To prepare for the 6 or so weeks that I will be out of action, I've managed to complete a few jobs thus far; such as:
* Roses pruned ( I am NOT trusting my non-gardening husband with that!)
* Animal food bought & stored
* House thoroughly cleaned ( I am NOT trusting my non-cleaning husband with that...this way he can do just the basics!)
* Hair cut...because I most definitely am NOT trusting my non-hairdresser husband to care for my previously below shoulder length hair! Maybe I should have contacted the ex Prime Minister and enquired whether she could spare Tim for a few weeks? Oh well...the short wash & wear style I'm now sporting will do for a couple of months.
I have been gifted some Water Kefir grains from a friend-and tonight we sampled our first " brew"...His Lordship approved! It was reminiscent of a cider...mmmm.
Last Saturday night I served up a couple of curries- Chicken & Spinach Balti and a Red Lentil & Potato Curry. Now these delicious dinners have provided a few meals since ( sorry...too busy scoffing to think about photos!) and tonight I used the last of the Red Lentil & Potato to make 8 "burgers"-we had 4 of them for dinner.
His Lordship's Open "Burger" ( yes..that is bought sauce on the top-don't judge me...he has a bad back at the moment,so is being indulged somewhat!):
My version-no toast or egg, but with some homemade chutney:
Red Lentil & Potato " Burgers" Recipe:
4 cups leftover Red Lentil & Potato curry
1.5 cups rolled oats
1/2-1 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs ( I used sourdough)
Mix all together by hand-adding enough breadcrumbs to be able to form a moistened patty.
Form patties, place on plate and put in fridge to rest ( uncovered) until ready to cook.
Preheat pan, lightly oil and cook each patty for approx. 3 minutes each side or until brown.
The resident superintendent was somewhat underwhelmed......