Hey there internet! Guess what I did today? I cooked dinner! Exactly one week after cooking dinner for the last time before popping out that new baby. (Who still doesn't have an internet nickname. I'm really failing on this front.) Nothing too terribly exciting, but it was good to make something... I literally spent the rest of the day sleeping and nursing, sleeping and nursing. Which is quite pleasant, to be honest. I've found these early days quite relaxing this time around. I have no idea why I feel so differently than I did when the Emperor was a newborn-- I was on the edge of hysterics more or less constantly when he was tiny and definitely did not feel well rested or cheerful a week into it.
Just some brown rice noodles with red sauce (jarred) and spinach (frozen), and some broth bread. Broth bread? It's like garlic bread, except that I didn't have any garlic powder so I used broth powder.
Funny story... I realized we were out of garlic powder so I decided to use some vegetable broth I found in the spice drawer. Now, whenever I buy powdered broth, I take a minute to write the reconstitution info on the bag somewhere. You know, 1 tbsp powder + 1 c of water or whatever. It varies by brand, and I like to be able to see it right there when I go to make some broth. So I thought it was a little strange when I pulled out this bag of broth and it didn't have anything written on it.
I figured that Josh must have bought it (happens sometimes) and not written the instructions on it... so I go ahead and start sprinkling it on the bread. About 2/3rds of the way through, I think to myself: this broth smells really bizarre. Sort of... sweet? Huh.
And then I taste it.
It's not broth powder.
It's chickpea flour.
Well, I shook it off and found some actual broth powder and the toast was edible, so all's well that ends well. And I laughed pretty hard on realizing I was starting my return to the kitchen with a near disaster.
Speaking of minor disasters, heh... here's a lovely photograph of the Emperor looking like he's just crawled out of a cave somewhere:
And here's one of that other guy too: