Thursday, 1 February 2018

Pinch, punch, the first of the month

Yay, the 1st of February has finally arrived. In this part of the country, that can herald bright blue skies and sunshine (like today), and the occasional balmy temperature of 17C or so. It isn't that today by any stretch of the imagination. Our snowdrops are pushing up though and some are almost ready to open. Double yay!

I have just started a pan of 'use it up' soup in the pressure cooker:

2 carrots, 1/2 a small swede, 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, 2 sticks of celery, 3 potatoes, 1/2 a cooking apple,1 can of tomatoes and 2 cans of water.

Once it has cooked for 15 minutes and cooled down on its own, I shall add some stock cubes and curry paste and cook that through. Should be enough to enjoy for a couple of days and we shall have it with 1/2 a bag each of either mini poppadoms or prawn crackers, as we get fed up with having bready every day and only have the one loaf of bread a week.

The first day of the month is also when we move the armchairs and tables around in the lounge, thoroughly hoover and dust if we remember. Obviously hoovering and dusting gets done at other times. By doing this with our 4 armchairs, they get even use as 2 are opposite the tv, and 2 in front of the window. The tv ones get a lot more use.

8 comments:

  1. I had my first cup of tea of the day outside on the picnic bench this morning - first time since last autumn. Sun shining, birds singing, spring bulbs peeping through - absolutely freezing though!! It's definitely a washing on the line day.

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    1. How lovely! No washing to do unfortunately.

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  2. I've just been reading through your War Diaries again for inspiration. It's a brilliant resource. I'll probably be using a few of your recipes during our Living on Rations month starting soon ... I'll credit you on the blog if I do :-)

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    1. I didn’t put many recipes on as I was worried about copyright. Hope you enjoy re-reading parts of it.

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  3. We had a icy start to the day but brilliant sunshine. It is now raining and it's freezing, they say it could turn to snow!

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    1. At least the next 10 nights are due to be very cold, brrr.

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  4. We had glorious sunshine today. The washing dried thoroughly on the line :)

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  5. It was blowing a gale yesterday, with ferries been cancelled again. Your heading made me smile, I haven't heard that in awhile.

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