Sunday, October 08, 2006

My personalized feast

At the early breakfast hour (of about 2 pm today… long story…) kiddo and I discovered that we had a whole big jar of vanilla yogurt. To save it from inevitable slow death in the fridge (cause no one here likes plain vanilla yogurt… can’t remember why I got it in the first place…) we decided (ok, ok, I decided – but he didn’t object) to make vanilla pancakes. Which require just a couple of cups of flower with a teaspoon of magic baking powder, 2 eggs, yogurt (I think I used about 2 cups), and some milk to get the desired consistency. They turned out so good, I don’t think I’ll go back to making them with milk only… In fact, I’ll try it with some other yogurt soon, like peach or strawberry… That’s ought to be good.

It was a surprisingly beautiful day outside. I mean, it was over 20 degrees outside (in October! after all this rain!), and sunny and so nice that I figured pregnant or not, sick or not, we are going for a walk. Even if it’s just a short one… So I loaded the kiddo in the stroller, and off we went.

As the kid enthusiastically pointed out every “va va” (dog…) to me, I was thinking that one more step, and mommy will melt on the sidewalk. Seriously, these past few months spent locked in the house, and moving only in the car have taken its toll. I felt like I ran a marathon before we even reached the end of our block. But I braved it. And was rewarded with a kid that went for a nap almost as soon as he hit the bed (if only the phone didn’t keep waking him up, Daddy!).

And then at night I was all by myself again. Cause the boys went to grandma’s. Which meant that I was free to make myself anything I wanted, without worrying whether anyone else would like it. And I decided to treat myself. To go all out. And I have created a nice layered eggplant/veggies something (boy, I’m creative with names…). All for myself! I don’t care if no one else is crazy bout eggplant with carrots, I AM (ok, there were other veggies too, I’m really not crazy about eggplant with JUST carrots -- there are limits to my insanity), and I’m having them!!! And I did! I even decorated it. Just for myself. (Well, maybe I am loosing it a little… Maybe I should start inviting people over, or something…)

I then microwaved some potatoes, added just a tiny-tiny bit of butter, and lots of chopped dill.

And to feel less guilty about all those calories, for dessert I had an apple. Very healthy indeed.

After which I watched “Elisabeth” on TV, and wondered at how did people ever live without phones, computers, fridges… Heck, they didn’t even have proper bathrooms or showers! I mean, did you see the amount of makeup she wore? And no shower or running water! She must’ve needed a whole court just to wash it all off…

I love modern conveniences…

PS: I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the never-ending patience of my father whom I call about 100 times a day with intelligent questions such as “how do you fry an eggplant?”, “how to microwave potatoes?”, etc… Just so no one here thinks that I’m taking all the credit for myself.

Posted by vasilisa @ 11:54 p.m.

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WOW!! you had some fun on your own,Lisa!! Good for you!! Looks good, potatoes too! Love dilly potatoes!:))

Posted by Blogger Foodie's Hope @ 4:27 p.m. #

hi lisa, those pancakes sound and look delicious - what a great idea. your Egplant Something looks delish too!!

Posted by Anonymous aria @ 9:10 p.m. #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

PS: My name is not actually Vasilisa... But I find that honest reporting comes easier when there is a shred of anonymity. (Apparently, posting pics of my sons doesn't count...)

PPS: For those of you wondering where on the planet I am: I'm cosily tacked away in the Torontonian suburbia of the Great White North (Canada).

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