Can someone please tell me why my child wakes up exactly one hour after being put to bed for the night? I'm stumped.
So, it's been an interesting weekend. On Friday night, David and I had a little gathering to go to and I had volunteered to bring a dessert. I always volunteer to bring dessert - baking is fun, cooking is not (to me). I did what never fails to drive David crazy...I tried a new recipe. He has no objections to new recipes; it's the making them for the first time and "trying them out" on non-family members that he doesn't understand. Really, I don't understand it myself. I should just make something tried and true when preparing dessert for other people. I decided to make some little cookie cups and then fill them with cream cheese frosting. Sounds good, right? First off, I should have known nothing good could come from them when I was trying to squish the dough into my mini muffin tins and it kept sticking to my fingers and wouldn't mold into the pan. The recipe called for store-bought refrigerated cookie dough but I don't think I've ever bought cookie dough - I always make it. I figured it'd be the same thing.
Apparently not the same thing.
Something was burning. I peeked into the oven and realized that the tins were overflowing and dripping (yes, apparently cookie dough can drip) onto the bottom of the oven. I think my dough wasn't cold enough...maybe I overmixed it. Either way, the stench was very potent. I wasn't having a particularly uplifting day to begin with but this failed recipe really had me defeated. We decided to just pick up some cookies on the way to the get-together instead. I hate doing that, but I love that the option to buy yummy cookies from the grocery store bakery is there.
So, that night we got home from the get-together and I rushed to get the baby in bed. For the last week or so she's been going to bed fine but then she'll wake up really mad about an hour later. She won't go to sleep until around 11:30pm so I've been trying to get her on a schedule. If she's anything like her father, she'll thrive on routine and structure. We'll see. Of course who really expects to stick to a schedule around the holidays? Yeah, I'm a great mom. Thanks to David, she's now sleeping again. He went in and patted her bum until she went back out. I don't know why she wakes up. Oh, nope...she's awake.
Anyway, so on Friday night I got her in bed then decided to make some baby food. We bought the big bag of frozen organic peas from Costco so I put some in a pan with a little bit of water and cooked them down. Tried pureeing them in my small food processor - wasn't pureeing them well enough. Tried them in my bigger food processor - still not working. Then I got out my blender. Realizing that they probably weren't liquifying because they were too hot, I threw in several ice cubes and, voila!, baby food! It made a lot more than I anticipated...I filled my Baby Cubes and stuck them in the freezer and still had about 1/2 cup left which, in baby food terms, is a lot of food.
So, on Saturday, Amelia had peas.
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