Tuesday, 9 September 2008

After first day at school food

Small woke up in a bad mood and announced that he wouldn't be starting school today, he went back to bed and ten minutes later got up, jumping about exclaiming how excited he was to be starting school. Just shows what an extra ten minutes in bed can do for you. I know this from experience as still being in bed having an extra ten minutes I missed this little drama!! Good job too or I'd have either cried or said okay he didn't have to start school now or ever if he didn't want to. So he did actually go, he has started school - It was a lot less traumatic than first time round... Maybe because Hubs was there to give me a big hug this time. The bell went and Little ran off to his class without saying goodbye, this was not a good start. I've said before about their routine where they hug and kiss each other goodbye, we all have to do it and then it seems to make saying goodbye okay for them. Doesn't work for me, I'm rubbish at saying goodbye! Anyway, I'll spare you the amateur dramatics as he was there for less time than he used to spend at nursery and it will remain like that until the Summer term next year... He's not overly impressed that he can't stay for lunch and wants to get his first pair of school shoes muddy!

As for after school food I'll be making noodle broth with pork balls, recipe soon and I'll also be making some eggy bread (using brioche) with blackberries and blackberry sauce served with ice cream just like this version we made the other week.

Blackberries washed and in a pan with some sugar and a few tablespoons of water.

Brioche cut into slices, dipped in egg and fried (cutting out shapes if your heart should so desire).

Assemble the eggy bread, blackberries, blackberry sauce and ice cream - delicious!

16 comments:

Aimée said...

Oh my, that looks like the perfect start to a day, extra sleep or not!
Happy back-to-school to you all.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That has got to be a winner of a first day of school story Amanda! That is terrific.
Love the heart cutouts!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh, and I wish I could understand what in the devil is going on with my comments. It seems fine for some and others it's just not working. Let me know what message you're getting or what happens when you try to leave a message. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back! Welcome back! I can imagine that it must be so hard being a mom and having your kids go off to school (I had tears when the wild bird we raised fledged, but I'm not sure that counts!). That eggy bread looks wonderful and I especially love the pic of the raspberries - just gorgeous!

Culinary Cowgirl said...

Aren't you a good mommy?! What fabulous food for the first day!

Little sounds like my boy. When I pick him up at the end of his 'day' (before noon), he doesn't want to leave :)

Deborah said...

I love that an extra 10 minutes made all the difference! And I strive to be a mother like you are!

Southern Plate said...

This made my heart melt!

Marie said...

Great first day of school story Amanda! OH, it's so good to have you back. Now you stick around! Don't go disappearing again! I missed you!

Marie said...

PS. I meant to say your chutney and eggy bread look delicious!

Sylvie said...

I'd happily go back to school if it would mean I'd get a treat like that when I come home!

Joanna said...

No wonder he didn't want to go to school, knowing there's cooking like that at home ;)

Hope he's settling in, and that you are managing too

Love the hearts

Joanna

Tash said...

You make going to school sound wonderful, if just to come home and eat those two lovely dishes (and from a girl who found school absolutely abhorrent, that is saying something!)!

Thanks for your kind words, warm wishes and also offer of support. I can't even begin to fathom what's happening now in my head, heart or body, but I suppose with time it'll all work itself out. Thanks for being there.

Great Big Veg challenge said...

Congratulations on school.
I love the heart brioche...and will be trying it out on my gang.
Charlotte

Gemma said...

I may have enjoyed school more if I came home to a treat like that!

Kelly-Jane said...

Well done Small - big school boy now! and well done Mum too for getting through it!

Lovely food :)

Margaret said...

Lovely eggy bread and berry sauce, it certainly doesn't get any better than that!

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