I have had a lovely civilised start to my Sunday morning OH deciding that it would be good to go and get a milky coffee and breakfast at The Granary the café/restaurant which is attached to the Butchers at Willowbrook Farm. This is where I went to learn how to make pork pies earlier in the year.
We subsequently arrived and unusually for a Sunday morning they had not many in so we more or less had it to ourselves. OH had a fry and I had a bacon butty. They also do a fab traditional plain food Sunday lunch. All prices are quite reasonable.
Before we left we popped into the butchery to have a look at the extras. We did not need any meat today but I did spot something that I have been looking for, for a while. Some Quinces. I bought 3kg at £2 per kg. Now I need to sort some recipes out. But I am pleased that I have located some. A couple of Quince trees would be on my list for trees in the dream house as well as a couple of damson trees.
From there OH took me on to Aldi. It is ages since I have been to Aldi and to tell the truth I was not really fussed. A couple of bits took my fancy and I will probably go back once in a blue moon to have a look around but I actually prefer Lidl. The food choices suit me much more and the prices. So I bought a few bits from there including an enamel preserving pan and a heart shaped bundt cake pan.
From there I asked OH if he would drop me at Lidl as they have had an Italian week this past week and there were a few goodies that I wanted for the Christmas stockpile - with this operation I have had to up things a gear and so despite OHs complaints about it being too early I am afraid I am getting things done whilst I can. I ended up buying more nuts and fruit for baking as I also intend to get my normal baking done as well. So the food side is very quickly coming together and now that the pantry is sorted I should be able to find things a lot easier. I do however need to do something about the freezers. Shall have to have a think about that.
So that's the first part of the day over with. Am off to the kitchen to do some preserving. I also have Sunday lunch to cook. We are having roast pork with all the trimmings. The coldness of today calls for comfort food.
Catch you later.