Welcome to the first Make It Monday for the new year.
It's exciting to have a whole new year to plan what we're making, baking, growing and sewing.
I've been away for a couple of weeks, only home for Christmas and New Year, so my efforts have been curtailed by this family emergency. I made some salads and a lasagne to take with us, and some pantry ingredients to make meals while we were away.
We had a lovely Christmas day, just the five of us, very quiet and peaceful. I didn't take any photos but Hannah was in charge of our main meal and it was delicious. Roast lamb and chicken, baked potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli in cheese sauce and peas with gravy and mint sauce. She followed up that huge meal with a beautiful pavlova and traditional Christmas pudding with custard and ice-cream.
I did get some crocheting done, in the form of daisy dishcloths. They are a small project I can carry and work on sitting waiting at the hospital.
While I've been away, the tomatoes have gone crazy. Look at this neglected garden! I feel so bad, but I'm grateful for the rain and the effort the boys put in to keep the plants alive.
I snuck three raspberries off one of the canes yesterday - they were delicious! Hopefully we'll get lots this year, enough to make jam because frozen berries have gone up again.
What did you make, bake, grow and sew last week?