Things have been very busy here - too busy - its just the depth as usual.
I had a hospital appointment last Thursday, a follow up with the Epilepsy Consultant who is happy that my meds are keeping me under control - well something has to. They do make me very sleepy at times though so he is going to pop me back into GP care - I know for the best part what I am doing with looking after the condition. He is going to write to the GP though allowing me some flexibility with the dose (if I need to) although initially I am to stick with it and see how it goes.
We did a little more at Mum's on Saturday this time dealing with her clothes and personal bits and the kitchen. Made me a little emotional, because slowly a little bit at a time the ties are being loosened - and I don't like it - the floor is moving under me things are changing and I am having to be brave when I just don't want to be. The clothes are bad enough but splitting all her baking bits and bobs that was double whammy. Her personal domain where she was in her element.
I have her recipes. The ladies in the family one by one from my great grandmother's time have always made a tea bread for family members that is served in the Yorkshire way with butter on, some cheese and an apple for Christmas. We understand my great grandmother started the tradition, although it could stem from before her time, then my Nan took over, then my Mum and now its my turn. I have the recipe and I have promised to make my brother and his family the Tea Loaf; we all love it even my nephews. I have the original recipe and the newer one brought in by my Nan just before she lost her independence. I will post these up shortly for you to try. The original recipe was a yeasted bread.
I have also said that I will make their Christmas cake so I plan to do that this weekend coming. Christmas puddings will be done on stir up Sunday.
Yesterday was busy. The pantry fridge needed a proper defrost which took most of the day and I partially cleaned the cooker as well. I still have some more to do on that. As I was too busy I decided not to cook yesterday and we had a simple scratch meal. However I did have a joint of pork out which I prepared and popped into the newly scrubbed fridge under foil and then prepped the veggies i.e potatoes and carrots and left them in salt water. I also found some pigs in blankets. I therefore arranged for OH to put the cooker on when he got home from work which he duly obliged.
Tonight we have had a lovely roast pork dinner with roast potatoes, mashed potato, carrots, peas, shredded cabbage, home made apple sauce, roasted shallots and pigs in blankets and lashings of gravy and it was tasty. A lovely warm meal to come home to. Trouble is when I cook like this it usually later before I get a sit down. Well can't have something without putting the effort in but it was worth it. There is plenty for tomorrow night's tea also so that will save some clatting about tomorrow. Come these autumn nights you need warm food in your belly.
On the crochet front I have nearly finished the blanket for my Auntie about five more rounds and it will be finished. Uncles is a quarter worked so hopefully will be able to get wriggle on then.
Am just going to watch Doc Martin and then going to get stuck in again.
Catch up soon.