A year ago I wrote a post titled 'Manic Monday's' I can't exactly remember what I wrote about but I felt yesterday was bit manic as I had quite a lot to do including picking up Sam's partner, Fred, from the airport at 5:15pm. His flight from Paris was a bit delayed so it was closer to 6pm by the time we left the airport. On the way home we discovered a new deli Taste, I wouldn't drive across town to shop there but I would use it whenever I happen to pass that way. Once we got home it was straight into the kitchen for Sam, who cooked us another lovely dinner (I did help quite a lot~ I don't want you to think I just sit back and let her do everything!) Unfortunately I didn't take any photos but it was belly of pork seasoned with lemon, herbs and garlic and served with apple sauce.
Today Sam and Fred hired a car and they have gone off to Cornwall for a couple of nights. They are going to have dinner here and I'm just a teensy-weensy bit jealous. I just hope the weather stays reasonable because a couple of hours after they left we had a horrendous storm and Sam hasn't driven in England for quite a few years, let alone in heavy rain, but I know she'll be OK.
Another reason I'm very late posting today is that I've been catching up on reading and saving all the recipes I want to try from yesterday's Fun Monday posts. I now have plenty of new ideas to keep me going for a while.
Just in case you are interested to see what we ate for dinner on Sunday here is our menu:
Most of the ingredients were sourced locally. I'm leaving all the detail to Sam when she gets her post up.
*Green fried Tomatoes with a red pepper dressing
*Venison cooked with port and redcurrents
*Vegetables savoy cabbage cooked with bacon and spices and a little stock.
*Potatoes were a version of lyonnaise with cream and garlic.
*Cheese course - two different types of cheese and home made chutney.
*Apple fool made with home made custard.
I should first explain that although it looks a lot of food, it was a very leisurely meal that took all afternoon and we were not left feeling too stuffed. We enjoyed this English wine produced at Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard where the first organic wine was produced as far back as 1982. We also had several bottles of red wine.
I forgot to take any photos until we got to the cheese course. The only downside was clearing up the kitchen afterwards!!