Brrgh autumn seems to be well and truly with us, the first of the cold weather seems to be manifesting itself. Today started with grey skies and a blustery wind. About mid-day the sun actually escaped for a little while but had gone in again by the time it was my lunch time. These fluctuations in the weather don't do my arthritis much good and trigger episodes so I haven't been too clever today. I am off to see the Consultant next week, so hopefully they will be able to get a different medication control in place rather than steroids which I am still on.
Because it has been cold I wanted something nice and warm for tea tonight. As a consequence we have had lamb shanks with mint gravy, boiled potatoes, french beans, cauliflower, calabrase, and peas with lashings of mint gravy, followed by treacle sponge and custard. Scrummy - reinforcements for cold weather and not bad going as all ready within an hour of getting home and served on the table (I was home for 6.00 p.m.)
I have a stew on the go as well in the slow cooker. I started it off last night, but often find the flavours develop more if the slow method of cooking is undertaken so will probably end up having that on Friday night when I get home from work. Served with Champ it should be a quick warm meal for a Friday night with some chunky bread to soak up the gravy. That's the best bit - the gravy. You get all the flavour with proper gravy. I might put on a home made rice pud tomorrow night to have for Friday tea as well
I am getting cravings to have a proper baking day but that won't happen this weekend as on Saturday I am off to help my mum clear her attic out with my baby brother. She is having a new central heating system fitted and they need to go in the attic so we have been asked (my bruv and I) to go and assist. Plus it means we get to spend time with each other and with my nephews which is all very positive from my point of view.
Both of my nephews are very well balanced youngsters. The eldest has not long had his GCSE results. He received one lot of exam results early. We hadn't appreciated that this was for A level results. He is only 16. It turns out that he has passed with flying colours an IT exam at A level with a B grade some 2 years early. He had aready got four GCSE's having been entered for a couple the past couple of years on the trot. He was also entered for a further 9 GCSE's this year. He wants to be a Doctor and he got A* Grades in both Chemistry and Physics the rest are all A grade passes and his lowest result was French Grade B, so we are all extremly proud and pleased for him. Fortunately he is at a very good grammar school which elicits the best from all of its students. My younger nephew has also gone to the same school so fingers crossed in a few years time he will do well also.
Well I had better get on, I have lots of things to do yet.
Catch you all later