Here we are the 5th of January already it has gone in so fast since the turn of the year. Since I last did an entry I have been having my share of disasters. We had invited the family to a New Year / Birthday Lunch on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening I took myself off to the kitchen to get a start made on the meal. I was going to make a pot of soup (no. one son very fond of Mums soup) and I was also going to make a Steak Pie which is very traditional at New Year. I went and retrieved the meat from the fridge and opened it up boy oh boy was it off my goodness it was just about walking by itself to the bin. It was dated the 4/5th Jan (think it meant this year but you could have fooled me) and I had opened it on the 2nd so it should have been OK. I have a thermometer in the fridge so I can check everything is ok so there was no problem there. Here I am standing the kitchen the night before Stuart birthday with nothing to feed the family on. I continued and made the soup which miraculously turned out fine and left it at that for Tuesday. First thing on Wednesday I went to our local supermarket and bought a piece of roast for the lunch came back and guess what not enough foil to go round the roast. Managed to get it covered and popped it in the oven. For once my guests arrived early makeup not done hair could have been doing with a hot brush as it had gone a bit limp with all the cooking, however did get there in the end. The roast was not what I would have liked but it did the soup was great and the Sticky Toffee Cheesecake (bought in) was smashing.
Today we have taken done all the decorations etc and had a hoover round Stuart is watching the telly after having a haircut this morning. He had a pain in his chest coming back to the car walking uphill on his own and doing his usual when I am not there walking too quickly, however was fine by the time he got home.
Tonight I am starting a new book, one that Stuart bought me at Christmas. Its a new author for me Alexander McGregor. He writes murder mystery stories. You know how Ian Rankin (Rebus) writes about Edinburgh McGregor writes about Dundee so I think it will be very interesting to an ex Dundonian.
Time to go now and see what I can make for the tea hope nothing else goes wrong this week but if all went well what would I write about. Bye Bye for now.