29 Oct 2015

Chili con carne

Your everyday, super simple version of it.
In an ideal world, I would make this out of finest beef which I'd mince myself and use only fresh ingredients. In reality, I don't have the time nor the money.
So your busy-but-poor-working-mum-recipe is as follows:

In a cast iron kettle, sear 400 g of minced beef.
Add 2 dl of canned corn and 2 dl of canned kidney beans (remember to rinse well!).
Add 1 can of tomato puré and 1 dl of beef broth.
Season to your liking with paprika, chili, garlic powder and taco seasoning.
Mix well and let simmer on low temperature, under a lid for about 30 minutes.
Serve with boiled rice and top with corn kernels and avocado cubes.

Someday I WILL make a fancy version of this. Maybe on my next vacation.

18 Oct 2015

The globe

In a (desperate) need for a night light in the kid's room, I decided I wanted a globe. A good, old-fashioned globe.
I was lucky enough to find one on a Facebook fleamarket for 10 euros.
The colours work well with the rest of this very tidy kid room.
In addition to being in a phase of not being able to sleep in the dark, the kid is also going through a phase of imitation. Wonder where he get THIS from.

4 Oct 2015

Sunday roast

I want to create routines, habits and traditions which the kid, when he's grown up, remembers as something we always did when he was a child. Those kind of memories are the fondest to me from my own childhood.
Sunday dinner is one of the things that I want to be special. Sometimes it means we eat take-away on the sofa while watching sports. Usually, however, it means I cook something that takes a bit more time and effort - and tastes a bit better too.
Pulled pork is one of the favourites. We make burgers and pizza with it, or we eat with fries and veggies.
Sunday dinner, though, is never anything fancy with white linen on the table. Because what I most want the kid to remember, is that Sundays were always fun days.