Spring has arrived and She has brought a full basket, wonderful abundance, into my world. This feast-or-famine business of being a freelance writer is dicey, but for now my timesheet is full. Much as I would have liked to celebrate Spring Day yesterday, with a champagne breakfast, I had to be a good girl and keep my head down to meet my deadlines.
The early afternoon brought a wonderful distraction; the Post Office van delivered a parcel sent all the way from Australia by my friend Amanda (our fabulous blogger http://buttercup600.wordpress.com/ ) to my sick little daughter. My child’s glee as she uncovered the treasures inside this parcel was something to behold. At the bottom of the box lay something for me, the biggest cook book I have ever owned:
Of course that put paid to any thought of working for the rest of the afternoon. I took the book out into the garden and contemplated supper. I’d planned a roasted pork fillet, but page 194 yielded a recipe for 3-pepper stir fry that made me drool and seemed just perfect to fill the wraps I had long been wanting to try. I figured that making wraps couldn’t be too different to making pancakes.
I used a recipe I found on http://www.se7en.org.za/ and was thrilled with the results. Look at them lovely puppies:
What a happy meal we had; my family raved:
“Better than Woolworths” said my husband.
“Can I have these for my lunch box every day?” asked the child.
I’m not sure I like the fast development of my child’s sense of humour though … with three new cook books in the past month, she said yesterday, “Mom, people keep sending you these books, I guess they think you can’t cook”. Hmphf!
Thank you Amanda, my life is richer for having you in it.