|I shall have runner beans coming out of my ears at this rate!|
Good morning! Yesterday was quite a good day.
I cooked the mince at last and it was really very tasty. It's currently chilling in the freezer in single portions with one larger portion for a lasagne next week.
I had found some frozen cherries in a bag that had been opened in the freezer so I thawed them and made cherry and apple jam. The apple adds a bit of a texture but the flavour is lovely. I'm finding all sorts of things as I slowly work my way deeper and deeper into the frozen depths so there may be more flavour mixes to come..
After seeing them on Bake off, I ordered a baguette tray and it came yesterday so, of course, I had to give it a whirl. I used my usual recipe (granary/wholemeal) so not authentic and not terribly crusty either but the shape was great!
|They look OK, don't they?|
When I went to bed I set the alarm the alarm because I want an early swim - that's the first time I've set the alarm since the end of last term. However, as usual, I woke a short time before it was due to go off.
I also want to have another go at baguettes, using white flour and adapting the recipe a bit. Then I really will have more than enough bread for next week!!!
I've also realised I can use the tray to make hot dog shaped rolls. I never seem to manage the shape usually, getting almost round ones, but the tray should keep them nicely in shape. Worth a go anyway. So that's a job for today.
Better go and get ready for swimming now. Cossie, then skirt and top and remember to take undies with me in my swimming bag. I love my swimming bag. I had some 'love shopping' vouchers so I popped into Matalan to see what they had and found what is really a 'cabin bag' for plane journeys but which does perfectly for swimming. It was a bit dearer than I had hoped but free really with the voucher. It fits perfectly inside the locker and holds loads!
Breakfast: tomatoes on toast, apple
Lunch: Leftover take away Chinese with Beth (her leftovers, not mine!)
Tea: soup, apple, yogurt