I was showered

November 28, 2010 at 8:51 am 5 comments

The baby shower yesterday was a huge success.  Its theme was nursery rhymes!  I really need to brush up on my nursery rhymes, since all mothers MUST know at least 10 good ones to keep her child entertained at all times.  This is part of the Oath that all Mothers take.  True story.

I received some excellent gifts too.  Among other things, a beautiful hand-knit sweater and hat, a gorgeous hand-made fleece blanket, an amazing mosaic-ed (sp?) shelf/coat hanger for Henry’s room (did I mention that my friends are crazy talented?), a bouncy seat, a breast pump, and a baby sling.  We tried Henry in the sling last night and he fell asleep in it (Dreams do come true!)  Speaking of sleep, he slept for four solid hours last night.  That’s the most he’s slept since the night of his birth!  Of course, I am totally jinxing us by bragging about it.  But the event is noteworthy, and Must Be Blogged.

Beautiful Mosaic made by Talented Friend.


A few nights ago, I had that extra bit of motivation and that extra bit of luck of having a sleeping baby, and was able to make a somewhat intricate dinner of Thai Coconut Curry.  The recipe is simple enough (and frugal enough!  Oh yes).  It goes a little something like this:

1.  Cook up brown or white rice using 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice.  For brown rice, it takes usually about 30-45 minutes and white rice takes about 15 minutes.

2.  Peel and cut three carrots and two potatoes into 1 inch chunks.  Boil in water for about 10 minutes, drain, then set aside.

3.  Meanwhile, fry up one diced onion, a few minced cloves of garlic, 2 teaspoons of dried ginger, and 2 teaspoons of curry powder.  Cook this up over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.  Just make sure the garlic doesn’t turn brown!

4.  Add one can of coconut milk to the onion mixture as well as 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.  Cook for five minutes.  Then add 1/2 cup frozen peas and 2 cups of chopped broccoli or green beans.  Basically, whatever sort of frozen green vegetable you have on hand!  Cook for another 3 or 4 minutes and then add carrots/potatoes.

5.  Add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar or lime juice.  Serve over the cooked rice and enjoy!

Delicious.  Nutritious.  Frugal.

Today we’re heading to my Husband’s brother’s place which is 1.5 hours away.  This is the farthest we’ve ever driven with Henry, so wish us luck!  I am sure we will need it.

My muse about 2 minutes ago.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jim Lee Scott  |  November 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Jim Lee Scott is wondering why you didn’t take a picture of his lady’s cupcakes???

    • 2. Sarah  |  November 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm

      awww what a sweetie that jim lee is…. LOL

      did you survive your drive to orangeville?

      • 3. Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  November 30, 2010 at 10:36 am

        I wish I had taken a picture of the cupcakes but I was too busy shovelling them into my mouth!

  • 4. Erika  |  November 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    glad you had a wonderful shower, that mosaic is beautiful! i hope henry does well on his 1st road trip. car rides usually knock them out so im sure it will be fine. love the pic of the lil man, what a life eh? xo

    • 5. Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  November 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

      Thankfully Henry is the type of baby who falls asleep on car rides, hurrah!


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