>Don’t you just love him…..

>My life is so hectic nowdays that the batch cooking New Years Resolution has become vital. This was proven beyond all doubt when we were both ill a few weeks ago & still managed to feed DD healthy home cooked food every night. DD is currently swimming 4 times a week & I swim the 5th night so am hardly ever in.

Sometimes I’d love to just be able to veg in front of the TV but then I hardly ever watch TV. Is that because I’m never in or because I don’t like what’s on? It’s a bit like the chicken & egg question. It’s really convenient being able to come home from the school run, grab a couple of meals out of freezer & shove them in the oven, preparing something quick to go with them whilst they cook. I started doing the batch cooking but slowly & surely DH has made it his ‘baby’.

Look what he created on Saturday afternoon whilst I froze outside in the garden for the first time this year, pruning the hedge & removing the dead climber that I hacked to death at the end of last year & then carried on my frozen state by walking the dogs in freezing wind:

Chilli
Chilli

Thin Crust Pizza
Thin Crust Pizza

Deep Pan Pizza
Deep Pan Pizza

Herb Bread
Herb Bread

The Chilli is now frozen in individual portions, the thin crust pizza & half the deep pan were demolished on Saturday night with the herb bread. The rest of the deep pan pizza was enjoyed by DD & I on Sunday. She had an away meet & enjoyed swimming in a 50 meter pool for a change. I took the opportunity to work on a surprise knit only to discover after a couple of hours that I’d been using the wrong size needles so all my work was frogged when I got home

Whilst I’m writing this he’s also throwing together lunches for all of us tomorrow. Normally I have a production line going at night & make up 3 of everything but tonight it’s his turn

Finally – Tia has been moaning that Monet has been getting all the limelight so here she is again in her usual position. She gets up to eat, use the tray & scrounge for milk & cheese but at nearly 19 she deserves to be pampered

Tia
Tia