It was full in the best kind of way though. Full of swimming to escape the heat, farm and family visits, gardening, cooking, a search for special wood, a little bit of sewing, a drippy ice cream or two and let's not forget eating. So much food coming out of that garden and kitchen of mine!
One of the things I really love about where we are now, is that on weekends we can get straight down to the business of living. No more watching the minutes pass by while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic queues. We get to bypass all that waiting time and jump straight into the good stuff. And summertime is all about getting out there, despite the heat, and squeezing every last moment of those long days. Sleep comes later, much later on the weekends, when we all just seem to fall into bed, exhausted after a long, full day.
Last week was a bit a doozy. My first week as a school mum. I've vowed to be better prepared this week. The uniforms are ironed and the lunches planned out for the week with some special Back To School Muffins! A little bit of healthy yum for a growing schoolboy. Hopefully there'll be enough for the lunchboxes because the kids keep scoffing them.
I'm wondering, what do you mums out there put in school lunchboxes? How do you keep them healthy and interesting? I've started pinning some ideas over on pinterest, but any tips to help this newbie out would be greatly appreciated!
Back To School Muffins
3 cups wholemeal self raising flour (substitute flours would be fine here)
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 zucchinis grated
1 large carrot grated
1 red onion
bunch of chives chopped finely
100 grams bacon
2 cups milk
1/4 cup olive oil
Here's what I do:
Cook the bacon and onion in a pan and allow to cool a bit. Add all ingredients in a bowl. Don't mix too much. Spoon into muffin trays and cook in a moderate oven (about 25 mins) until a skewer comes out clean.
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