Friday, March 27, 2009

A quick apology....

Sorry for not posting in the last week or so... yes I have been cooking but nothing wonderful or worthy of bragging about (trust me - a lot of quickie dinners and frozen meals have been consumed)!!

Some of you may have read my other blogs, Welcome to the House of Murray and This Little Piggy and know what has kept me away from my kitchen and this blog. For those who are not in the know my daughter Alex broke her wrist last Wednesday bouncing on the trampoline.

To make matters worse it was her Birthday and we were just waiting for Nana and Granddad to arrive for her birthday dinner party! She turned 8 and will always remember her birthday as a nightmare for sure... her arm is in plaster from knuckles to armpit. She had to stay in the children's ward until Friday morning as they had to manipulate the break and monitor the swelling etc.

She went been back for another x-ray on Tuesday to find that the bone had moved slightly from where the doctors had set it and we had to go back again today. We were told that if the bone had moved again by today she would require further surgery. Today's appointment has seen the bone move again but yet the specialists are hesitant to take her to surgery at this point in time. It's borderline that it should actually repair itself from now on in but they are also worried that it still may move as it has now moved twice. So next Tuesday we have to take her back for another x-ray and another appointment with the specialist!! gggrrrrr!!

Needless to say our live is starting to calm down and get back to normal. Our son, Oliver, also had his 11th birthday yesterday (yes both March babies) and this was celebrated without any injury - thankfully! Nana and Granddad came down for the family dinner which was a menu of Oliver's choice.

Oliver's birthday menu:
Fettucine with Creamy Spinach, Pinenuts and Sultana's
Penne with Tomato and Chorizo
Garlic Bread
Birthday cake (of course) with icecream

Saturday night will be his class party - he is having a disco party so 40 odd children dressed as their favourite rock/pop stars.... should be very interesting. I will be cooking some "adult" food (probably a curry maybe some ribs, etc) as well as kids finger food so hopefully I will return to blogging recipes as early as Sunday... cross fingers!!

Until then, take care and thanks for continuing to inspire me with your blogs......


jill said...

hey there i have never commented before but must say I love your blog. I have never tried any of the reciepes but will have to. Just a question about the spinach and pine nut fettucine. I think
I would like to try this, IDd you use spinach in it as i noticeed it isn't listed in the ingredients, and if so what type. thanks Jill

heres my email address.

thanks Jill

Sara said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon!

Jo said...


Silly me how could I leave out the spinach?? Feel like a goose now!!

I have changed the recipe - I just use fresh baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained and then added with the pasta. They only need to wilt.


Donna-FFW said...

Oh the poor little thing!! I hope she feels better real soon!!

Molly Jean said...

Aww I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. I'm wishing her a safe and quick recovery!

teresa said...

Oh, I'm sorry about your daughter, no fun at all. Your son has the same birthday as me, kind of cool. I'm really excited to find another WW blog, it makes the whole experience a lot easier when there is a lot of support! You've got some great stuff here!