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Good morning, gentle readers. It is Monday - start of the last week of the term. It's mild outside and the chances of getting any sort of white over Christmas - snow or frost - seem very low indeed. Shame - I love a good frost, even though scraping the car windows is a bit of a pain.
Yesterday was very pleasant. I made bread in the morning as well as taking my culinary life in my hands to make vegetable pasties for lunch. It worked though. I first sauteed in butter and then boiled a mixture of veg (onion, leek, sweet potato, potato, carrot, sweet corn and shredded cabbage) with some red lentils in water with some seasoning until they were soft. I drained off the vegetable water and used it to make gravy with thickening granules. I made the pastry in Thermione, mixed the veg with some soft cheese for a sauce, made up the pasties and baked them. You know what - they were really nice. My guest has food issues that make what can be eaten quite restricted so I was pleased that they turned out so well. The gravy was good too - one I shall make again. With sprouts and carrots it made a good meal.
In the afternoon Beth and I got on with sewing while my guest did some work for a meeting today. After Beth left I carried on sewing and have finished off the project we were on (mostly made by Beth). Beth, if you read this, all done I will pick off the bits and get them all ready for packing!
In the evening I was a terrible hostess and watched Countryfile, Strictly and Antiques Roadshow. A good evenings telly for me. I was so pleased and Anton and Katie reached the finals and they danced better in the dance-off than the other pair (I think) so deserved to get through. Anton is always my favourite!