Ben and the others have been walked, which also means that I have doubled my usual walking time and distance.
A load of washing has been line dried and will be ironed later this evening.
I have pulled a cook book from the case and selected my recipes for a week, this will start on Monday.
This is my first book choice, I bought it a few weeks ago and thought it so good that I bought another for Fran. Who also rates it highly.
Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Soup, will be one meal. I will use frozen spinach in place of fresh and Turmeric in place of Saffron.
I know that the taste is different but it is primarily for the colour, and Turmeric is a beneficial spice.
This Tuscan Pork and Bean casserole will be there one night, I have all the ingredients in stock.
In no particular order I will also be making Chili, Squash and Butterbean Stew,Chicken and Bacon Pot using legs in place of breasts and "cooking" bacon rather than Lardons, Winter Veg Tagine with cous cous and 3 cheese macaroni.
I have all the ingredients so there will be no shopping required, Woop Woop.
AND, it's a big and, there will be enough for 3 meals in each recipe, 1 to eat and 2 to freeze. I have been through the freezer and rearranged the contents and made quite a bit of room, also some of the ingredients will be coming from there.
I still have to decide which craft book to use first, it will probably be bags to start with. I will be making 9 patch blocks and can use some as panels in the bags. Win win, use a book and work through some scraps, I will be using 2 1/2 squares for the patches and can really make them scrappy. I will look for one with lots of different styles, that way I can utilize some of my machine features and stitches.
I have done a few rows of knitting today, I am struggling with the amount of stitches on my needles, I did go through my circular needles, but of course I had every size but the right one. I will persevere as I am not about to drive somewhere to buy one.
There is no telling where I would have to go for the correct gauge and length, next time I order yarn from the wool warehouse I will fill the gaps in my needle collection. I really have caught the knitting bug badly.
It may not seem like fun to most, but I get pleasure from walking in the sunshine and having Archie and Dolly to walk as well doubles the fun.
Fran has had an awful couple of days with a streaming cold, she went to bed early on 31st and only got up for an hour yesterday evening. She is slightly better today and is on the sofa watching The Walking Dead !? I will potter about until this episode is finished, I can not even listen to it.
I have no idea what is on tonight but I have Jools Hollands Hootenanny recorded and stacks of DVDs. Not forgetting the knitting.
I know that lots of you have made resolutions, more power to your elbow. I wish you all the strength to keep them going, I have never managed to.