Yesterday was a rough one. My boys have just started pre-school which means 2 hours of freedom for moi 4 mornings a week – yay! Yesterday, however, the youngest twin terror had a fall at school and ended up having a breath holding spell. He’s suffered from these since he was 6 months old but hasn’t had one in almost a 9 months, so we thought we were through them. When he suffers a sharp pain, he ends up getting so upset that he holds his breath until he passes out. Then his body takes over and starts breathing for him, but its a scary minute or so and he comes out quite confused and upset – who would blame him! So this was the first one he has had without me. The teachers were amazing and did just what they were supposed to but still… I wasn’t there. I know this is the first of many many many of these types of things. But it was the first. So I’m allowed to wallow in the guilt.
When we got home, we ended up staying in and cuddling on the couch all afternoon, which meant no trip to grocery store, leaving me without a whole lot of options for dinner.
Scanning my fridge, I found beetroot and puff pastry and some yummy blue cheese leftover from my Tartiflette last week. I make a mean apple tarte tatin and I’ve been meaning to test out a beetroot one for a while, so last night was the night. To be fair, I had never made this recipe before last night. It was all an experiment! I wanted to add some balsamic into the tarte but ended up forgetting to put it in. But, I fixed it by creating a nice reduction to drizzle over which was just as delicious!