I go through spurts of cooking and I’ve been through an epic one in the last week or so. I’ve made quince paste. I also did a heap of cooking for The Surfer’s 50th birthday party which was held on Saturday night. I whipped up some sausage rolls and helped him make a bunch of pizzas to eat on the night. I also made a birthday cake – my chocolate express one. Luckily I’d done the sausage rolls a week earlier to freeze because by the end of Saturday afternoon I couldn’t stop yawning and wondered how I’d make it through the night but make it through I did.
I also whipped up a chicken/vegetable korma for his birthday dinner the other night with his kids and mine. It was accompanied by baked quinces and yoghurt for dessert.
I even had a go at making chocolate brownies yesterday and they are really delicious, very sugary and quite filling in a very sweet way.
The apron you see above was bought in the Mannum Hospital auxiliary shop. I’ve already got a few aprons but this one was so cute I couldn’t resist, and it only cost $5. Aprons are so handy when cooking because I find I’m always needing to wipe my hands, let alone the things that get spilt when mixing and beating.
Not only have been making good use of my apron, I even got out the sewing machine the other day to sew up a few seams from old clothes that were falling apart. I can’t remember the last time I got it out but I remember exactly how to thread it.
As I setup the sewing machine I did a status update on Facebook saying I was closing down the computer to use the sewing machine and lots of people commented. One commenter said there’s lots of great patterns around at the moment of 50s and 60s clothes. Who knows, maybe I’ll make something. Now I want to head into a sewing shop to see what’s around.
Who’s got time to work, there’s too much else to do.