Its Sunday and I haven’t quite slept enough.Â You kept me awake and the strange vivid dreams have come back.Â Â Frogs and strange men.Â Â Very disconcerting.Â Â Grump grump grump.
Yesterday was tiring but fulfulling in some way.Â I’ve been thinking about what to do to get ready for you to come.Â Â I got up and went to the markets and shopping early, then after a break for a friend to visit started cooking for the rest of the day.Â Goal – get lots of home-cooked and ready to reheat meals into the freezer so that when you arrive we have something relatively nutricious, healthy and mostly delicious to eat.
Yesterday I think I put my goal posts a little high ’cause I didn’t quite get all done I had intended, but on reflection I did get a lot done:
- 6 big rolls of pesto done and in the freezer, with enough for dinner last night … Yummy pesto with three huge bunches of basil, lots and lots of pine nuts, lots of romano, a little oil, heaps of garlic, some lemon juice and then some fresh roasted cashews to give it more oomph.Â Â Delicious if I do say so myself.
- pumpkin, eggplant and spinach & onion all roasted/cooked and ready for lasagne-making today or tomorrow.
- 7 containers of fresh ricotta and spinach ravioli, laid in a home-made tomato sauce.Â (i.e. golden-crisp fried garlic pieces in olive oil;Â then lotsa tomatoes, blanched, skinned and then cooked down with the garlic for hours yesterday – sweet, fresh and tasty)
I bought 3 kg of ricotta (mm, stockpiling) and plan on putting together the lasagne either today (though its a little busy as we’re out from 10:30 until 6pm and I’ve already been out to the airport and back so my energy levels may not hold out until then) or tomorrow.Â Â Â Lasagne will take a bit longer as it needs to pre-bake.Â Â Thinking some kind of baked ricotta cake for eating this week too.Â Â Or maybe I can make two and freeze one.Â Â Have to consult the pie bible.
Anyway, must fly, off to active birthing classes with your dad.