Friday, February 6, 2015
The garden is busy giving me plenty to cook. Definitely no complaints from me, it's one of the reasons why I garden.
Pickled cucumbers (which aren't pictured) have made no dent in the glut. I've also made some of my tomato sauce and some sweet mustard pickles. I think sweet mustard pickles are old fashioned and delicious and they are the favourite of the moment. I checked back through my records and I don't think I've shared my recipe so I'll do just that in the next few day. Though it is most likely just like most other sweet mustard pickles and I will just be wasting valuable world wide web space. Oh well!
I also did some cooking outside my comfort zone. Corned beef! I had a package of corned beef in the freezer from our steer we butchered last year. I haven't eaten corned beef since I left my parents' home over two decades ago and I have certainly never cooked it. I was clueless apart from remembering my mother simmering it for quite some time. I did consult The Common Sense Cookery Book and the CWA cook book and between them and Kimmie's sister's recipe, I came up with a winner.
Meat and four veg and cheese sauce. Not our usual type of fare but it was good for something different and Jodie's glaze made it a bit special. This type of dinner won't be on my regular menu but I probably won't wait another 23years to make it.
It hasn't been all sweating over hot, simmering pots. I've been sewing too. Just a quick and easy bag for wrapping a birthday gift for a penpal. I bought the fabric at Spotlight and I think it is just perfect for a postcard writing enthusiast, which she is. I like it very much too and I think I might just make something for myself with the leftovers.
And tonight is Friday Night with Friends it being the first Friday of the month. Hooray! What to make? I think this time I'll be leaving the sewing machine dormant and making some mail art instead.
Bye for now