Had a good day yesterday and got loads done. I reorganised the big freezer in the utility room and the fridge freezer in the kitchen, they weren't as bad as I thought actually so it didn't take too long. I then did a new freezer inventory. After sitting down for a while to both rest my back and hip and wrap my hands round a hot mug of coffee to thaw them out, I worked out a menu plan for the rest of this week and weekend, and also did my shopping list for Friday.
Chopped up the rest of Sunday's roast chicken and froze it, along with the leftover veg - I'd deliberately prepped and roasted a large tray of root veggies on Sunday, so I could freeze half for another day. I then made the ginger biscotti, this is the recipe I used if anyone wants it:- https://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com/2017/12/gingerbread-biscotti.html?fbclid=IwAR2OHYs-C46_stY0Ft6MsEYNw7Ytt3a-E5gK9PVE3acxK1moO5Q7cUANzvw
I can recommend it, they're lovely. I didn't bother with the icing on the top, husband's not a fan of icing. The recipe makes loads, I've frozen half of them, I'm sure you could easily halve the quantities if you wanted less. I used a bit less sugar in the recipe, as I always do, I also used black treacle instead of the stated molasses, as that's what I had. I didn't have any allspice or ground cloves, so used mixed spice. I doubt it's critical to use the exact stated spices actually, just a mixture of warm sweet spices would do, I'm sure. I will make them again but will probably use a bit more ginger next time.
This morning I'm going to make 2 dozen individual Yorkshire puds and some shortcrust pastry to freeze, then will go up to my craft room and do some cardmaking this afternoon. I also have a few presents to wrap.