The week has nearly ended. At least for this household it has. The babygirl will be here before the weekend (I hope she really is!) and we are tying up all the loose ends before we check into the hospital tomorrow. Apart from a lot of relief and excitement (dotted generously with paralyzing fear), we, as first-time parents and grandparent, are also anxious. Hence, to book in the pregnancy and to take my mind off the never-ending to-do list saved on my phone, I decided to concentrate on different little projects. First, I painted a couple of pictures to put in frames for the baby’s nursery wall. And then I whipped up a couple of homemade lip balms, courtasy Le Zoe Musings. Pictures follow the food part of this post. When I was done with all that, I baked a lasagna. A little extra carb once in a while never hurt anyone, you know. Plus, I’ve never made lasagna for Amma (apart from a zillion other things) and Kishore loves it too.
The recipe has been adapted from The Pioneer Woman‘s blog and edited according to veggies I had at hand. I also upped the flavor of basil and oregano, and reduced the quantity of cheese added and of the dish on the whole because Ree’s makes twelve huge servings! The result was freakin’ delicious although it was nothing special: perfect for a weekday dinner but if I am serving guests, I would include better veggies (including some succulent eggplants and summer squash) and make the sauce from the scratch.
As for the lip balm, here is a pic. Although I haven’t done Kellie any justice by clicking such a mediocre pic, the “recipe” by itself is easy and amazing!
Alright, have a good couple of weeks, people. See ya soon and pray for me! x