Sunday, 22 January 2017

Last woman standing...

Andy, Dan and Dom Inglot lost and seemed to have played in a similar fashion. Just Johanna left!

I am not too disappointed as didn't think 'this would be the year' for Andy for some reason. Dan did very well though to get as far as he did. Let's hope he keeps up the good work. At least everyone should be well rested for the Davis Cup tie 3rd February.

We had our worst frost last night, -4.6C but the sun is out in a bright blue sky.

Friday, 20 January 2017

The final chicken meal...

Congratulations to Andy, Dan and Johanna for their wins. Dan is now into the 4th round for the first time in a Grand Slam.

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Take 1lb of mashed potato, 4oz diced chicken, 1oz made up sage and onion stuffing and 1oz grated parmesan plus salt and pepper.

This could have been made into cakes and shallow fried but we just 'dry' fried it in a very small amount of oil to stop it sticking too much. It was served with coleslaw made with half mayo half natural yoghurt and some wholegrain mustard:
I'll admit it doesn't look too appetising but other than being a little dry (I didn't make the stuffing mix wet enough), it tasted fine.

That's it for now folks, have a good weekend.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Rice Pudding and tennis

So then, out of the British tennis players, only Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Johanna Konta are still in the Australian Open. Novak was knocked out today so who knows how the rest of the tournament will pan out.

I have never used my slow cooker to make rice pudding but yesterday I did. The rice was quite old but edible and I certainly wasn't going to throw it away.

Measurements were: 300g dry weight of pudding rice, 2 small cans of evaporated milk plus normal milk to make up 1.5 litres and 4 level tablespoons of sugar, plus a good grating of nutmeg. I think it was cooked on high for 3 - 4 hours (mainly because I forgot about it after stirring it twice!

The pudding was then decanted into bowls:
The 4 ramekins were covered and frozen for other days. We had one each of the two small bowls at room temperature for pudding last night. The 2 bigger cereal bowls we shall warm for tonight.

I did make a mistake and that was to stop cooking it whilst it still had enough milk. As it cooled, the rice absorbed the last of the milk turning it into a 'stick to the ribs' pudding but it was still enjoyed!