I have a new toy! My vacuum packer arrived at school yesterday (I always give the school address if it's likely to arrive on a workday). The extra bags had arrived the day before which was most tantalising. It was in a huge box, so large I wondered what on earth I had ordered, but actually it turned out to be more or less the expected size, thank goodness!
Once I got home it was a case of working out how to unpack it - quite a challenge - admiring its shiny beauty (yes, something else to shine!!) and reading the instructions carefully. I'm starting small with two salmon fillets and a couple of pork chops to be kept in the fridge over the shorter term and I will try Diane's idea of some stewed fruit. I have to use up some meat in the freezer but after that I will be looking for bargain stuff that I can buy in a little more bulk.
It's jolly cold out there today. There's a very heavy frost which ought to see off the remaining flowers (I still have lupins growing!) from last year. By the time I have to leave for school, I hope I won't have to scape the car too much. Today is a non pupil day but we expect to have to work very hard indeed. So why, at this moment, does it feel like a holiday? Wishful thinking, I suspect.
Later addition: Oooooh, it works! Very clever stuff. Now I have to discover how long the steaks will keep in the fridge!