I mentioned I was learning to knit, and starting with a chunky rib beanie for Mr Age 2?
Well …. *drumroll* ……
He likes wearing it, for about 4 seconds at a time, which isn’t nearly long enough to get a decent photo, so you will just have to pretend there is a sweet little blonde head inside the beanie!
Miss Age 4 has decided she wants one too, so we are off to find some chunky pink or purple yarn. I think I will be getting quite good at this pattern!
In other creative happenings, I have found a creative way to get Mr Age 2 to eat more dairy… homemade rice pudding. He refuses most dairy products, including the commercial custard / pudding things. But when he gets the fun of stirring it for 20 minutes himself, scoffs down 2 bowls of the stuff!
Here is my recipe, slightly modified from a Jamie Oliver at Home version.
Put 1/2 cup of rice in a saucepan with 2 1/2 cups of milk. Simmer gently for about 20 mins, stirring regularly (or constantly, if you have a child to entertain) until rice is nearly cooked (mixture will slowly thicken and reduce).
Add a couple of tablespoons of sugar, and some cinnamon & nutmeg to taste. Simmer for another 5 minutes and serve immediately.
Or do what I did, make it before dinner, leave it in the saucepan until after dinner, and find that it has turned to pudding concrete. Then add a bit more milk and re-warm on the stove, with more stirring, to get back to custard consistency.
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