While writing this post, I am watching Cinderella with my daughter. We are both at home, as she did not go to school today. She got some flu and had fever since yesterday. Today she was not feeling better, which means I will post this on my website late in the night (which happened indeed…).
We spent all day on the sofa watching cartoons and reading Harry Potter while having my arms around her; I know she likes this a lot, and to be honest, me too ;). While I was reading, she falls asleep, and after closing the book, I fall asleep as well next to her. I was just waiting for her to fall asleep so I can work and prepare something to eat for later in the afternoon but seems my body knew better what to do (being with her all day long means I will get ill as well; usually it happens worse and last longer…hmm…I am just waiting to start).
So now I cannot sleep…which is excellent, as I manage to write.
Seeing her ill today reminded me about even she is almost nine years old, she needs me so much. And it feels great to know I can be there for her. Today it felt like she cannot do simple things or she does not want to do, and she needed me every moment of the day.
It all started by sleeping on my pillow, which seems to be a good “medicine” for her every time she is ill, and once she is feeling better, she gives my pillow back and takes hers.
At breakfast, my tea tasted better than her (fresh mint tea with honey and lemon, which I poured in two cups, so practically was the same tea) and after she finished mine, she asked me to prepare another cup of tea same as that one.
In the afternoon I made a raspberries and banana smoothie ball which we shared. The smoothie which was on my side of the ball tasted better than her side, and the argument was it’s all magic (we were watching Harry Potter while eating) 😉
Today we discussed a lot about how she can eat veggies and fruits and how she can help her body to fight and recover sooner. Her conclusion was that tomorrow she does not have to go school, to help her body get rest and battle against the flu 😉 will see tomorrow about that!
This talk reminded me of the spelt flour crepes I prepared last week and did not manage to post the recipe. First time I made these was on a Saturday morning for breakfast almost two weeks ago, and her reaction was “they smell healthy”. And she is right 🙂 I love the smell of spelt flour and the crepes turned out delicious. Are our favorite for breakfast now quite often. Planned to prepare these today but fall asleep so will have them tomorrow for breakfast.
Here is my recipe for spelt flour crepes with maple syrup and roasted hazelnuts. You can prepare the batter in the evening and keep it overnight in the fridge in an airtight glass container. Next morning just mix again and is ready to cook.
(for 8-10 crepes)
2 eggs medium size
140g spelt flour
270g milk (caw milk or any nut milk works just fine)
Put all ingredients in a ball and mix well together. Leave for 10 min to rest.
Brush with oil a non-stick pan and cook the crepes. Try to make them thin and be careful when you flip them- mine did not turn well the first one, as I did not let the pan to get hot enough. The rest turned out great.
Cut the hazelnuts in half and roast them for 3-5 min until turning light brown.
Serve warm with maple syrup and roasted hazelnuts (if you do not like hazelnuts, nuts or pecan nuts work as well).