Monday, 6 April 2015
Good morning! It's going now but when I looked out earlier there was a frost! I was umming and ahing about seeds and so yesterday on but realise that it's actually rather too early unless one has a greenhouse (which I haven't). Hopefully today will be rather more bright and sunny than recently and I will enjoy pottering around in the garden, doing more clearing and tidying.
Yesterday's roast dinner went down a treat and there was nothing left apart from chicken. It's amazing what you can get out of a chicken - Alex and I had a leg each, which was plenty, I carved enough for four more portions and there's two pots of 'bits' and a bowl of jelly stock. OK, the portions are not huge but they're not stingy either and it forces some portion control.
As Beth wasn't here, I used last week's beef fat to roast the potatoes and they really were delicious. I can see why people rave about using meat dripping but I can rarely indulge. The Yorkshires weren't as good as they usually are and that was my fault - I failed to shut the oven door properly when I put them in. Ah, well, they were certainly more than edible despite that.
Come the afternoon I'm afraid to say I sat down and snoozed while the telly droned away in the background. A waste of a good afternoon but, seeing as I slept well all night, I must have needed it. It's a fine thing when cooking a simple roast dinner makes one so tired but I am grateful for the time and the comfortable chair and snuggly fleece!
On to today. I am just waiting now for two friends to pop in for an early coffee and to pick up some mail that they need. Then I would like to pop down to Wyvale to look at what they have in before the crowds build up. I've checked and they open at nine. While I'm out, I might meander over to Lathcoats and check on the price of their eggs and get some more Dove dried yeast which I know they stock. Recently I have been using the yeast you need to start off as I'd run out of the other. It's dead easy, no hassle, but I like to have both kinds to hand.
Then it will be back home for coffee and some gardening (fingers crossed).
Hope you all have a good day too.