Wednesday 29 January 2014
A busy day
The great de-clutter continues. I just do a little each day and have even gone through my cookery books and magazines, pruning . . . That is a BIG one for me as I love my cookery books and it is hard to shed any, but I figure there are plenty left to keep me going.
I also had a reshuffle of the books on this shelf, and got my "Farm" series books together (Tudor Monastery Farm added after this photo taken). If I organize them now, when we come to pack LATER IN THE YEAR (power of positive thought about moving and all tha!), I will have things properly categorized - most of the other collections already are.
No longer needed - all to go.
I also got busy in the kitchen, and cooked up a Cheat's Chicken Pie. Basically it is two chicken breasts, fried off in a little oil and drained, (or you can just add left-over cooked chicken from a roast, which is what I usually do), and add a tin of Campbell's condensed Chicken soup, let down with a can of water, add a few peas/mixed veg of your choice and simmer very gently until meat is cooked. (Note: when cooking for fussy husband, there is a HUGE variety of things I cannot add to the meal, onions included!)
Roll out a sheet of ready-made flakey pastry and cook in a hot oven. Voila!
Being a cheapskate, I trimmed off the last couple of inches of the rolled-slightly-thinner pastry, brushed it with milk, grated cheese over it and rolled it up into a knot to cook at the same time and provide a tasty snack:
So, a useful day all in all. I have a change of painkillers (v. short term) and they have helped me sleep better, and hopefully the pleuritic pain is under control again (it was ghastly from last week when Doc put me on a-b's that I KNEW wouldn't work).
A day out in Leominster and Hay-on-Wye today, so I shall take my camera and report back later.