Wednesday, 1 June 2011

VERY EXCITED...but a little anxious!!

Tomorrow our 2nd grandson will be delivered and though we are thrilled and very excited as a mum you can understand why I am still a bit anxious.
I have therefore been keeping myself very busy..

There is a huge stew slow cooking in the oven as all the expectant family will be dining here this evening because grandson no.1 will be staying with us for a few days while mummy is in hospital and they can then put him to bed themselves as I'm sure leaving him will be a real wrench.

His little room is about ready, Victorian pine bed, bespoke mattress (as it's only 6 foot long, so we couldn't buy one ready made), new bedding and a few toys to make it more like home. Still a bit to do but I think he will like it. It was his bedroom when they lived with us, but his previous furniture has gone to his new home...

I have also been making leek and potato soup for my lunch from this recipe...

....believe me this is one of the best cookery books for simplicity, straight forward ingredients and tasty recipes I have used for a long time.... I love to cook but sometimes the whole preparation thing puts me off. I am not a chef and have never yet accomplished the rapid chopping that they seem to do while still leaving fingers in one piece. But I have my trusty gadget....had it years, can't remember when I bought it..the Braun multimix...

This amazing little machine saves getting out the food processor and chops raw carrot, peppers onion etc. in seconds. It also grinds granulated sugar to icing sugar and even grinds whole nutmegs....

Another gadget, bought on a whim I must admit at a Good Food Show many moons ago is my Daily hand blender. I was eyeing up the Bamix but at the time it was way out of my price bracket and they were demonstrating the Daily (at under half the price) and it really did seem to work just as well. Well I can tell you many years later it still blends my soups beautifully, minces up meat for pate and makes wonderful mousse from skimmed milk, so for once 'you only get what you pay for' appears to not be quite true.

So as I finally sit down to lunch on my soup and home made bread, I am racking my brain for something else to occupy me and my mind....perhaps I could start cutting out those new curtains......

(beautiful scented roses from the garden...)

Bon Appetit

I will be back to show off our newcomer soon...

Jenny xx

PS Have you seen the film Julie and Julia...Meryl Streep...great if you like to cook and a really lovely feel good movie....


  1. best wishes for tommorrrow, hope everything goes smoothly and look forward to seeing you new family member soon. x

  2. How exciting!! We have 4 grandsons and recently - well, 6 months ago - had a grand-daughter. The little man's room looks great! Hope all goes well. Look forward to seeing photos! Abby x

  3. I'm sure he'll love the new bedroom and anyway he'll be so excited at staying at grandma's house and getting a new baby brother. Can't wait to see your new grandson, how exciting for you, hope all goes well, Lucey x

  4. Your soup looks delicious!! I love the cheery red and blue room with the pine furniture. Perfect for your little grandson when he stays. Congratulations and best wishes for Mum and Dad on the birth of baby number 2!! I hope to be a grandma someday too.

  5. It is very exciting as well as nervey i bet! Can't wait to hear his weight and all!

    The bedroom is gorgeous, what a lucky lad your no 1 grandson is!
    ps, the soup trurren is lovely, the colour and shape is sivine as look the contents xx

  6. Will be thinking of you all, it certainly sounds like you're going to be making your grandson welcome and very special for his stay,

    Victoria xx

  7. Hope everything goes well - how very exciting! The room looks lovely, as does the soup!

  8. Congratulations with the impending arrival of GS #2.Wishing all goes smoothly. Tamara x

  9. Thinking of you all today. Such an exciting time!
    Hope you all slept well.
    Beautiful roses.
    Lisa x

  10. I hope you are having a lovely time with your little Grandson and there is some baby news very soon :) xx

  11. Domestic Goddess or what. My food processor started smoking this week( literally)mind you it is 20+ years old. Hope all is well with new baby.Exciting day.

  12. I know I used to love being around at Granny's house! x


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