So soon after saying that I was rarely at a loss for a subject I find myself staring at a blank screen. The state of the screen is not mirrored by the jumble inside my head, which is as full as ever, but the mix of thoughts doesn’t have a single coherent one.
The visit to the nurse went reasonably well.
The ASDA grocery order has turned up and although there are a few substitutions they are fairly sensible. We are now officially provisioned for Christmas, apart from Yorkshire puddings. I seem to have ordered frozen batter rather than frozen puddings. They aren’t actually difficult to cook from scratch, but I’ve become lazy over the years. Plus they take up less room in our small oven. Five minutes before the end I tend to throw in the Yorkshires on top of the roasting veg and all is good. Cooking from scratch is a little trickier and you need a spare shelf in the oven, which I don’t usually have at Christmas.
I will have to keep them frozen for now (which is a nuisance as the freezer is already full) and juggle with the oven space somehow. Maybe I will cook them first then reheat them. Maybe just cook more things on top of the cooker.
Christmas is always a test of ingenuity.
Maybe we should just eat less.
Meanwhile, despite a few setbacks on eBay I am still managing to buy. It really will be a nightmare for my family sorting all this out if I die without getting it organised. Latest purchase is a selection of Great War fundraising flags. There are some common ones in the selection, but overall it is good value. It’s one of those areas where I used to buy a few every year. Since eBay came along I could buy some every week, so I have to limit myself
The pictures are some I already own. The ones I bought today weren’t quite as nice as this. The titles are a bit random as they relate to a previous post.
We found some frozen Yorkshire puddings in our freezer lately, left by our younger son after his last visit. Much to our astonishment, they were absolutely delicious.
Yes, frozen Yorkshires are my first choice. I have a very simple recipe for making them, but frozen are fine.
The horse flags are a grim reminder of the service these animals, along with other species, gave to their countries of origin, right up through WWII.
Horses and vets were very important in those days. I have a veterinary medallion to a man who, after being decorated for bravery, was removed from the army and sent back to University to complete his veterinary degree because they needed vets so desperately.
I would love some information or a background story to send my old vet, who is retired now and was in the Army before he went to vet school.
I will attend to it over the holiday period and let you have it asap. Plenty of time to write it in the next week or two.
I’m sure you will surmount the Yorkshire problem
Cookery is only problem solving with vegetables. No different to running a government. 🙂