I had a busy-ish day yesterday. No, not really, I did a couple of things in the kitchen so it felt busy!
Firstly, I had a ginormous cauliflower that was yellow stickered last weekend so I really did need to use it up fairly soon.
|The outside was more battered than this one but the inside was still as sound as anything! Just goes to show these dates aren't really worth the ink they are printed with.
I used the stalks with an onion, a carrot, some celery, a stock pot and some seasonings to make what turned out to be a very delicious soup (four portions) and I have blogged about it all on my other blog, Teacher's Recipes.
So that 60p cauliflower plus the added soup ingredients made 10 portions of eating stuff. No complaints there!
A little while ago I had a really nice lunch at school - a chicken burger (really just a piece of chicken) in a brioche bun. The bun was nice, for a commercial product and I thought I might like to make some, especially when I saw a pack of four for £1 - 25p for a roll always seems a bit of a rip off when you can make your own so much more cheaply.
Google led me to a likely looking Good Food recipe and yesterday I set to. The results were absolutely scrummy, even though I didn't do the egg wash and sesame seed bit and at just under 6p per bun, frugal in the extreme.
I shall be googling about that too
|They would look nicer with egg wash and sesame seeds but I didn't have any seeds.
Later on I sat and crocheted. I've been making 'cat bum coasters' as our latest Kitty Stitches project. Beth posted about the idea and we have nine orders for sets so my fingers have been very busy. They're all more or less made now and I just need to sew in a few loose ends and iron them before we pack them up and send them off.
Today I shall be making bread for one of my customers and I am umming and ahing about what to make for dinner. I think it will be a home made vegetable curry as Alex is not coming round today but Beth is.
So - food today:
B: poached egg on a brioche bun
D: vegetable curry, yogurt
T: probably soup and fruit.
Lastly - I looked at the little front patch of garden and not only have I got snowdrops out, there's also a hyacinth and several mini daffodils in flower. I need to take some photos of these ridiculously early birds!