It’s nice to look back and reflect…
My fave recipe book: 250 must-have slow cooker recipes
My fave dessert: Meringues (which I finally mastered, after many failed attempts) with my homemade lemon curd.
My fave savoury dish: Lamb shanks done in the slow cooker. I’ve done them lots of ways and they are consistently amazing! Plus the leftovers go into the piemaker.
My fave read: Counting by 7s – Holly Goldberg Sloan.
My fave TV shows: Fargo and True Detective.
My fave tea: T2 released a caramel brownie tea, and I got a sampler, but never got anymore before it was off the shelves. Devastating.
My fave blog: The Measured Mom for great educational printables.
My fave garden success: Bringing my lemon tree back to life… with gusto!!
My fave DIY project: making a pallet garden.
My fave kiddie product: Actually, my slow cooker. Makes me a lot more available to the children!
My fave new shop: The Cup & Mug – Polish pottery.
My fave new cafe: Est. 1906, Seddon.
My fave entertaining-for-the-kiddies cafe: Est. 1906, Seddon.
My fave take-away: Godfather’s Pizza, Yarraville. Old-school pizza – the kids love it!
My fave place for a drink: Littlefoot Bar, Footscray.
My fave clothes shop: Pash, in Pt. Fairy. Same as the previous year.
My fave useful purchase: A family-sized tent. Never underestimate the advantages to internal doors in your tent.
My fave pretty, but unnecessary, purchase: A Gorman dress. Covered in moths. Yes.
My fave parenting moment: It’s happened more than once, and will hopefully continue for a long time… when I walk into a room and Adella is reading Arlo a book.
Happy New Year!!