Well, yesterday may have been busy, but it was a good day.
I met up with my friend at Robyn's Nest, a nice little cafe in Writtle and we talked and talked and talked over two large coffees (each - I was bursting by the end). It was good to catch up on things after a couple of months of no get together. And the coffee was good!
Then Sharon turned up and now both Beth and I look half human again. I find it very relaxing and restful, having my hair done, not to mention the feeling that I look a lot better afterwards.
And then my parcel turned up. It was an actiftry (yes, extravagant and unnecessary and bloomin' expensive but, dear me, what's a saved lump sum for, eh?) so I spent the next hour or so getting it all out, wiping it all down, reading the minimalistic instructions and making a batch of chips (well, you have to, don't you) for Beth and me to share. And they were Very Good Indeed (and SW friendly)! I used it to make dinner too - a sort of cajun chicken and veg - and that was also good.
I dearly love a new toy!
I had to rush off after that to tuition and had a good time there too.
The evening was spent getting the ironing done and, after airing overnight, it's all ready to take upstairs and put away.
Today there will be more washing as it's time to change the sheets. They can dry on the line which makes them smell so wonderfully fresh and 'outdoorsy'.
Over lunchtime, I'm off to Lindsey's for the hour of personal
After that the bedding might be dry and I can get it ironed before Governors' Meeting at six.
So it's all go on and off today but it should keep me out of trouble, shouldn't it? I hope your day is good too. xx
I am very interested in the actifry I have often looked at them and not been convinced that I need one but let me know if you think it is a sensible purchase given I have two men to feed and they both love chips.ReplyDelete
First imprssions are good. It's bigger than I expected (but I did get the largest one) - not too high or wide but very deep - so if space is short, it would be difficult.Delete
The chips it did yesterday were lovely, as was a sort of chicken and veg cajun thingy and I've just made most of my breakfast in it and it's lovely!
Which model did you buy? I have the Actifry Genius XL and find it really useful, mainly because the paddle does the stirring for me. Oh, and the chips and roast potatoes are lovely and crispy!ReplyDelete
That's the one I got too. I pondered for a while about the wisdom of getting one so large but I think I'm glad I did. I can already see how I wpuld use it when I have folk round and the Christmas roasties are almost certain to be done in it as I'm usually pushed for oven space on The Day!Delete
The paddle is, indeed, a work of genius. Just set, start and walk away!
It's certainly not just for chips!
I've done curries and casseroles in mine as well. Have you downloaded the Actifry app which will give you lots of recipe ideas. Also Hint of Helen Actifry recipes group on Facebook.Delete
I've got the app and will look up the facebook group, thanks very much.Delete
I have not heard of these machines before, but they sound very good and will have to Google them to check them out. Enjoy your chips!ReplyDelete
I did. Totally scrummy. There's a photo on t'other blog.Delete
Another nice, SW friendly breakfast to add to the list.