Sunday, 11 May 2014

Sunday

Good morning, gentle readers!  It's very blustery here still and yesterday was a right mixture of weathers.  Sunny one minute, lashing with rain the next.  I guess the garden is getting a thorough soaking which is good because it seemed quite dry before.

Yesterday was busy but lovely (mostly).  the one not-lovely thing was that George, the lovely young man who gives me one hour a week of gardening, will be having to work on Saturdays soon so can't continue beyond the next two months.  George started helping me out when he was 13 so I've had a good long time of help from him but I knew he's be off at some point.  I need to look around for someone else now.

The good things were that it was Alex's family party and, bless him, he wanted a Chinese takeaway which we all enjoyed very much.  I'm amazed how much food we managed to work our way through.  I thought there would be loads left but there wasn't.  He organised a few games too, one of which was Book Reviews which was very funny in places.

During the day he and Beth went to Lakeside (his treat!) and came back with a box of doughnuts in lieu of a birthday cake.  Oh, my, they were lovely.  I had ordered some cookies from Honeycat Cookies which is a small business run by an OU friend who is a very talented artist.  Her iced cookies are true works of art.  If you click on this link, it will take you to her site.  I took some photos but they don't do the cookies justice so I will wait until hers come onto Facebook and ask if I can borrow a few.

They tasted as good as they looked!
Right now I have a load of bread dough proving, coffee making, a very nice piece of brisket slow roasting and a family still asleep upstairs.  Breakfast is toast and fruit but I will do a roast dinner with the beef, Yorkshires, roasted veg and some broccoli from the garden.  Hopefully that will be enough!  Better have a think about the vegetarian option, but first I need to grab the bathroom before the rest of the family gets there!

Have a lovely day.


5 comments:

Diane Epps said...

The recipe is a bit of a made up sauce but I start by frying loads of sliced onions to which I then add some garlic and the indian spices turmeric, cardamom, coriander and cumin or any mix that appeals to you. Once it is fried off I then add a couple of tins of chopped tomatoes and a couple of tins of coconut milk and a large bunch of chopped coriander. Bring it to the boil and reduce to the required consistency. Bag and freeze. I don't add chilli until I serve as Mike doesn't like them.

Diane Epps said...

The recipe is a bit of a made up sauce but I start by frying loads of sliced onions to which I then add some garlic and the indian spices turmeric, cardamom, coriander and cumin or any mix that appeals to you. Once it is fried off I then add a couple of tins of chopped tomatoes and a couple of tins of coconut milk and a large bunch of chopped coriander. Bring it to the boil and reduce to the required consistency. Bag and freeze. I don't add chilli until I serve as Mike doesn't like them.

Joy said...

Thanks very much, Diane!

Sonja said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely day! My goodness, the doughnuts look absolutely amazing!
Hope you all had a great time! :o)
Onto the new week! :o) S.xxxx

Joy said...

Theyt were rather good, I have to admit! :-)
J x