Friday morning are always a bit special at our place. It's the last working day of the week, the last daycare drop off of the week and together they give the morning a 'we've practically made it to the weekend' kind of vibe. All of which allows me to press pause on the morning for a few minutes as I finish my tea cup of tea.
Because it can only be a tea cup full of tea on work day mornings. Tea cups of hot drinks cool down much quicker than mugs. There's nothing more frustrating than waiting for your drink to cool down so that you can drink it and then brush your teeth and skedaddle. This morning's laid back cuppa had a bonus Cheerio stuck to it, courtesy of Toddler SSG.
Speaking of the toddler and cereal,
this morning's batch of muesli was expertly stirred by Toddler SSG and featured a new ingredient....
these 'deliciously addictive' pieces of dried young coconut. I found mine at Costco the other week and I'm glad I had the foresight to buy two packets because I think my mum might want to take some home with her when she next comes to visit us.
So deliciously addictive are these coconut pieces, I'm going to hazard a guess and say that they're probably not as healthy as that coconut water that's everywhere these days. Sweet, chewy and a pearlescent Arctic white, they taste like coconut lollies and soften to a dried fruit texture when used in muesli. They're a completely different kettle of fish to the desiccated and flaked varieties I normally see for sale at the supermarket.
Just quickly, some feedback on Annabel Karmel's range of frozen toddler meals. Toddler SSG is not a fan of the Comforting Beef Cottage Pie. Mainly because of the finely minced texture. The mince layer was practically puree compared to what he normally enjoys eating and because of this, he didn't even make an attempt to explore it with his cutlery (or fingers). Perhaps the chicken bites might be more his thing.
To make up for the lack of excitement in my world at the moment, I'm going to end today's post with a clip from James Corden (the new host of The Late, Late Show). Wiki tells me that Channel Ten hopes to bring the show to Australia and if they do, it will make up for Offspring being cancelled.
One of James' things on his show is to do car pool karaoke with a guest each week. His drive with Mariah Carey was epic but my favourite so far is the drive he took with Jennifer Hudson. I love the karaoke but there's also the banter James has with his guests. He pokes gentle fun at them and his guests give it back in return.
My carpool karaoke with Toddler SSG isn't half as much fun as James' but maybe if I watch enough of his fine examples, things might improve. I'm going to make a point of finding The Late Late Show on my hotel TV in New York next month. I've even asked Facebook for some help.