Thursday, 1 January 2015

Welcome and back to normal, for now...

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Well, we managed to stay up long enough to see in the New Year. Church bells rang, a fantastic firework display was watched from our conservatory. We sent and received messages from DS, then missed others as we went to bed around 12:20 am.

Back to normal for a while until visitors arrive in a week. Soaked a whole packet of dried peas to make soup for lunch. Didn't have any ham stock or bacon so made it as a basic pea soup then added vegetables, frankfurter, stock cubes, and a chunk of garlic and herb Boursin cheese:
After more chores we went for a brisk walk around the village, came home and made mushroom risotto for tea followed by the last dregs of leftover home made ice cream.

Onwards and upwards we go into the new year, not knowing what it will hold (except DS and FDiL's wedding) but hoping for good health, happiness and contentment!

10 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you, I like it when life gets back to normal after the holiday.

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    1. Me too, hope you have had a good rest!

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  2. You cannot beat a lovely homemade soup on a cold winter's day, or maybe you can with mushroom risotto! My sort of food. Happy New Year to you and thank you for the recipes and the good read every day x

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  3. Having baked ham today so ham and pea soup coming up during the week. Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year! And thanks for the mention!

    Pea soup - that would go down a treat right about now.

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  5. Hello, soup looks good, will give it a try. Like you I'm just glad to be back to normal, last day of visitors and too much food today...yippee. Have a wonderful New Year. Woo xx

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    1. We haven't had our visitors yet but will try and not go overboard on the food front. Our stomachs just can't take it anymore!

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