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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 19:45

OH muttered about it ages ago bjay, but I refused. So he approached BT, not usually a good idea & bound to cost more £, but it worked & we got an upgrade at actually very little extra £ . Honestly no problems bar once which was a surprise. Talk talk was a nightmare btw!

I've lost control of the remote again- where's the one I won?! J.

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:48

Geoff- Dunham Massey, not Durham nor Dunelm! Ok Glyn got there first.....

Quick change of menu tonight to another I do 'without' thinking. Not a biscuit left in tin, nor crisps, sorry- those were daughters'.

Citygardener- am Jo from WManchester,or Salford as daughter says!

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 17:32

I shall be starting to take down the tree w/e after NY. Daughter will be asleep after nights, but it's not a noisy job.

OH & me are going to the pics one day that w/end too- must be mad braving TC on a Saturday, but the nearest to us. On the Sunday I will drag him down to Dunham's winter garden again, but go early for tea & cakes first!! What diet? That way I keep the noise in house to a minimum, roll on when she finishes doing nights. J.

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 17:24

Am back for a bit! Nurse was pretty late arriving & I wasnt able to move for about an hour.

Biscuits all gone.....

Wind really strong out there now- dont like.  Am having a daytime tv few mins before need to go & start cooking. J.

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 14:48

I've nipped in. Waiting on new nurse- hmm, wonder if we'll get a phonecall soon asking where we are? She's not been here before.

All the washing, tumbling & ironing done! Have 2 plant/seed catalogues & a book waiting for me.

Wish someone would move/finish the remaining open tin of biscuits- I weighed myself yesterday morning in advance of nurse's visit- they always ask. Trouble is, dose of drug is based on my weight. It's knackering me enough already & an increase......

Am going to do a 'whatever vegs need eating' curry tonight. We'll nip to shops tomorrow as long as OH holds garage door open for my car. The wind due to get even worse & bad enough already without the door flipping. Wont be pruning fruit bushes after all having seen the forecasts- ok sometime soon.

We ended up taping the war prog last night & need to rewatch it, to understand it, once nurse been & before tonight.

BTW I use B&Qs seed compost- small bags & still fine for me despite a slight change in formular last yr. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 14:32

Was damp first thing, not too cold. Now wet but trying to brighten up, possibly? Wind increasing too. J.

What's for tea?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 20:10

Artjak- my/our version is based on one from Delia Smith's Christmas book. If you go to her website, sorry no idea of address, but shouldnt be difficult to find, then it should be there.

Over the years it's evolved, but still our favorite for Christmas. J.

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 20:05

Now that's something I've never thought to do. Thxs artjak.

Was pleased to see lots of signs of bulbs showing in various borders when nipped out to feed the birds today & even the start of new buds on the rose I transplanted in November. J.

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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 19:59

Sorry artjak no chocolate involved, all savoury.

You're correct in that it's similar in construction to a swiss roll. Cooked parsnip puree, plus cream, spread over a cooked cheesy roulade & then all rolled up on chopped nuts. Daughter & my OH make it every Christmas Day. Excellent with all the roast vegs & cranberry sauce.

Tonights' meal was cooked vegs, cold cranberry sauce & cheese rissoles. J.

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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 19:43

Ok, ignoring all those comments- this will take me some time & advance apologies for typos etc!

Ingredients- serves 4, or 3  with left-overs which when cold equally yummy! BTW non metric-

4oz feta, grated. (need to drain this well or mixture very wet), 4oz grated gruyere & 4oz grated cheddar. You can actually vary the cheeses, but I always do include the feta for some reason, as long as 12oz in total for 4 people, (today's was feta, sage derby, cheddar)

3 tblspoons chopped mixed herbs- fresh when in season- or a good pinch of dried like today,

2oz plain flour, white or wholemeal, plus 2 (1 fine) good pinches of cayenne pepper, & later more 'seasoned' flour for 'dusting' the rissoles. I tend to use white flour in the mixture & wholemeal for the dusting, but dont think it'd matter if you tried other versions.

2 large eggs, or medium/small if that's what you've got.

2 tblespoons milk- semi, skimmed or full,

salt & pepper.

Method- Flour, seasoning, cayenne into large bowl & then whisk in the 2 eggs & then the milk until a smoothish batter. Stir in the grated cheeses & herbs.

Cover the bowl & leave in a cool place for at least 1hr- I make the mixture first thing in a morning & cook them in the evening.

Now this is where it gets messy & sticky! so ignore the door, phone etc.....

Have a plate covered with greaseproof paper or baking parchment ready & a small plate/shallow pudding bowl containing the seasoned flour also ready.

Take a tablespoonful of the mixture at a time, roll to shape- you can flour your hands first to make it easier, but you'll still get sticky- & dip rissole into the seasoned flour, then put on t'other plate. Mixture is suppose to make about 12, but it does vary.

Fry them in oil of choice, not using too much oil, for as long as it takes to brown them on both sides. They are often quite sticky to flip over, especially if the original mixture was a wee bit wet.

Serve hot with vegs & cold cranberry sauce, like today, or baked potatoes & salad in the summer. They are very good cold eaten 'neat' too! Pickle or chutney optional!

There you are- my take on a recipe for what we call cheese rissoles. J.

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