Two enormous tubs of sweets were also delivered from another daughter and her little family. A treat that will go on forever. I have cut some of the brownie off and popped it into the freezer to have later it is such a shame to waste it. He was certainly spoilt by us all. We enjoyed another family quiz with the whole family using our wonderful technology before it all crashed. I was so thankful for that. We are certainly blessed with the love of a good family.
The weather has not been great, temperatures have dropped quite dramatically. Gerard and I have done a little work in the outbuilding but not as much as hoped. We are trying to divide the very large building into two. One to make a workshop and storage area for all the tools and the other side to make an area for a table tennis table and such, a games room. Hence the wall...
For some reason I had an abundance of red cabbage and pears so they were cut and made ready for the slow cooker. Making a wonderful side for later in the year, it is a perfect accompaniment to both chicken and venison. I seemed to have over ordered on the carrots too so I chopped some up for the freezer rather than waste them. I have managed to get more Tesco delivery slots, one Thursday and then another for 3rd June for which I am very grateful. I have started to preplan menus but still struggle to get the amounts right. Although I am not complaining I feel blessed not to have to go out and in fairness the local store will deliver so we are better off than most. It will be interesting to hear what our first minister has to say about lifting some of the restrictions, we seem to be a couple of weeks behind England which is leading to some confusion nearer to the borders. The ferries here are still only taking authorised passengers to and from the mainland and bringing in lifeline supplies. I am not sure the true impact of that as we haven't been to the supermarket but there does seem to be shortages in some areas particularly baking ingredients.
A little goes a long way it is amazing how far I have been able to stretch a lamb joint given to us by our dear friend and neighbour. It was roasted about 4 weeks ago and we have had three further meals from it. It was carved and put into gravy for the freezer and then reheated again in the oven. As tasty as the first time it was cooked.
It went very nice with a cucumber, onion and mint sauce that I made.
All in all a very nice weekend in spite of the chaos caused by this pandemic. Although not together with family as hoped or planned we were together in spirit. Thinking of each other across the miles. Hope all is well with you, take care and stay safe.
See you soon.