We've decided not to go to the caravan today - rain showers all morning so as we were going for the purpose of gardening, there's not much point. At least the pots won't be drying out! Can't go tomorrow, as Betty has a grooming appointment right in the middle of the day. Friday looks good though, no showers forecast (at the moment!). That's one of the joys of being retired.....our plans aren't set in stone, other than medical appointments (and even they change/get cancelled at the last minute), so we can please ourselves what we do and when. The rain is due to stop this afternoon, so hopefully we can do some tidying up and pruning in the front garden, so at least the day won't be wasted.
Regarding my back & hip problems when standing for ages in the kitchen doing food prep....some of you suggested a stool. Good idea, a foldable bar stool would be great, I'll order one, thanks very much.
I'm going to make a big pan of minced beef, onions and tomatoes tomorrow, to be portioned up and used for lasagne, cottage pie, spag bol, jacket potato topping. I also need to do something with the courgette mountain, even if it's just slicing, frying lightly and freezing. They're mushy when defrosted, but they're fine for adding to mince, stews etc or making soup with. I'll grate 1 or 2 of the bigger ones into the pan of mince. I did make a chocolate courgette cake one year, but it wasn't really a hit. Any other ideas for courgettes, preferably using more than one!, I'd be grateful for.....we're getting a bit fed up with fried or roasted courgettes as a side veg. Even husband, who loves all veggies, said the other day "Do we HAVE to have courgettes with every meal?" (a slight exaggeration, it's not EVERY meal, we don't have them for breakfast!). My reply was "Do you HAVE to grow so many of them?!". I did see a recipe online somewhere for lightly frying grated courgettes with finely sliced onions and bacon bits and stirring through spaghetti, topped with parmesan - that sounds good, would make a nice quick lunch.