Good day readers and bloggers!
How was your weekend? Mine was not too exciting. Hubby had to work on Saturday and Sunday and my lil girl had a fever reaction from a flu shot . She was well and happy but her temp suddenly rises and we are monitoring it and thank God she is back to the normal and stable toddler body temp. Thanks to Braun Exactemp thermometer. One of the well used items since babyhood till now of my lil one.
Anyway, my Monday is usually hectic with my LOs Gymbaroo classes at New Lambton at 9.30 so we leave the house at 845 to walk to the venue. ( mommy brisk walks and pushes the pram , LO sits like a duchess! Lol) and it ends at 10.15 and we usually walk back to shop if needed or just run at the park . Today though was a bit gloomy so we chose to stay home and chill. I also decided to cook lunch early .
So the fridge needs replenishing of items but I found half cauliflower head red capsicum, a carrot (single and ready to mingle) . I thought okay, it may be a good idea to roast it. A good batch for lunch and dinner tonight.
So I washed, and cut them up in chunks, dunked them in a mixing bowl seasoned with….( i have no rules here) olive oil,salt, pepper, paprika, rosemary, steak seasoning.Also, i have sliced red onions into chunks and 2 cloves of carlic mashed with skin on.
I have read that parmesan and garlic also works. So it is really up to you and what you have on your spice rack.
Then call your assistant.
The assistant may have been lurking around the house, demanding from popcorn, chips, chocolate( yes ! My kiddo is a junkie 😂) so I routinely ignored and counter offered with apple, orange, fruit cup, but of course she said no. ( very popular for toddlers!) So we agreed on yoghurt. After few minutes, LO is doing a Jackson Pollock masterpiece on the floor with banana yoghurt leftover! Awesome.
So , after cleaning the artwork, washed the LOs hands and asked if she wants to help me. Of course! My LO is keen on these. Anything that she can touch, mix, manipulate, and throw is a win win! So here comes me being a former preschool / childcare worker, CIA special ops agent , did some incidentant vocabulary work on naming the veggies, sensory on textures and smell, fine motor activity on scooping and transferring( hello Montessori) and practical life- supervised of course as the oven is being pre heated in 200deg cel.
After the apprentice had enough , I intervened to assist on placing the tray in the oven. After 40mins, it was looking good!time to take it out of the oven and rest it for a bit , away from the LO.
Tadaa! Now, you may try other sturdy veggies like potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, whole fresh mushrooms, brocolli, zucchini and you may add chicken, chorizo , italian sausages ( hmm, good excuse to buy and try it again) if you feel to do so. just a note on watching the raw meat to cook well .slicing it into even slices ( esp chicken breast) will be a good idea.
I am not a food blogger and I cook, I serve and eat. You will see in my future posts on how my husband also contributes on our weight gain err I meant culinary activities at home.
So, there goes half of my Monday. The LO is snoring on my belly as I type this one. I have to move her and carry on with my crochet.
Have a lovely week ahead.