I have been busy in the kitchen and I have had a visit to the local shops as well. We are having homemade Toad in the Hole with roasted onion and herbs mixed into the Yorkie pudding mix just to make a little change, roasties, mashed potato carrot and swede crush, fresh sprouting broccoli and a few peas and some gravy and I think that will do us for tonight's tea. Oh and there is an Apple strudel (bought) for pudding which will last us a couple of nights served with home made custard. With this cold weather you need insulation on the inside. I use the small cooker on the oven and stuff it as full as I can to keep costs down a little and I do the veggies in a three tier steamer basket.
I managed to get some reduced goodies of cauliflower cheese for 50p a pot and some prepared potatoes in goose fat for 28p a tray so I snaffled a couple of those each. A couple of melons at 30p each and couple of trays of carrot and swede crush. It all helps keep the costs down a little. I also bought a couple of bags of mixed veg for 35p per bag.
I also bought some more apples to pop up will probably bottle now that I have the Monster to bottle them in.
On Monday I think I will be going into town to get my plastic box with lid and probably a rack of some kind to pop the dough on so that the heat circulates well in the box. I will pop up some photos once I have things sorted and working to my satisfaction.
Well tea was very tasty and OH soon polished it off - if nothing else he gets fed pretty well. We are not having a roast tomorrow as I cooked tonight and will have a scratch tea
I have been doing some more family research and the names are popping out of the hat giving me names of relatives even if not the exact dates of birth etc. which I had previously unknown. Now to prove the links and to order the certificates. It will be cheaper to go direct to the main Registry to order certificates. Part of the problems start when you have family members with the same names and perhaps same birth year. I have found a couple of entries that are actually my family member and they have not got the right photo for. I on the other hand do have photos so that will be something to put right in due course.
This evening I have been uploading some photographs to give the names a face after all this time. I still have loads more to go though and I also have original birth certificates etc., copy Wills there is a lot of information to obtain and I also have to order some certificates although I do not think I will be doing this via Ancestry but will be ordering online direct from the Registry as it works out cheaper.
I have also found that some relatives who I had met as a youngster a couple of times have also passed on.
So as usual I have too much to do and too little time to do it.
Its been an awfully wet night here in Peterborough - apparently the river is quite up high here to, but I feel so sorry for those who have been doubly hit throughout the country with rain, flooding and then snow. Poor souls. I hope things get better for them soon as I would hate to be in that situation.
Right must meander like a river.
Catch you later