I have decided to buy an electric mincer, and if it will stuff sausage skins all the better. My hand mincer has given stirling service over many years but has died the death. The new models are smaller and lighter and do not look up to much.
The problem is what one to buy, there are so many out there, ranging from £30 to £500, and very few up to date reviews. Do any of you lovely peeps have one? Do you get lots of use for it? would you recommend it?
I am not looking for a "cheap and cheerful" or something to work 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.
I have used my processor but the results were not as good as my mincer, plus that machine is now very old, it has done twice the years and probably 10 times the work load that it was designed to do.
I have told you in the past that I have good knives but the only thing I want to be mincing with a knife is garlic.
Today my shoulder/neck thing has flared up so I will be having a ding dinner, the beany burgers will be moved to tomorrow.
I have figured out which food dehydrator to buy, and will be looking for a vacuum sealer to use in tandem with it. The mincer will just about finish my kitchen gadget replacement program.
The crochet is forging ahead and I have sewing lined up for a day or three. Cross Stitch is still on the agenda, on a back burner for a while though.
I did stop in Newcastle Emlyn last Saturday, I also found Crosspatch and had a quick look see. I was so mesmerised by the quilting goodies that I completely forgot about cross stitch, hey ho.
I may well look on the net for "an idiots guide to..."
I spotted another couple of crafty looking shops but time was pressing so I looked down and scurried past.
I picked up a pack of cooking bacon from Lidl, I was very picky and looked for a bag of thin rashers, once decanted and wrapped I had enough for 2 bacon rolls for 7 days. If I made the rolls myself I estimate that £3.00 would give a weeks breakfast for 2 people, including a dollop of sauce. Not that I would want a bacon roll every day, I like my porridge and muesli too much.
I cooked one of my 50p pumpkins and got almost 1 kilo of flesh from it. I put that in a pot with the rest of my roast veg from Sunday, added the left over mashed sweet potato and a pint of my chicken stock. Brought to boil and then simmered for 15 minutes, blitzed with the stick blender it just needed a splash of milk to give me a pan full of wonderful soup, now I will be having a bowl of that every lunch time.
On that note it is time for a cuppa.