The weekend came and went very quickly, the days seem to be merging into each other. My heart goes out to all those who are home schooling and trying to juggle working from home. My own three daughters are managing and I am sure are doing a great job but they feel as if they are lacking. They are doing the best that they can along with everyone else and that is all anyone can ask of them. The cases of the coronavirus is still rising and I do wonder how long it will take to reach its peak prior to the numbers coming down. In the meantime the vaccine programme continues and for that I am truly thankful.
I did have my usual baking session over the weekend, baking cheese and mustard scones to go with soup. I have a couple of batches that need to be used from the freezer. I also made some sausage rolls that will make a lovely lunch along with some homemade coleslaw. Finally, a batch of mince pies with a crumble top just because...
The mince pie was also topped with a pecan, heaven in a pastry case. Each recipe broken down to smaller portions to there is no waste.
Saturday evening we had our treat meal of the week which consisted of steak, grilled tomato, chips and peas. We really enjoyed it as we don't eat a lot of red meat or indeed chips so it is a real treat to have both in a meal.
All the laundry has been done, washed, dried and ironed. The Christmas linen is waiting to be packed away a job for today. The cottage has been cleaned from top to bottom. A programme of deep cleaning has started, a few extra jobs a day. Today was to declutter and clean the kitchen drawers, a task that has been needed doing for sometime. Its amazing how much longer a job can take to do than first anticipated. The windows need cleaning both inside and out, but the weather is not conducive to this task. Tomorrow is another day.
A short post, hopefully I will have more to share tomorrow. Take care and stay safe. A warm welcome to new followers, I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.
It all sounds very cozy in your cottage today. Rain is dripping down here today and it's lovely to sit and drink my morning tea by the fire. Your baking looks lovely. Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Oh those baked goods look marvelous. Good meals are a comfort. I am sorry to hear that numbers are rising even as inoculations are, too. It makes me wonder...ReplyDelete
A blessed week to you...
Sounds cozy in your part of the world, my friend.ReplyDelete
Your meal looks delicious!
I just cleaned out three bathroom drawers and purged old makeup and things. That's about all I can do for today! Hugs!
One thing is for sure you will not starve ! looks delicious what you have prepared. I would need to clean the drawers too, but I am really not motivated ! I really don't do much but am always tired ! Must be the grey and humid weather and the days are all the same !ReplyDelete
The food looks amazing! The vaccine is here too, but one person at a local hospital had a bad reaction and had to be treated. It does worry me. I'm deep cleaning like a mad woman here. Stay safe!ReplyDelete
Your food looks so delicious! I know what you mean about tasks taking longer than expected, that always happens to me. Then I wonder why I never get through my to do list!ReplyDelete
we got out first dose of the vaccine this morning, can't help but be hopeful some day it will be normal againReplyDelete
Your baking looks delicious. I'm trying to bake less in an effort to lose some weight. It's difficult because I love to bake ( and eat!!). The weight loss attempt is not for vanity it's because I'm trying to avoid medication for high BP.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy seeing the delicious things you're baking and hearing about your sweet, cozy cottage. We allow ourselves one treat meal a week too. Dennis stops for curbside pickup of a pizza on Friday nights on his drive home from work. We savor that pizza! :-)ReplyDelete
The talk is that it will be May or June before we get the vaccine here for our age group. My pre-existing conditions do nothing for getting it sooner. It's good that we're happy and cozy here in our camper!
What a delicious meal! I have steak and french fries now and then for a treat, too. It makes it all the more special. Good for you for keeping your place so clean and organized.ReplyDelete
A baking day sounds like my kind of fun. I usually only do one at a time to spread out the treats!ReplyDelete
Your baking looks wonderful. Just love the little holder your fries (chips) are in.ReplyDelete
Your baking looks great. I have got to stop baking and the results are showing on the waistline. I wish you well during your latest lockdown. I am glad we aren't there again, but then again we don't go anywhere or do anything that we don't have to. I am thankful for curbside pickup at the grocery, Target and local restaurants. I rarely go to a store anymore. Stay safe. Your beef and chips dinner looks delicious.ReplyDelete
I very much enjoy your reporting on your life and tasks! It's very interesting! Your treat dinner looks scrumptious and pretty on the plate, too.ReplyDelete
Your baking looks yummy. Winter is a great time to do those tasks that need addressing. I cleaned out my makeup in my vanity today. What a job, but glad to have it done. Stay safe and well.ReplyDelete
As always, your baked treats looked wonderful, Lorraine. This his week I will be making my second ever batch of scones as we still have egg nog and the scones are egg nog with almonds, very tasty a cording to Grenville who asked for a re-do before the egg nog is gone. We also took down the holiday decorations last weekend and cleaning mode is on here too.ReplyDelete
Oh how wonderful your cozy cottage must smell inside! Dayle made peanut butter cookies for us yesterday and today he made a tamale pie and it smelled so good in the oven! I'm doing some organizing here too. Hang in there.. we are too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Your baked goodies look delicious. I made speckled biscotti Sunday afternoon. A portion of it is part of gift I gave to my daughter in love. I just ate one this eve with my cup of hot holiday herbal loose leaf tea a friend sent me. 😋 I'm still cleaning up spots here and there in house. Have a good week. 🌈😍ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness those baked goodies look delicious. I can almost smell the aroma in your kitchen.ReplyDelete
Scones sounds so lovely, baking is so relaxing, isn't it? Have a lovely day!ReplyDelete
Delicious. You are making hungry with all those tasty things!ReplyDelete
We don't often have steak, it's a meal we usually enjoy if we eat out but as that isn't happening at the moment we also enjoyed it at home this weekend. Delicious it was too.ReplyDelete
All your treats sound amazing! I am scrubbing and cleaning every day, however, not by choice. Housebreaking, training puppies. They are so "busy" and "messy"....sharp teeth too.ReplyDelete
Love to see all your baking. They all look delicious. We also seldom eat steak. Your dinner looks delicious.ReplyDelete
Busy is the key to be positive on those crazy days....ReplyDelete
Eating good food, too ;)
Have a cozy day !
As always, your baked treats look scrummy. I can almost smell them! I really ought to tackle a deep clean but I don't seem to be able to face it yet. Perhaps a drawer at a time might be the way forward for me. Take care and keep safe. xReplyDelete
Your treat dinner and baking session look amazing. I'm glad I don't have children now. Little GD is only 3 and easily amused.ReplyDelete
All your baking looked very yummy. Was your steak dinner made at home or were you able to go to a resteraunt?ReplyDelete
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I know your daughters are doing the best at this time, it is so stressful! lovely foods :)ReplyDelete
Your baking looks delicious as always. It;s good to tackle those cleaning and sorting jobs and yes they always take longer than you think:)ReplyDelete
Your baking looks so good! Yum!ReplyDelete
All the best Jan