We have become avid weather forecast watchers so I was prepared for this turn in the weather and prepared some food for the inevitable power cuts. I cooked a chicken for Sunday lunch so made a chicken and creamed leak pie using a potato topping with the leftovers.
A spoonful of wholegrain mustard was added to the mash which makes it pop a little. Vegetables were roasted in the oven in readiness for soup. I find the flavour is intensified when the vegetables are roasted. One tray of slightly soft tomatoes, red pepper, onion and basil.
The other tray, butternut squash carrot and onion.
Already for meals through the week, warming and nourishing.
Whilst the oven was on a banana and flaked almond bread was made and a tray of fruit scones.
There is some homemade jam but no cream I am afraid, we are trying to be a little careful.
I had a wonderful craft session with friends over the weekend, experimenting with fabric paints. I have some amazing stencils that I wanted to try out so it was good to share them.
Ann used the letter stencils onto fabric to make a gift for her Dad whose Birthday it is today. She then went on to make a canvas bag for her Granny. Christine also stencilled onto a canvas bag. I loved the stencils and now have plans for making some onto boards to use as decor for my craft room. Work has not started yet but I have hope that it will as soon as the weather picks up a little.
Ann is going to try card making next so I need to sort out supplies for that. I need to make some cards, I have a several Birthdays coming up so it would be fun to have some company making them.
Wow, I have just looked out of the window and there is now bright sunshine, would you believe that...there is also an amazing rainbow that I have just tried to photograph with little success. The beauty never ceases to amaze.
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