Emo The Emotional Elf

#caring #cooking #schoolreturn

Hi all hope your keeping well, Today’s been a big challenge started off beautifully Jale woke early not quite as early as me, Seems school run mode kicked in I woke up at 5.30 had all the washing done and kitchen and dining room all sorted before Jake even woke up, I even picked some fresh flowers from the garden for the table.

Jake looking pretty smart in his new grown up six form style, still wearing his face masks when outside our house. But glad my kids are both double vaccinated before school went back.

Niki doesn’t return to college till the 13th of September so still some time to get herself super prepared and ready. First though sleep patterns Jake has been totally exhausted after school and has ate and slept almost as soon as he got in, since he returned yesterday. He was so excited this morning he was very stimmy before and eager to go back so much so he was trying to get me to leave at 7am. That didn’t happen way to early to be at school he got their at 8 so he could have a little time before school starts just to get used to his surroundings and be relaxed in school environment. So this morning it was too Jake off then on to pick Hayley up and drop her at the day center she was their for the whole day today. And I Had free time to cook.

I made Greek food haven’t got all the pictures yet because the meal didn’t happen tonight as expected but tomorrow will be different.

Preparation time took the longest but had the music playing while I was in the chef zone

Greek meatballs, (Keftedes) home made Tzaziki, I also made a Greek salad and homemade chips with some pitta. I made an alternative veggie meatballs just changing the meat quorn mince and Meat free pork sausage shallow fry them and adding all the same other ingredients, I let it sit in a bowl in fridge for thirty minutes this helped with them sticking during the rolling and a little flour before shallow fry them. I left the lemon sauce off them menu will add when I make more tomorrow.

I did make some for the kids and for the first time Jake ate the meatballs with all the ingredients added and liked them some that made feel happy, that he liked them maybe another safe food to add to his list.

For desert another Greek cake, Revani now that turned out so well. It was super yummy

Some Greek dishes are new some I have done before and some instill wish to try and make.

Today inbound out who are great friends I can really talk too.

I am going to look at this day as one of them days you wish you could forget parts of and focus on the beautiful parts of the day.

Go to my little imaginary island, yes I find that helps on tough days to imagine you on a beach or something just sitting with the stunning view. It gives you a chance to process things and center yourself. I give myself little pep talks ❤

That’s it for today Tomorrow I have more stuff to share now though sleep early start good night.

Much love Faye xxx