September crept up on us this week, and it’s starting to feel dark when the alarm goes off.
Prom night came and went and I’m left reflecting where the time has gone. It felt like yesterday when I put on a black tie and went hunting for adventure. Amazed at the young man who stood before me and was more than happy to help with his tie. It took me a couple of goes since it’s been a while living at work.
Success in the kitchen included an open apricot pie made with wholemeal flour. The vultures came and went and even a request for it being made at their birthday a good eight months away. To say it was a keeper is an understatement.
The small roast shoulder of lamb from organic Combe Farm worked well in a one pot of potatoes, carrot, parsnip and fennel. Slow cooked for a three hours, the fennel wasn’t in a good state towards the end so while the meat was resting it got blitzed into a gravy…or the word velouté feels more appropriate.
The polenta/corn meal eat downtown continues and I found a new technique of roasting from Anna del Conte. It went well, so much left over though, which got fried and used for lunch with salad.
This weekend has a bit of a BBQ instore, the boy has got his pals round, another fair well with friends (I do not remember this build up!). The usual burger and grilled veggies, a peanut butter cheesecake and I’m planning to get the pancake balls machine that we brought back from Denmark out. Hopefully there will be leftovers! Definitely planning to get a slice of that cheesecake!
Younger brother is quietly getting on with things in the background, trying his best not to rock the boat. The house is emotional as we work through our last 8 or so days together before university starts.
Hope you have a good weekend, and thanks for Coffee.
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.