I am in the very lucky position where I only go out to work 2 days a week.
On these 2 days I make sure I leave something quick and easy to prepare for G to cook for the evening meal. Last night it was a jar of Honey and Mustard Chicken Tonight which all 3 of them really love. I don't mind buying that one as it seems to contain less additives.
Instead of G cooking it though it was me. S was off school yesterday as she woke up many times during the night coughing and coughing and coughing. She was exhausted by the morning and spent the day at home resting and has gone back to school today bright as a button.
As I had a bit of extra time given that there was no real food preparation to do I decided a bit of baking was in order.
I baked a ginger and date loaf. No picture to share as it came out looking very mis-shapen! The recipe said to bake in a 1lb loaf tin which I did. Next time I'll be doing it in a baking tray. The preparation was quite unusual. Dates, ginger,butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, sprinkled over with bicarb and then boiling water poured on top. Stirred until the butter had melted and then flour folded in. The end result was very tasty though, especially with a cup of tea.
This doesn't look like the most comfortable place to rest but Malcolm seems to like it.
T came home from school proudly wearing this badge on Monday. He is so helpful towards the staff. Last time I had to drop something into the school receptionist told me 'how polite T always is. He always has a please and thank you. I shouldn't be so amazed when a child is that polite as I work in a place full of them, but he is the exception rather than the rule.'
I left feeling a very proud mum indeed. That's my boy.