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.