I was up and about in good time, as we were leaving at 10:00, by 8:00 the green house was sorted, plants out for the day, others repositioned and all my pots and tubs watered.There was a load of washing on the whirlygig and both Ben and I had breakfasted. I knew that it would be late before we returned so decided to get dinner prepared. I am shopping tomorrow and there were a few bits and bobs to use up.
First I had about 10 mushrooms, then a half a tub of Ardennes Pate, the heel of a loaf of bread and some bits of peppers and half a red onion .
I took the stalks out of the mushrooms and put them in a pyrex dish, not the stalks they went in to the freezer, then scooped a teaspoon of pate into each mushroom cup.
Into my little grinder I put the torn up bread, a few sprigs of parsley, oregano, thyme, lemon thyme, mint and a few sage leaves and blitzed it to crumbs. I sprayed the mushrooms with a little fry light and then sprinkled the herby crumbs over and gave it all another spray. Covered with foil and in the fridge.
Half an hour before I was ready to eat I turned the mini oven on to 180 and put the covered dish in the middle.
I then shredded a piece of pointed cabbage, some yellow and orange pepper pieces, a 3" chunk of deseeded cucumber, the half red onion and grated a carrot, this all went into a dish, I added 2 tblsp of garlic sauce and mixed it up well.
By this time the mushrooms had been in for 20 minutes so I removed the foil and gave them another 10.
This is the result, a light but very tasty meal which was surprisingly filling.
I am off to the Dinosaur Park on Friday, it is Juniors birthday. He has reached the Fort Building stage so I drew up a rough pattern and made him a Tee Pee. I used a duvet cover cut so that the buttons from the bottom have become the door.
I have the pillowcases and will put pillows in them so there is something to sit on. The poles are long sturdy canes, tied together at the top, the whole thing just needs pulling out of the lawn and then folds down, a hair scrunchy keeps the poles together at the base.
I considered making it bigger but figured that Kaitlyn would probably want one of her own in August and there is only so much room in their garden. I have ordered a slide for the garden as they both love them and it all has to fit in.
I have seen these for sale at around the £50 mark, this cost me a £6 cover, 3 canes from a pack of 10 for £3.50 and a little thread and electricity. The pillows are from my stash but were £5 the pair.
So a Tee Pee for less than £13 is a good deal in my eyes.
I am off to bed now, I have a book to read and my legs ache.