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However, by the time I gave in I had made the salsa, the turkey pate and the mince for the lasagne. The bread was rising too. So I have stuff to use up, for sure!
The mince made enough for nine portions which was great value as it was half price. I had some yesterday evening, I will have some today and the rest will go into the freezer. I do love my savoury, tomato-ey, packed with vegetables mince with added lentils and oats, cooked in a slow oven (that sounds like Hyacinth Bucket!) and it makes a meaty, savoury base for many a dinner or lunch.
I'm not so sure about the pate as the turkey was previously frozen and it has philly in it which doesn't freeze all that well, I believe. So maybe I will change my breakfast plan and have it on hot buttered toast with the salsa on top. Sounds good, doesn't it?
I'm under the influence of paracetomol right now so am feeling sort of OK and I should enjoy the peace and quiet of a selfish me-day. I have some plums which need using up and last week I bought some gin to make plum gin with. It's easy - you split the gin into two bottles, bung in an amount of sugar and top the bottle up with snoned plums. Give it all a good shake every day until the sugar has all dissolved, then leave in a dark place, shaking occasionally for months! It gets better the longer you leave it. I've never done this with plums before so am looking forward to the results.
I also have a huge pile of tomatoes so hey for more tomato sauce and in my wonderful 'Let's Preserve It' book there are some intriguing recipes for such goodies as tomato honey, tomato jam and tomato marmalade as well as the more usual tomato relishes and chutneys.
However, if I feel dodgy then I shall be sensible and rest, so much of the above might not actually happen. We will have to see.