The weather was foul outside this morning so the toddler and I decided to have a making morning. First we made up a loaf of seedy bread. No. Not that kind of seedy. The pumpkin and sunflower kind. It’s a recipe that my lovely friend Steph gave me years ago and a perfect partner to a big bowl of soup. It’s a one bowl mix up that provides lots of opportunities for small helpers.
After the bread went in the oven, the toddler looked hopefully at me and asked for chocolate cake. Who am I to refuse? Next up was our go to chocolate cake. It’s another easy one bowl make that’s fab for smaller folk. There’s lots of sifting and mixing they seem to love. It tastes absolutely delicious but looks horrendous. I need to do a bit of work on my cake baking skills.
While the cake was in the oven, I noticed the print out was covered in chocolate and in a generally sorry state. So I decided to add it into the recipe book. I’ve added a few over the years as print outs but I thought handwriting would be so much nicer. I think it’s the part of me that’s missing those close to my heart who are no longer here. I love finding stuff they wrote when going through books or recipes and I’m sure in the years to come my small person will feel the same way. I’ll keep the print files for emergencies but will work on writing up some of the old recipes.
Our last make was out of necessity. We ran out of tin tomato soup, the only soup the toddler will eat, so I whipped up a batch with what was to hand. A few cloves of garlic, an onion, 1/2 potato and a carrot were bunged into the food processor and whizzed up. Then, I dumped the mix into a pot with a bit of olive oil on low heat for about 7 minutes. Next, I popped in 2 cups of vegan bullion and a tin of chopped tomatoes. After it had been nicely simmering for 45 minutes, I blended it up and stirred in some finely grated goat cheese.
The toddler eyed it suspiciously at first but got stuck into half a bowl. Better than none and there was more veg ingested than usual so I’m calling a win.
Whatever the weather brought you today, I hope you had a lovely one.