Today was really quite mild for November. Lately, everyday has felt like Winter, the air has been crisp, the temperature cold and the scenery decidedly wintery. But today was so mild I didn’t need to wrap up in my coat, my woolly snood and my red leather gloves, I went out in just a jumper!
I think my new medication is making me drowsy, I slept in again today, finally pulling myself out of bed at around 11am. I really feel like a teenager when I do that. I used to be a relatively early riser, once upon a time. I guess the exhaustion changes you.
Breakfast was the same luxury breakfast that I’ve enjoyed several times since being home.
Lunch was an autumnal favourite of mine:
Lovely, warm, comforting tomato soup with half a seed crusted bagel. Delish. Covent Garden Soup is really fantastic, any brits ever tried it? I might just have to get some at uni, it’s not the cheapest but they are just so good.
This afternoon my mother and I decided to go for a little walk to get some fresh air and admire the autumn scenery.
It’s strange to think that I have two homes now if you count the place you live as a home. For me though, and it might sound cheesy but, home is definitely where the heart is. I can’t imagine uni ever really feeling like home. I don’t imagine anywhere else will until I really have a place of my own that I can put my heart into and put my personal touches into.
Dinner tonight was a new recipe. My mother made a really delicious cottage pie with a twist: the topping was not the usual mashed potato, it was made with butternut squash. My goodness, it was really delicious. I don’t ever want to have the traditional version again!
Now many of you requested my cheese straw recipe the other day, I’m warning you it isn’t a healthy recipe but it is pretty damn tasty, so here it is:
Adapted from a very old book we have called Kids’ Kitchen – I did say it was old 😛
(makes roughly a tray of straws)
- 40g butter, cubed, plus a little extra for greasing
- 85g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 40g Cheddar, grated (could use a different cheese such as Parmesan if preferred)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- a pinch of salt and pepper
Best variation of a traditional recipe?