For nine months we expected to become parents. We made lists of supplies to buy, friends and family bought us all kinds of gifts, but nothing could prepare us for the overwhelming joy we felt as we got to know our newborn those first few hours after his birth.
When we finally took him home a couple days later, we were free to admire all his little expressions, calm his cries and get him used to his new home. We even introduced to him to our (and now his) dog Spark… so far so good on that front; dog’s not jealous :)
I’ve still been cooking up meals in our slow cooker, I just can’t find time to post them between feedings, diaper changes, laundry, sleep etc. The only way I’ve been in touch with the blogosphere is reading posts as I nurse — Is that wrong? It makes me feel guilty, so I don’t do it much. I hope you’re all well and forgive my absence while I enjoy every minute of being a mom and adjust to a new schedule.
Since last week, we’ve actually had spring weather, so soon we should be able to taste some local veggies, like asparagus and rhubarb. Fiddleheads were already out a couple weeks ago; we missed out on those this year, but honestly, I prefer wild leeks (ramps) to fiddleheads anyway… I just need to find a place where they grow so we can forage for our own!
If you’re looking for some spring slow cooker recipes before I get the new ones up, check out the ones I posted last year. They include favourites like slow cooker rhubarb crumble, chicken and asparagus soup and braised chicken in rhubarb sauce.