Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A Relaxing Day

Thanks go to everyone who commented on my last post.  Your sympathy and good wishes went a long way to reassure me that things will, hopefully, resolve themselves sooner rather than later. I appreciate each and every comment.

DD and family came to lunch yesterday.  I had cooked a roast for the meat eaters and served it with roast potatoes, YS'd carrot and swede mash, steamed carrots, peas, HM Yorkshire puds (found in the freezer and heated in the oven for 5 minutes ) followed by the 25p toffee apple pie (warmed through in the oven whilst we ate) served with ice cream.  I opened a bottle of Cava Rosado left from Christmas too :) Not a scrap was left.

Another rummage in the freezer produced tea;  a bagged salad put into a big glass dish and piled high with prawns mixed with seafood sauce.  Our lovely GD (aged 13) and GS (aged 10) prepared the rest of the salad stuff without being asked.  Between them they sliced cucumber, pepper, cut up celery, radishes and tomatoes.  I popped some veg spring rolls in the oven along with some part-baked crusty bread rolls and two small focaccia. Nothing was wasted there either :)

They left around 7.45pm ( with a big bag of my frozen YS'd bargains)  as the kids were back to school today.  DD texted me to say they were home safely and thanking us for a lovely day.  She said the day had been just what they needed.  We had a laugh and a very long game of
The nicest part was that SiL took 3 phone calls whilst at our house asking him to interviews within the next few days. Fingers crossed...

My freezer is now half empty so I can actually see what is left and will be searching for more bargains.  The store cupboard is pretty full so I will spend as little as possible in the process.  I still have the makings of:

Cider vegetable hotpot (enough for 2 meals for 2)
Boxed cod in batter with HM chips and peas
Quorn lasagne (2 days)

Onward and upward!

Thanks so much for popping in, take care x


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day. Hopefully the interviews will go well and there will be a job offer soon.

  2. A lovely day with family, good food and relaxing fun is always a tonic. Fingers crossed that one of the interviews results in a job offer.

  3. How fantastic for SiL. I hope one of the interviews turns into a job offer.
    Your foodie words have made my tummy rumble....I may have to do our meal a little earlier

  4. Wishing all the best to SiL and that he gets a job offer!

  5. Thanks so much for your good wishes everyone x


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