What can I say, I see people who do not work pushing trollies piled high round the supermarkets. I also see families with a basket picking things up thinking about it and putting them back. There are two sides to every story but to sell newspapers you will mostly see only the worst.
Any how, my swap block is done and sent.
I like this block and am glad that I made 1 for myself.
This version looks unbalanced but it still has to have a border. I have 2 of these.
These are destined to become cushions, now that the borders are on I will quilt them and then add envelope closures.
I had a look in the fridge this morning, something different for dinner, but what?
A walk down memory lane was called for.
I found 3 small parsnips, 3 small carrots, 2 small onions and 2 big sticks of celery, scrubbed, peeled topped and tailed. Chopped up roughly and into a pan with a spoonful of buttery stuff, add 3 small red apples washed, cored and chopped and sweat for 10 minutes, add a grind of pepper and 3 tsp Korma curry powder, sweat for another 5 minutes to cook the curry powder, pour in enough stock to just cover. Then I drained a can of chick peas and added to give protein and creaminess to the texture.
Bring to simmer, cover and cook till all the veg is soft, then attack with a wand blender. You can pass through a sieve if you want but it is not necessary. Thin out with extra stock if needed.
We will have this with a swirl of cream and a sprinkle of chopped
coriander on mine. I have not made this for ages, goodness knows why. The smell is amazing and the taste is too. Dinner tonight and 4 portions for the freezer for a cost of around £1.50. 25p per portion,
I will toast some homemade wholemeal bread to go with it and have some Apple Fool for pudding, equal parts of cold custard and thick cream mixed into twice as much apple stewed with cinnamon. The cream was RTC 10p and the custard was left over from another meal, apples from the garden, all in all I guess that it comes to 35p per meal and I am happy with that.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Pain under control today.
2. Ben happy as Larry.
3. Repeats of Duck Dynasty on TV.
4. Tea flowing like a river, the meds make me thirsty.
5. A wet start to the day but glorious sunshine by lunchtime.
Ben decided to have a mad five minutes on the sofa! This is where he landed.