AN URBAN MAMA'S TAKE ON NURTURING HER FAMILY

Monday, September 11

Busy or what?!



Time sure flies! Baby girl is 3 weeks old today, well, technically at 5:21pm. Meanwhile our little boy turns 2 at the end of the month. These two sure keep us busy, it feels like we're constantly changing diapers. But, we are also constantly smiling and laughing. They give us such joy.

People in our lives continue being SO generous. We like to keep things minimal here, so all the gifts that have been coming in have made us look at what we already have, and don't use or need. So last Thursday we packed up 2 large garbage bags full of donations for the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy. Our de-cluttering continues...plan to put a bunch of stuff up on craigslist and donate a few more books to our local library.

Last week I made time to make a huge pot of 'Seb's Soup' based on the wilting organic vegetables kicking around in the fridge. Here's what went in:

3 starting-to-wilt carrots
2 sad-looking-and-needing-to-be-peeled zucchini
1 beautiful large white onion
3 cloves garlic
2 cute-but-bruised yams
1 small acorn squash
2 cups of red lentils
approx 12 cups of water
salt to taste


I started making this soup last year, and made it weekly all fall and winter long. The dad said last week's version was the very best pot I'd made yet. Personally I think it was simply because I was quite generous with the extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.

Now that we have room for vegetables, today I have to deal with wilting fruit to make room for tonight's Front Door Organics drop off. On the counter are half a dozen different types of Ontario apples, a box of Concord grapes, one pear, two plumbs and a big gleaming bowl of cherries. "Planning" to make a couple fruit medley crisps, but we'll see if the kidlets allow for this...



The UNICEF Cards and Gifts Catagloue arrived in the mail on Friday. Yep, Santa Claus is getting ready for his 2006 around the world in 24 hour trip again!

1 comment:

Urban Vegan's Evil Twin said...

Sounds like you life is settling back in nicely.