reality check

I like to cook. And I like to bake. Sometimes our friend and neighbour is astonished because although I am complaining about not having enough time there might still be cake on the table when she swings by. Truth is: for me, baking is also a way to entertain the children. You don’t know what to do with the rest of the afternoon? Get busy in the kitchen. It was always a sure thing to keep the little one happy for another hour.

That having said, I am also often facing failure in the kitchen. Last year I had several weeks when none of my cakes or cookies turned out the way they were supposed to be. And somehow it seems to happen again. With two kids around me (and at least one always demanding something) I struggle to serve proper lunch. Or dinner. Because lets face it: you do need a certain amount of time and concetration (and space!) for preparing dinner.

Two weeks ago I made savoury pancakes for lunch (with courgette, parmesan and feta). The little one sat down, looked at her plate and asked: “Mom, what are we eating today??” Yes, I admit, it didn’t look like pancakes. I guess the person who invented Kaiserschmarrn faced a similar problem…

A few days later, the little one sat down, looked at her plate and commented: “Oh, mom, you made a sludge!!” Mmmmh…

And now today. I decided to cook a new recipe. Looked delicious in the magazine. Just five major ingredients. Took less than 30 minutes to prepare. Easy-peasy. And it almost looks like it’s supposed to look, doesn’t it? Just the basil is missing….

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Darling, if you read this….this is what you’ll have in your lunchbox tomorrow 🙂

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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