Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:23
... Cooked 2 chillies, 3 bolognaise doing cottage pies later (shedload of minced beef) and chicken curry and chicken in mushroom sauce tomorrow. Phew. Bet Dove's doing wonderful classy stuff...
Not really classy - a fish pie for tomorrow, (cod, smoked haddock, salmon and cockles, lots of parsley from the garden in a creamy sauce - fluffy Maris Piper on top) and a huge Daube of Beef for Saturday - (ox cheek, mushrooms, carrots, shallots, olives and a bottle of red wine) simmering away in the oven now - it'll take about 4 hours. There'll be plenty left for Monday and maybe Tuesday too!
House has had a quick wipe over downstairs and our new rug (delivered today - a real cowhide) looks fantastic on the polished parquet.
Cake and Picnic pie to bake tomorrow for the picnic on Sunday, plus a quick wipe over the bathroom. Friend isn't leaving Gloucs until late morning I think I'll have time to do what has to be done