Accepting the situation we are in is much easier than moaning and I'm all for the easy life! and I've settled into a pattern of not hurrying with anything. My quiet life in Suffolk is even quieter although I do try and do something useful everyday - hence the marmalade below
Several weeks ago I bought a tin of orange marmalade concentrate. I would have preferred a tin of the prepared lemon because my last batch was orange, but only Lakeland sell the lemon and I wasn't going to Ipswich, so orange it had to be.
Thanks to the Approved Food sugar I was able to get this made and, by adding a tin of grapefruit, rustled up 7¾ jars of Orange and Grapefruit Marmalade.....delicious. I have to admit to never making marmalade from Seville oranges and I never will while the tins are available.
This week I've also planted out the rest of the potatoes, sown pumpkin, courgette and squash seeds and then peppers for the 3rd time. 3rd time lucky hopefully - as it will soon be too late.
And on dry days when I walk up and down the meadow I come in with a good bundle of sticks for lighting the wood-burner. A simple job but satisfying.
When I saw a Weetabix Loaf mentioned on a blog ( just a couple of days ago but I've already forgotten who and where - sorry but Thank you.) I remembered the pack in the cupboard ready for the Easter visit from oldest grandson which isn't going to happen.
It was so simple and tastes delicious...........I like simple and delicious!
2 Weetabix )
1 Cup Sugar - or a bit less as it's quite sweet ) All these into a bowl, mix and leave to
1 Cup Sultanas ) soak overnight in the fridge.
1 Cup Milk )
Next day add one beaten egg and 1 Cup of SR Flour and stir well together. Pour into a lined loaf tin and cook at 150C for 50 minutes. (I used Mk 4 on gas because I forgot to look at conversion chart and most things are OK on 4!)
This week I'm so grateful for
- Another week staying well
- An improving weather forecast
- Food in the cupboards.
- Quiet roads for cycling exercise
It's over two weeks since I went to Asda and 12 days since I got some fruit from the Co-op - I think I'm allowed to head out for fresh fruit and veg next week to make a change from dried, tinned and frozen.
Hope everyone has a good weekend - enjoy the warmth and sunshine at home!