First of all, for Laurie and anyone else interested, here's the link to the vegetarian sausage roll recipe, courtesy of St Delia.
There is, of course, a background to it, a family story.
Beth decided that she wanted to go vegetarian at around the age of ten. Knowing my Beth, I knew it wasn't a 'fad' - she didn't really do fads - and I knew she had thought it all out very carefully so I was happy to accommodate her wishes in our family meals. It wasn't difficult.
My Mum also picked it up and ran with it, bless her. She was particularly concerned that Beth would not feel left out over Christmas, always a big family celebration, so she did some trawling through the cookery books. She found various recipes including this Delia recipe and gave it a go. It was such a success that all the vegetarian sausage rolls were devoured by everyone while the meat ones were more or less left on the table.
So every year from then on, we have Delia's vegetarian sausage rolls. We all love them.
Another item I brought back on Wednesday was a pot.
Many of you will remember that a few years ago I reconnected with an old college friend, Suzanne. She invited me to share a holiday with some French relatives on their estate in Trados.
At college, Suzanne's second subject was pottery. She was a very gifted young potter and gained a very high end of course mark.
She gave Mum and Dad one of the pots she had made, a small, thrown pot using her 'signature' glaze that she used quite a lot. It is this pot that I pulled out of the cupboard Beth and I were sorting out, thought 'I recognise this style' and turned over. Sure enough . . .
Apologies for the inconvenient shadow.
Yesterday's List Of Things is still valid, if I feel like it, in my own time and at my own pace. It'll be fine.