I awoke out of sorts this morning. It was another dull, wet start to the day and I watched out of the window as the mist rolled up the hill to engulf us. Instead of going out to sewing class I decided to save the money this week and use it for next time and stay home.
I had lots i could be getting on with but first i decided to get the slow cooker out and make a stew for OH. I had two bits of meat given to me frozen when my friend emptied her freezer out as she was going away for a month. I gratefully accepted everything she gave me but I still couldn't tell exactly what meat it was when defrosted! I put the bits in with lots of veg, lentils potatoes and stock and left it to cook.
I felt like having some soup so I chopped up 3 sticks of celery, 1 leek and 1 potato adding 1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock . After 20 mins simmering I blitzed it with the hand blender and it made a tasty soup.
I had a few loads of washing to do and I had to tumble dry it all as I couldn't get it outside and as we have no heat in the house it would just take days to dry on the clothes horse. I did a bit of sewing, finishing the phone case and sewing some of the cut out squares for a bag together then decided to catch up with last Friday's "Lewis" on the STV player.
OH arrived home and asked what kind of stew it was and I just said beef!
I made Jamie Oliver's quick rice pudding recipe and I finally started to feel better. Perhaps I just needed a potter day and some comfort food!
I am spending the evening here
In front of the fire, feet up
A Christmas magazine to browse through and a few chocolates to eat. Just need OH to put the kettle on now!