My sewing will resume tomorrow, I have the 2 new quilt tops to load onto the frame, just need to dig out the sheets for backing. I posted a load of photos yesterday but left one out.
This is the sum total of my scraps, some part blocks, strips and a few handfuls of squares and odd shapes. There were 3 plastic boxes and 2 bags stuffed full when I started. These will have to wait a while, I have my next quilt planned, it will probably be next month before I start pulling fabric though.
I want to get all my completed quilt tops layered and quilted first.
Tonight's dinner is a steal from another blog, Happening upon Happiness, Sweet Potato and Butter bean burgers. I added some wild garlic to the mix and instead of flour used some wholemeal breadcrumbs. They were delicious, I sprayed them with fry lite so they were crispy, they went into the mini oven for 25 minutes.
Baked on a silicone sheet so no bits to chisel off the tin.
On bed of freshly picked salad leaves and herbs with a good heap of couscous on the side. A very filling meal, enough for 2 greedy peeps.
I pulled these while picking the salad, if I happen to get the munchies later they will be a crunchy little snack.
I do like a bargain and keep my eyes peeled when out and about. I had to pop into my local shop this afternoon and spotted a Breast of Lamb in the RTC fridge, 750 grams reduced to £1:39. Mine.
Boned out and stuffed, rolled and tied, wrapped in baking paper then foil it is in the freezer and will be an easy dinner on Sunday. The stuffing is a few chopped green olives, a handful of crumbled Feta, a big bunch of wild garlic and the zest of a lemon and a good pinch of ground black pepper. I will roast it on a bed of root veg and serve with mustard mash.
There were not enough bones for a stock pot so they are in the freezer waiting for some more. Scotch Broth in the future.
I had a pot of Marscapone, RTC and half a pot of cream in the fridge, I was thinking of Tiramasu, but decided to experiment. I tipped them into a bowl and whisked them up, then added some Camp Coffee to my taste, whisking well. Into the freezer for an hour then out and whisk again. I then scraped it all into a plastic tub and returned it to the freezer. On Sunday it will be pudding, sliced onto a plate, a sprinkle of roughly chopped walnuts and a drizzle of dark maple syrup. I will make some shortbread to serve with it.
There will be plenty for four. I even picked up the unsalted butter for baking RTC 65 p, 6 in the freezer and 1 in the fridge.
I do not mind entertaining at bargain prices, and I like the challenge of producing a tasty meal for pennies.
I am now going to slob on the sofa and watch some mindless TV for an hour, I have a little hand sewing to do.