I don’t even know what to say for all of the incredible words that you all shared yesterday. Thank you.
We are knee deep in birthday preparations here today, and the excitement is building in all of us. My little Elwood keeps telling everyone he can find, “I am going to be four this week, four is a really big boy”.
Jacob is busy making Elwood a wonderful soccer bag, and he has insisted on doing every part of it himself. So far he has ironed (sorry, but I drew the line at using a rotary cutter with a 5 year old, and I cut it out for him), pinned and sewn the sides. Today we will work on making the casing, and then he will be all done.
I, on the other hand, will not be done so easily. However, I am still getting everyone out of the house and into the mountains to hike this afternoon, so the last of the preps will have to wait until later tonight.
I have found the perfect GF birthday breakfast recipe, and I will let you all know how it turns out.
For today, I leave you with my newest favorite: infused oil. I had a friend drop in on us unexpectedly last night, and with very little in the pantry, and a loaf of GF bread coming out of the oven, I infused some olive oil, herbs and garlic together, popped open a bottle of wine, and enjoyed the evening.
Just grab whatever sounds good, put it into a heavy bottom pan, and infuse on low for as long as you can (I only did it for an hour last night, but longer would be just fine). Either serve with bread to dip, or strain it through cheese cloth and use to cook with (I also love to spread it on a loaf of bread just after it comes out of the oven).
OK, fingers crossed that I can get it all done before my little one opens his eyes tomorrow morning