I seem to have a glut of cheese at the moment, all the Christmas cheeses are been sold off for ridiculous monies so I have been picking them up. Some have lengthy dates on them but are Christmas shaped but that doesn't bother me. I had some chicken left over from the roast yesterday so once again I have made a pie, this time with a pastry crust. A chicken, mushroom and onion pie with an onion sauce.
I did cheat this week and use a Colman's packet mix for the onion sauce. I popped in a rice pudding with dried fruit and nutmeg in a bid to fill the oven. There was also cheese scones made using some of the Christmas cheese. There was also date and walnut scones made to use the dates left over from chutney making.
I added a spoonful of mustard to the cheese scone mix to add to the flavour.
I picked up some wool a few weeks ago so it it my intention to spend the afternoon winding it up. A start has already been made. I find this quite relaxing and love the process.
A storm hit over the weekend which has damaged the seal from the front door lobby to the main cottage, causing a leak. Repairs will commence as soon as the winds drop and it dries up a little. Ferries were once again cancelled on Saturday due to the adverse weather conditions. Spring is around the corner so we will be able to say that we survived our first Winter. A hiccup here and there maybe but nothing that changes our love for this amazing Island and its people. The winds are damaging it is certainly a walk on the wild side.
We have been amazed by the amount of snails around, they are prolific on the garden paths.
Rabbits are plentiful too but Mickey doesn't seem to notice.
Can you spot 2 of them near the fence?
Back to winding wool, as always thank you for your comments and encouraging support.
See you soon.