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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Baking and Baby Photos and a mini Video

I can't believe we're so far through the summer holidays already they always seem to go by in a flash and this year has been no exception. I think the holidays have felt shorter than usual because of waiting for little Zachary to be born at the beginning, then illness (which I found very frustrating as it seemed to linger) and Imogen is older now and makes lots of plans with friends too.

It's already feeling a bit autumnal, the nights are slowly drawing in, there's been a chill in the air and summer seems to have left us early. It feels that the best of summer this year was back in May and June, it was an early summer and I'm so glad that we made the most of the garden back then, spending lots of time outside.

I've been baking some of my son Adam's favourite treats. I always make them 2 batches as Holly is a vegetarian and Adam loves his meat. Ham and cheese (just cheese for Holly) pastry bites, so simple to make and tasty to eat, whenever I make some for Adam I always make some for Andy too.

I started with some puff pastry and covered it with cheese (grated cheese goes further) and a nice smoked ham. Lots of seasoning, some oregano and garlic salt.




Roll it up, carefully so you don't lose the filling, lengthways so it makes a long roll. With a sharp knife, slice every couple of inches.





Pop in a lightly greased baking tray and brush with a little egg before sprinkling with poppy seeds.




They only take about 15 minutes (or cook until a lovely golden brown), oozing cheese, delicious.







They are so popular with Adam and Holly that I was sent a video when I was ill with Zack (and the help of daddy's finger on his chin) asking me to bring some to them, he even specifies, meat and veggie ones please! Took me a while to figure out how to upload this, but thrilled I managed it, you will have to turn the volume high though.

video


Here are some pictures of my gorgeous boys taken yesterday





I think this may be my favourite as little Zack here is the image of his father as a baby, the only difference being hair colour and size (Adam was a tiny little thing with dark hair). It makes me want to put my finger into the photo and stroke his little cheek... I am totally besotted!





Take care
xxx




29 comments:

  1. Babies are such fun, aren't they!
    Loved your recipe, and will try it when I'm back to cooking again.

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    1. I forgot how much they sleep, so gorgeous though. Hope you're feeling better soon x

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  2. Hello Cheryl, Yummy that baking looks delicious, I shall definately give that recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it. Also thanks for the lovely comment you left me over on my blog. Your new grandson sure is gorgeous !!

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    1. Thank you Julie. I like being able to whip a snack up quickly x

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  3. I'm up an hour early for work. It was dark and foggy. Even a dew on the grass. Yes a dew!

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  4. Awww, he's so gorgeous. It's a long time since we had a baby in the family, Eleanor was the last one and she's nineteen now. The pastry bites look delicious, I think I'll give them a go.

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    1. Thank you Jo, it had been a while for us too. Imogen is 15 and was the last baby here x

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  5. Zachery is beautiful! I hope you are getting loads of cuddles with him.
    I like the recipe, I used to do something similar for the girls when they were at school but with sausage or bacon, they used to love to take them for breakfast.
    Definitely a change in the air here too, i was saying at the weekend that I don't think the tubs and basket plants will last much longer, I do love Autumn mornings and nights though so i'm not too bothered by it, at least we are still getting some sunny days.

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    1. I find myself just gazing at him, he has stolen my heart. Bacon and sausage rolls sound tasty, especially as the weathers changing. x

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  6. I love quick and easy pastry snacks, yours look scrumptious.
    Your grandson is such a gorgeous baby, xx

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  7. What a fabulous post.
    Your recipe idea looks great ...

    My favourites are the photo's and video of your grandson.
    He is just adorable and I can quite understand wanting to give him big hugs and cuddles ... I can remember touching photo's of our grandchildren and just loving and admiring them, I think it's something grand-parents do. I've even been known to talk to the photo's - how daft is that!!!

    We love our children, we love our grand-children and time with them is so precious.

    Enjoy every moment Cheryl
    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes, I have to say I am loving every moment of being a grandmother and can certainly understand talking to their pictures xx

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  8. Lovely baby photos, Zack is a cutie!
    Your baking looks delicious! Must try making pastry bites.
    Have a good weekend!
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin, hope your weekend is a good one too xx

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  9. The pastry bites look delicious.
    Little Zack is adorable!!

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  10. Such a beautiful baby, the video was certainly fun. Great pastry bites I will definately be giving them a go.

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    1. It was funny wasn't it, I had to bake for them after seeing it xx

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  11. Babies and something yummy to eat, that has to be an all round wonderful combination doesn't it!

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  12. He is just stunning, simply stunning. Hope you are feeling much better by now.

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    1. Thank you so much, I do think he is rather beautiful xx

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  13. That video is hilarious!! The little one is adorable.

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  14. Adorable pictures. Aren't babies fun! Puff pastry rolls look delish! I might have to give those a try! Thanks for the recipe.

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  15. And ps. I agree. Summer went too fast and I too spent part of it with a lingering illness. Makes me want a do over!

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  16. Such a sweet little chap your family has welcomed, he's gorgeous
    Nice treat, it does look tasty.

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  17. Those rolls look delish, I'm definitely going to give them a go.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wonderful photos of your grandson too, such a sweetie.
    Lisa x

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