Good morning! It's a bit chilly outside with maybe a touch of frost but yesterday was lovely.
I managed to get to the shops good and early while things were being reduced and managed to get some cooked ham joints and some stilton reduced which will be useful. I also picked up a turkey leg/thigh which I then roasted slowly so now I have a stack of flavoursome brown meat and more stock. To lessen the storage space, I reduced the existing stock right down and will do the same with the new stock (the bones and bits are currently in the slow cooker).
Sadly, after that I crashed rather and spent the rest of the day knitting and watching recordings. I particularly enjoyed the programme about Michael Bond, the creator of the Paddington stories and the one from the Royal Ballet about the run up to the Nutcracker.
I'm still feeling very 'slumpy' and bleugh this morning but I can't give way to it today as tomorrow I have Dad and my brother, down from Scotland, over for lunch. I've decided to make a turkey and ham pie as I have pretty much all the ingredients in, even some puff pastry in the freezer, so I need to get the filling made today. It will just be a pot pie with only a pastry topping. I have something nice in the freezer for Beth so I will only have the do the vegetables tomorrow really.
The pie and a good, meaty hotpot I will make next weekend at Dad's will use up all the meat from the leg and thigh, so that's great.
Also, I have ironing, housework, etc, so there's plenty to occupy me and stop me having any pity parties.
Have a good day.