Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real


Snack time is one of the things that we can all agree upon in our household.  Fresh fruit (the last of the year's peaches), almonds and crackers hit the spot.  Quite simple and pretty.


The craftiness gene is being passed on!  Zosia has taken up crocheting in full force, thanks to a potholder making kit she received from my sister on her birthday.  There was one entire weekend when we seriously did not see Zosia: she was in the basement making potholders.  If you need a potholder, you know where to come.  Part of making the potholders involves crocheting off the ends, and this week she has asked me to teach her how to crochet.  I learned how to crochet when I was little, and I actually think it is preferable to knitting for young children.  It is much more forgiving and error proof, and gives little ones a sense of accomplishment without demanding perfection.  I am excited to for her to take the next step to knitting one day when she's ready.


In my house growing up, we didn't make pancakes, we made nalesniki, which are basically Polish crepes.  They are delicious and amazing, whether served plain with a sprinkling of sugar, with nutella and strawberries, or with sweetened farmers cheese (think blintzes).  My children are always begging my mom to make them, and so I've started making them at home much more often.  As anyone who has had a picky eater before (ahem... Hugo... ahem) knows, finding a food that your child loves makes everyone happy. He decided his preferred method of consuming nalesniki is with huge mounds of plain yogurt and jelly, unrolled.  Totally fine with me.  Although if you're going for the refined dining thing, take Zosia's cue and roll them up daintily.


Ben and I are home with colds this week.  There are no two ways about it, I am just not the best traveler. I don't sleep well on the road, always seem to pick something up, and often come home a little worn out.  I have learned to enjoy traveling despite all of this, but it does bring me to where I am this week: resting at home with a sick husband.  We are drinking tea and raw honey, getting plenty of fluids, and enjoying one another's company, which in the end isn't half bad.

round button chicken


Melissa said...

The crepe was right after your discussion of crochet, so I thought for a second that it was supposed to be a picture of something crocheted. Bzzzzzt. :-)

Adele said...

Sorry to disappoint! Although I think that a crepe would be a wonderful first crochet attempt, don't you? :-)

Melissa said...

No disappointment here—and yes, it would be a pretty darned funny first crochet attempt!

Jenny said...

Mmmm the nalesniki look delicious. And yeah for crochet. I'm working on a Granny blanket for my husband. It is taking me forever and a day, but that's ok. If I just do a little each day I'll be just fine.
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