A Family Sunday
Some reasons to be very thankful.
Overnight, a sudden death in the family.
This type of incident could happen to any family at any time, and serves to remind us that there is always a balance to be had between budgeting and living to the full.
I woke up to a grinning face:
This little one wakes us up most mornings by clambering onto our bed, and today was no exception.
After a snuggle with the iPlayer and a cup of tea, I got up and cooked breakfast for the assembled masses: sausages (meat and veggy, from the freezer), bacon (bought ahead and frozen when it was 2 for 1), beans (value), hash browns (frozen), tomatoes and fried eggs.
I deliberately left the frying pan from cooking the bacon on the stove top...
When I was clearing up after the meal, I chopped three onions and sweated these in the bacon fat in the pan before adding three peeled and chopped sweet potatoes, 2 chopped carrots and a sliced courgette. I also added thee leftover tomatoes from breakfast and 2 litres of veg stock.
I transferred the lot to a large saucepan and simmered it while I washed up breakfast, before blending it into a gorgeous soup that I served at lunchtime with HM flatbreads and cheese.
This afternoon I've been working as has GD, and this evening we are being treated to a takeaway by extended family.
Its been a day for coming together, and as in lots of families; for us that inevitably means food plays a large part!
Wherever you are in the world, and whatever you're doing when you read this: stop and give someone your love - whether they are near or far.
Sending you blessings this evening.