A busy weekend and a kitchen disaster!
I'm sat in the corner of the sofa with a hot cuppa beside me: my absolute favourite place to be!
Man Wonderful is catching up with the Tour de France, I've been prepping dinner for tonight and for tomorrow evening too.
Yesterday morning I took a huge load to the charity shop.
(We're sorting through everything prior to our downsizing and our Big Adventure. More on that later!)
As for yesterday, I had to post several eBay parcels too before popping home to pack up a picnic and flask of tea for MW and myself.
We took ourselves off for a sneaky half an hour break in the sunshine, and sat looking over the sea while we munched and chatted.
MW then asked me when I'd last had a 'proper, scoopy' ice cream?
I couldn't remember.
Possibly last summer, although we were very busy with the early arrival of the gorgeous grandson. Maybe the summer before?
So off we went - in the car - to seek 'proper, scoopy' ice creams!
And we found some: clotted cream vanilla for me, mocha coffee for him: made by the local farm from their Jersey herd of cows (aren't they talented? Using machinery and things with their hooves...)
Then yesterday evening I had a culinary disaster.
I know that every now and then I.just.cant.cook.
I don't know why - it'll be a meal I've made 100+ times beautifully, and then as a one-off I'll just bu**er it up completely, like this lady Rhia from the BBC show 'Butterflies' (God I can sympathise with her now, but I used to laugh out loud at her kitchen disasters):
It looked gorgeous.
There was browned, melted cheese on the top.
As I cut into it, the layers stayed together, and the portions moved from casserole dish to plate perfectly.
I'd made a veggy mince and tomato sauce layer and a white sauce layer.
I'd used gluten-free lasagne sheets.
Everything I would usually do.
Except it tasted awful!
Like there was no flavour. In any of it.
Forks went down. "Sorry mum."
Substitute snacks instead of dinner was sought.
Even now I can't think what I did that made it taste so bleurgh!
And I know that next time I cook it, it'll be fine!Weird!
Does this happen to anyone else?!