I have just come back from a quick trip to Ammanford, I had a whirlwind tour of the CS,s and scored a few bargains. 2 large cream flat sheets that will become quilt backs and a pair of Next curtains for bag making, £6 for the lot.
I think that the joy of this went straight to my head. I then went into Tesco to get milk, fruit and veg. Flushed with my bargains I headed for the RTC section, deep joy ensued. I found some Welsh soft blue cheese, half price. Snuggled up next to it were 2 packets of Welsh Beef Fillet steak, this was already on a special offer and then half price. I had tidied my fridges and cupboards out and knew that I had some Chestnut Mushrooms, some double cream and the brandy left over from making mincemeat. I had a lightbulb moment and snaffled up the steak. Now I knew exactly what recipe I was going to make but could not for the life of me remember what it was called.
I meandered round the shop lost in thought, sweeping away years worth of cobwebs trying to recall the name, all to no avail. By the time I got to the check outs I was quite cross with myself and hot and bothered. I tore my hat off and threw it with my gloves into the trolley before piling my goods onto the conveyor.
I had just about packed it into my bag when I glimpsed something peeping out from under my hat. It was only the steak, cheese and a Melton Mowbray pie that must have stowed away when I wasn't looking.
I felt terrible but the checkout operator just laughed, I went hot and cold and my legs went to jelly. I was within an inch of shop lifting.
Anyhow I am home now and just remembered the recipe is beef Stroganof.
This afternoon I am finally making Black Banana Cake, with added Pecans and a big batch of soup.
The sheets and curtains can go through a wash, ready to be used soon, next week I hope.