July 5th 2014 06:26
There has been a lot of cooking happening around here lately, but comparatively, not a lot of eating (although my tummy has certainly been getting bigger!).
The fact is, we have been working hard to fill our freezer full of tasty, nutritious meals, because in a matter of weeks we will be welcoming Rough Cooking Junior into the world. Yes - our very own little food critic will be born very soon, and Mr Rough Cooking and I are both excited and terrified by the prospect.
In an effort to appear totally cool and in control of the situation, I have been preparing a few meals to put in the freezer so that when we are all sleep deprived and teary, we will at least have something to eat.
Here in Australia it is the middle of winter, so everything is pointing to casseroles (which is handy, because they are much easier to freeze than salads!). So far I have made:
Pumpkin and chickpea stew
Chilli con carne
Chicken and leek parcels
and for a bit of sweet temptation, I made these.
There are a couple of other things I have on the 'nice but not necessary' list so we'll see how we go.
As well as the 'joys of motherhood', I am looking forward to spending a little bit of time off work, and making the most of some extra time to spend in the kitchen. I am also looking forward to some more time in the garden so we can get our veggie patches, fruit trees and chickens into full swing. The next few months is certainly going to be an adventure!