Saturday, November 14, 2009

Soggy Saturday & Comfort Food!!!!!

Now the UK does like to make a deal of its weather although it could be forgiven cos of the torrential rain and high winds - 100mph off the Needles at the Isle of Wight!!!!! Despite the weather Mand & I visited Avebury and wouldn't you know there were a few US and German visitors there - I think the only day it doesn't have overseas visitors is Christmas Day!!!! The farmer who owns the sheep who were among the stones needs a kick in the proverbial for not taking them inside a barn!!!! The poor things were huddled against a fence and looked most unhappy!!!! This isn't misty-eyed sentimentality but basic animal welfare concern - if the farmer can't look after his animals properly he should give up and go do something else!!!! The same goes for so-called "pet lovers" who put their cats out at night and before anyone jumps up and down getting all excited this is just my view and this is my Big Sis's and my blog kids and we can have our say - so there!!!!! OK - rant over!!!! We got a few early presents in the Henge and Nat Trust shops then retired to the Nat Trust cafe for a much-needed slice of cake and hot chocolate . . . good but I have to say not as good as the Allington Farm Shop cafe last week, and I'm sneaking back next Saturday for a return visit as Mand has to work!!!! And I have a list . . . !!!!! Today I've made roast pork with veggies and hard cider gravy for meals in the week and threw in a rhubarb crumble to use up oven space. For very little effort I've got YUMMMM homecooked comfort food - I don't say this in a smug way (well . . . maybe a little!!) but sad that folks don't seem to cook all that much, preferring what I think is inferior readymade stuff. OK OK - I know there are folks out there who (a) can't or won't cook and (b) don't have the time but I feel they miss out. Still each to their own and I'm just saying what works for me - and my Big Sis come to that!!!! We both like comfort food and it doesn't have to be gourmet, just simple basic food cooked well!!!! Our vacation list is now two pages long and we can't wait!!!! We've declared this weekend a Stitchalong and White Star is coming along very nicely although I'm still stuck in confetti hell but gradually stitching my way out!!!!! Stay warm and dry and keep those brollies handy!!!!!

1 comment:

Branlaadee said...

Ok, I have to ask...what's a brollie??

We have had our temps drop, but no rain or wind. Just clear and cold. I hope it rains soon, but could do without 100mph winds.

I hear you about the animals. All of my kitties sleep inside year around. They dont need to be running around at night in the cold or when people driving cant see them. Whenever we moved as a child, the first thing my dad did was make sure the animals had a safe place to stay out of the weather and cold.

Personally, I love cooking. We try to have homecooked meals 6 days a week. I do have a few easy fix things in the freezer, but I have been doing better about making big meals and freezing some insteady of buying frozen things.