Eliyahu updates, recipes added, granola-making photos, etc.
|Eliyahu continues to grow up way too quickly... he can scoot himself around now (but isn't actually crawling) and just loves being able to move around in his walker. Earlier in the week, I discovered two new teeth, the top front teeth. Then yesterday, I realised that Eliyahu has four new teeth poking through on the top! Wow!|
Eliyahu can also say "mama", although he usually only does it when he's crying! I don't think he's actually talking about/to me, though. At any rate, I'll take it, since Yehoshua didn't say "mama" until he was almost 2!
I made my chicken rice bake recipe for Sabbath last week. It's a convenient dish, since it can be prepared ahead and just baked when needed. I really enjoy it, but it isn't Joshua's favorite. I hadn't made it for months, but I made it a lot when Eliyahu was first born. :)
We also added our favorite chicken fried rice recipe (which tastes much better than it looks in that photo we currently have up... someone should make it and take a better picture and send it to me ;D). The chicken fried rice is one of Joshua's favorite meals or side dishes. In fact, I think he's made it more times than I have!
Tuesday evening I made a batch of chocolate biscotti. I hadn't made that for a long time (probably years!), so we all enjoyed it. Yehoshua kept sneaking bites of it! I wish it didn't leave black crumbs all over the table (and floor, if you're Yehoshua!). :)
Wednesday night was sweet and sour chicken night. Which reminds me, I want to find a good recipe for orange chicken and sesame chicken. Does anyone make those? If not, I'll search through some cookbooks or online. :)
Last night we had Chicken and Dressing Casserole. I had made it up ahead of time, since I knew I would be gone teaching music lessons during the day. It turned out great, and was a real blessing, since I received a surprise long-distance phonecall from my friend Ruth, and I enjoyed getting to chat instead of having to think about dinner. :D The casserole also used up the last of my yeast cornmeal bread that didn't turn out very well (too dense and hard), but which was perfect for stuffing/dressing. So, I added my "homemade stuffing mix" recipe. (I know it's cheap to buy but I don't like feeding my family all that MSG... and it's also quick and easy to make. So, why not? :D)
Last evening we also got to enjoy the first produce from our yellow squash plant. Yes, you read that right: we only planted ONE yellow squash plant, since last year we had three and were giving away tons to anyone who would take it. So, it figures that this year our single squash plant seems to be dying. I hope we get at least enough more to try a few other recipes besides our stove-top cooked squash that we had last night!
Yehoshua also enjoys eating granola for breakfast on many mornings. (Please pardon his "morning hair"!) He's a neat eater... unless he decides to dump the food. :| He likes to drink all the milk from the bowl first. I think he saw me drinking from my bowl one time... :D
Well, now Yehoshua's up from his nap, and we need to get clothes hung out, food made, some clean-up done, etc... Have a blessed weekend!