Sunday, May 24, 2009

Coconut bread weekend

This is the last day of Mick's 3 week annual leave. The poor man is devastated and he's been dragged into work for a meeting ... the meeting became go get something done in the vineyard. So while he was gone. I made a coconut bread using Bill Granger's recipe. I am a true stepford wife now, I have managed to bake while keeping an eye on a 3 week old in his rocker.

Here's the recipe off lifestylefood channel's website. I had forgotten about this until I saw a re-run (isn't Foxtel all about RE-RUNS!! GRRR) and I thought this would be good for the poor man to have while at work.

  • 2 Eggs
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 150 g shredded Coconuts
  • 75 g unsalted Butter melted
  • icing sugar
  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  • Lightly whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl, add sugar and coconut, and stir to combine.
  • Make a well in the centre and gradually stir in the egg mixture until just combined.
  • Add melted butter and stir until the mixture is just smooth, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 21 x 10 cm (81/2 x 4 in) loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer.
It did not quite take 1 hour, I think it was in the oven for about 45mins. The batter is slightly runny and it looks and smells absolutely yummy. I do not usually have a thing for coconut but this smells yum!

I have not done any sewing since leaving the hospital as my back had been really bad. As you can imagine my centre of gravity has been messed up and breastfeeding a baby (although he is itty bitty) has done my back in. Mick has bought me a new sewing machine and I will be BACK next week! Truly looking forward to it - and not being back at work.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

He has arrived!!

Last Monday on the 4th of May, little Pork Chop was born! Ok so it was an elective and hardly any surprise. It was still a surprise to me. I was tempted the entire time while waiting to run off in my dressing gown and surgery gown. LOL I was in denial.

Here he is! He is Itty Bitty and we have named him Daniel Every.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nesting for his nursery!

Today is the first day .. and also the last day that I can sit at home and not at work before Pork Chop comes. I am secretly sad that I only have one day off but quite glad that I am quasi important at work. LOL Yesterday I showed Pork Chop what Mummy used to look like. I found this picture in the computer so I told him, this is Mummy before you.

And this is Mummy with you. So hopefully Mummy after Pork Chop will be as above again. :)
So my only one day of relaxing .. what am I doing instead? I am pimping my new business like there is no tomorrow. Twitter, Myspaz, Facebook.. I am doing everything and I am stressing that I am not getting any calls!? I am truly going crazy.

So I just realised that I have not shown everyone pork chop's space. It is a little frustrating as it is very grey today and I do not think I have seen a peep of sunshine. I hope the pictures of the room turns up gorgeous.

That is his change table, change pad that I sewed a slip on cover for. It's spot the Ikea furniture in this room really. Mick has unclipped the Orbit Baby infant car seat so that it is ready to be taken to the hospital. And below is the Miyo Baby Hammock plus a gliding chair that Mick decided we absolutely had to have. I wished that it was sunnier today - my feet are cold.

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