This last week has been a little hectic. It’s been Pesach and the kids have been on holiday and I’ve been home with them. I’ve done some work, we’ve gone to the park, we went shopping and as one does on a Jewish holiday, I’ve cooked. A lot!
Im going to be added lots more recipes going forward, I feel like I’ve neglected my little food blog and thats going to change. I hope you enjoy the recipes and please let me know how they turn out if you try them.
We were very lucky to be invited to stay with my brother in law and his girlfriend in Cape Town over Pesach/Easter, so we packed our things (I seriously over packed mine and the kids things, could have cut all of it by half!) and off we went.
We flew Kulula and they were running about an hour late so we arrived in CT just after 1pm.
Paul spent a few days working and meeting some of his CT contacts while I chilled at the house with the kids.
On Friday morning we met up with Tertia, Heather, Sally, Tanya, Candice, Amanda, Tania (did I leave anyone out??) and a few non tweeps and most of the spouses and kids at Nitida Wine Estate. I of course brought my camera and then totally forgot to take any pictures! It was so awesome meeting all these people in real life.
Next time we will definitely spend more time with all you crazy and fabulous CT tweeps!
Saturday was spent in Franschhoek and Boschendal, just the four of us and ended up on Camps Bay beach with my mom, my uncle and his two kids, my moms boyfriend, his daughter and son in law and their three kids.
Aaron wasnt too sure about the beach or the sea but before we knew it he was nekkid, building sand castles, jumping in the ‘pool’ they had built and having a grand time.
So grand in fact that he did not want to leave, nor did he want to get under the shower to wash off all the sand. Needless to say an #AaronTantrum ensued and if you were in Camps Bay on Saturday afternoon and witnessed a small nekkid boy scream his little lungs out for his mommy and daddy to ‘Just leave me alonnnnnnnnnne!!!!’ I apologise, truly, I do, no one should have to witness an #AaronTantrum, ever!
Sunday was spent at the Two Oceans Aquarium with Ash and Meg then on to lunch and then to the airport.
Kulula was actually on time and we got home just after 7pm.
Both kids were amazing on the flights, sleeping for most of the way and generally behaving themselves and charming the air stewards. Aaron even got to see inside the cockpit as we were disembarking at OR Thambo.
Other notable occurrences would be the two falls I managed to take.
On Thursday I managed to slip on the last of three steps, I was carrying two cups of coffee, the step was dry, I was bare foot, I landed on my arse and spilt most of the coffee on the floor, none on me and I didnt break the coffee cups!
On Saturday I slipped off a teeny tiny ledge outside the Boschendal gift shop, landing on my left butt cheek and my right knee (have no idea how) and I seem to have pulled a hamstring. I also managed not to break my BB which landed face down on the ground, yay me!
All in all a good trip, wish it could have been longer though, but Im happy to be home.
The chicken soup is simmering on the stove as I type. Its the first time I have made ‘real’ chicken soup and I am hoping it is up to my moms standard. Once the soup is done I will let it cool and freeze it only to be defrosted on Wednesday morning.
Tomorrow I will be making this pot roast. Sounds sooooo yummy I cant wait for Wednesday night.
In addition to the soup and roast, in great Jewish tradition, we are having a very full menu.