Sunday, 8 December 2013

If I am not careful...

I will be in danger of Christmas passing me by! Normally by this time of the month, Christmas cards will have been sent, presents almost bought and eating things prepared and in the freezer or cupboards.

Have I done any of that yet, NO!

Truth be told, I have started to soak the dried fruit for a Dundee cake, that will have to be made Tuesday as it is our first free day this week. Today we shall do the cards and a few presents have now been bought. I'm waiting until our walk day to pick up some sausages from a new butcher whose fare I tried the other day and enjoyed. He lives nowhere near us hence waiting until then.

Ah well, everything come to he who waits or some such thing.

A couple of days ago, I cooked 6 jacket potatoes. 2 were eaten on the night, 2 frozen and the other 2 sliced thinly for the dish below.

I fancied some cauliflower cheese but only found broccoli in the indoor freezer. DB doesn't eat either so a tray of vegetables (plus my broccoli) were roasted. Whilst that was doing I made the cheese sauce. Once the vegetables were ready, they were put into a dish, covered with the sauce, then the sliced jacket potatoes and extra cheese put on top. A grand total of 4oz of cheese was used so not too bad.

Herewith before baking:
And afterwards:
It was meant to last us two meals but DB was hungry and ate all his share, (he won't touch mine due to the broccoli!). I had had indigestion all afternoon so could only manage half my portion. I am having the rest for lunch today and DB will have something else.

We are trialling cooking some brisket in the slow cooker. Not done it before so hope all goes well.


9 comments:

  1. I've never thought of freezing cooked jacket potatoes before, what a good idea. The sliced version sounds good and I love the sound of your cheese and vegetable bake. Christmas - I don't know about you DC but for some reason it's taken a long time coming, what with all the shops getting earlier and earlier with their promotions etc, but all of a sudden it's nearly upon us. As much as I try to be organized well in advance there always seems to be a last minute panic along the way. Decided to take more of a relaxed stance from now on (she says!)
    Patricia x

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  2. Just had my last bit for lunch today. Currently cooking brisket in the slow cooker for tea. Hope it cooks in time!

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  3. I have to admit we haven't much more to do regards to Christmas but do I feel festive? Do I heck!

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  4. This is just my kind of comfort food, anything goes with a cheese sauce. My hubby gates broccoli He will eat a little to please me but it's really under sufferance . I don't knits what it is this year but for some reason I cannot get enthusiastic about Christmas ... Bah humbug!!

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  5. Karen and Anne, is it age do you think? We are on our own for Christmas but not the New Year so to us, it will almost be like another day.

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  6. I always feel like this on the run up to Christmas, then around the 20th I start feeling a bit festive and by 24th I am up to my eyes in it. I blame the shops, Christmas music and decorations in November if not October, The TV adverts get earlier every year and if it isn't 3 Bird Roasts and frozen Yorkshires it's a sofa for the neighbours to spill mince pies on. I no longer see the New Year in. Perhaps I am a cynic, perhaps it's sensory overload.

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    1. We went out to do some present shopping today, the music in the stores drove us mad and in the end, we used stores that were not playing music. I needed to phone up DB and he could hardly hear what I was saying!

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  7. I'm not a great lover of Christmas to be honest though I do get to sing a lot of carols in my choir!

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    1. I used to be in our church choir but can only sing along to the tune as I can't read music. My voice though, is lower than that and I kept being given other parts to sing which I couldn't, so I left. Have to say, I don't miss them!

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