have eaten a slab of chocolate for dinner. With a glass of milk!
John got home around 2am, at which point I’d been awake since 1am with little man. He decided he wanted to play. No. Nonononono. I eventually crawled back into bed at 02:50! I was less them amused and in need of a lot of coffee! When he woke again at 0530 I went through to the lounge and snoozed while he played on his playmat.
We had some friends over for a braai at lunchtime. John’s been constructing the quintessential South African braai, out of half-drums and this was the first test drive. Little Man made up for his early morning antics and took a 2 hour nap! I so wished I could join him!! Still, it was a lovely autumn day (we really are having a long Autumn, I can’t remember Grad weekend ever being so balmy!) and there was cold ginger beer, homemade bacon & cheese bread and lovely lamb chops. And I made a really delicious Rhubarb (& other fruits) Crumble with rhubarb from our garden! Officially the first anything harvested!
- 200g rhubarb, diced
- 100g green apple, cored & diced
- 150g blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- 50g + 100g sugar
- 70g each flour, breakfast oats & softened butter.
Toss the fruit with 50g sugar and place in a baking dish or individual ramekins. Rub the butter into the remaining sugar, flour and oats. Sprinkle the crumble mix over the top of the fruit mix. Bake at 180C until the crumble is golden and the fruit mix bubbles through the cracks. Serve with ice-cream, fresh cream or custard.
Sunday evening I was in bed by 8pm and asleep by 9:30!
What did you get up to this weekend?