So far this week, we have had rain, hail, sleet, snow, high winds and sunshine – occasionally all within the space of an hour or two! At the moment it is sunny with some grey clouds, so I am feeling reasonably upbeat.
I am proud of myself because yesterday I ate healthily, apart from a cream horn. I had a huge plate of raw veggies with blue cheese dip (made with low fat creme fraiche) for lunch, and made a tasty bean and sausage hotpot for supper.
Today, I will be having the raw veggies again, but supper is a hearty beef casserole, with baked potatoes and dumplings – proper, comforting, winter food! Then on Friday, I am trying out another new recipe – an adaptation of one from mumsnet – Spiced chicken legs with apricot. The original recipe uses pork chops rather than chicken legs, but I felt like chicken, so am substituting that. I can serve it with couscous, which makes it an easy meal, too. Which is just as well, as No2 son asked me to make a chicken and bacon pie for tomorrow’s supper, which is a bit time consuming, though not complicated – especially now I have been converted to the joy that is making shortcrust pastry in the food processor!
If I remember, I will take a photo of the pie and post it – I am usually quite pleased and proud of my pies.