Good morning, gentle readers. It's another lovely sunny start to the day although it's chilly outside still and overnight I was glad to be snuggled under my quilt which kept me just right - warm and cosy but not hot. It has to warm up soon - and then I will be moaning that it's too hot.
I had a great morning with a friend who came round for coffee. We talked and talked and talked . . . and if she had been staying for lunch I reckon we'd have talked all afternoon too. She admired the quilt and I shall make a similar one for her daughter. I have plenty of time to make it, which is just as well.
After stumbling across an interesting blog I tried a recipe/method for making soft cheese from natural yogurt. Very simple and straightforward and I now have a little pot of rather tasty soft cheese for tea. I have blogged about it here.
I've also found a simple recipe for mushroom pate which I want to make for tea tonight, but I need to get some unsalted butter. I looked in the fridge but the butter I had was dated February < blush > so that went in the bin and whatever I buy today and don't use will be frozen so as to avoid that happening again.
I've also just frozen some sliced mushrooms. Because they were on special, I bought some and then some more and now, of course, can't see when they will be all used. I know that they will only be OK for cooking but that's not a problem as that's how I usually use them; they will be there when I want them.
You might have gathered that I have some people round for a 'very light' tea today. I have boiled a small ham that I got from Aldi and I shall also have the soft cheese, the mushroom pate, some lettuce and sliced tomatoes, cheese and chutney plus the biscuits and flapjacks I made yesterday. Now I need to get the dough on for rolls. It won't be a posh tea but it will be a tasty one!
Well, I'd better get going. Dough doesn't make itself, although with Thermione doing all the hard work, you might think it does!
Have a super day.