Another day spent in the kitchen - all this standing around isn't a lot of good for my back and hip, both of which pain me terribly by the end of the afternoon, but it's only for a few days and it does cut down on the time I have to spend preparing meals later, so it's worth it.
The cauli mac n cheese made 6 portions yesterday, so 4 have been frozen. I also did lots of dog food to freeze. Today I've made sausage, cheese and sun dried tomato pasties and a cheese, onion and grated carrot flan, using homemade pastry. Did a chicken, mushroom, onion and brown rice traybake for dinner tonight, double quantity so half can be frozen. Also made a bowl of potato salad with our homegrown spuds.
Tomorrow we're spending the day at the caravan, the morning is for gardening, then just lazing around in the garden after lunch. Lunch will be the pasties I made today, with potato salad, followed by fruit. Dinner when we get home will be half of the cheese & carrot flan with salad.
Husband's asked the landlord about decorating our hall, stairs and landing, he said he'll discuss it with his brother the co-owner, who's currently isolating at home with his family as they're all unwell.
It's been a really muggy sticky day, the sort of weather I dislike the most. I hope it gets a bit fresher tonight, or I won't be sleeping much. Betty doesn't like this humid weather either, she's very restless. She does like the fan being on and lies in front of it.
Husband brought in a beetroot that was practically the size of a football today, plus more marrow-sized courgettes. I've told him not to bring in giant vegetables anymore, they're usually woody or watery and tasteless. I said he's not entering some 'biggest vegetable' contest, beats me how he claims not to see these giant veggies, he reckons they're hidden behind leaves. He just doesn't look properly is more like it. Next it'll be the turn of the runner beans - I only like them when they're young and tender, but no doubt he'll be picking them when they're a foot long, tough and stringy. 😒