This week seems to have whizzed by. There's been rain so we've played indoors with the children's new toys...
At Daisy's cafe I was served cheese kebabs and burnt chicken "that's how we cook it here"!! She's so funny. Thankfully pudding was biscuits :) we love wooden toys.
On Tuesday Daisy had her first ever trip to the cinema. I thought it was a good time to wear her new shoes...
I love traditional style clothes and have bought these shoes before.
Yesterday was mainly spent in the kitchen. I got tea ready first. Toad in the hole and fresh vegetables. We picked Daisy's peas and runner beans...
Daisy wanted me to take a photo of her giant bean! We had cabbage, cauliflower and carrots too. Toad in the hole is one of Daisy's favourites...
Next we baked while Henry napped. I found Delia Smith's Book of Cakes at the carboot. I had some apples and eggs to use up so we made an apple cake...
Chunky Apple Cake
I used eating apples so put less sugar in.
Daisy tested it at lunchtime and decided it was best eaten with custard as a pudding.
Then we made a Victoria sandwich for Grampy...
The shopping comes today. I haven't bought any goodies except for treat night chocolate, so Daisy and I will be baking again to fill the cake tins and get ready for Sunday teatime. I'm back to baking...less rubbish and saving some pennies, plus more fun!
Well today has been lovely! The sun has been shining and we've had some fresh air with a Sunday afternoon walk.
A Sunday roast...belly pork joint, roasties, cauliflower cheese, carrots, broccoli, gravy and some gorgeous homegrown peas and runner beans! Daisy's vegetables taste so nice :)
I made a trifle for pudding. Daisy is happy with just custard on hers and no cream as I can't find lacto free double cream. She never complains and I try so hard to include her as much as possible. I used Madeira cake soaked in strawberry jelly. It was yummy!..
I have a huge amount of things to go out for a charity collection in the morning...
Hi everyone and thank you for Henry's birthday wishes.
On Sunday we went to Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park for Henry's birthday treat. Thankfully the weather was just right! Henry loves ducks and chickens :)
Daisy milked a cow!!
Waiting to be fed!
We came home and had a lovely picky tea...
It was a special weekend.
Daisy has harvested her first peas!
She's so proud!
Her strawberries have been lovely and the runner beans are growing well.
Next year we will grow a lot more...she's loved it.
Yesterday we had a bacon joint for tea. I made potato and onion bake to go with it...
Yesterday was so miserable...soup for lunch. Today is hot again so I'm catching up with my laundry. The waitrose delivery has come. Their bread is gorgeous! This week I've shopped with baking in mind, so no junk at all!
I'm still so busy getting rid of stuff we don't need. I've got a huge amount for the charity shop now, I'm getting there (slowly!)
Hopefully I'll have time to post some recipes this week.
Hi everyone and thank you for all the comments you've been leaving me :)
Trish...feel free to email me anytime if you fancy a chat.
Jane...have a great holiday, sounds like you've planned well for it.
Angela...hello! I'm really looking forward to cooking and baking from my new Delia books.
Myshabbychicvintagefrugallife...I too am a messy cook and baker! I use every pot, pan and utensil available. I'm looking forward to making some delicious things :)
So, as the title says...you pay for what you get. I believe this is true and my hubby has a saying...'buy cheap, buy twice!'
After our holiday we got a few fresh bits of shopping from our local waitrose. Yes it's dearer but it was convenient. We loved the quality so much that this week I shopped online with them. I decided to focus on quality over quantity (as you know I'm a food hoarder) and shopped accordingly...
A few of the fresh things I got. Their cakes are delicious and I treated myself!
It was good!!
I probably won't shop there every week, but the service was so good too. As I change my shopping habits to buying more fresh food, this is an option. I buy way too much of what I don't need so that has to change. It's a bit of an experiment I suppose. We'll see how we go.
There are cheaper shops with good quality products I'm sure, but online food shopping is convenient for us and makes life easier so I am a little limited.