Bon Appetit

bon appetitThe Blue Danube is playing merrily in the kitchen. Hubby is whistling happily along and I can hear the sizzle of something in the frying pan.
The question is, What?

Being a bit of a fraud and doing as I’m told (ie. “stay put, keep the weight off your foot, leave everything to me”) , my stomach is rumbling.
It’s 6pm and I haven’t had anything to eat since 2 bits of toast at 11.15.

My own fault. I should have had something around 1pm when it was offered, but I wasn’t hungry then. Hubby got himself a sandwich, and then at 2.20 took the dog out for a nice long, long, long, long walk. Or that’s how it seemed as he was gone for almost 2 hours.

I’ve been doing some blog work, catching up on the news, and watching The Pacifier on DVD. Not one of Vin Diesel’s best, but it’s quite funny and doesn’t need that much of my attention. Hubby has kindly left the remote on the small table by my chair so that I don’t have to endure it again when it ‘loops’ (the crutches aren’t quite long enough to reach the ‘off’ switch from where I’m sitting) .

Smells are wafting from the kitchen now. Herbs. I hear the ding of the microwave as he brings me in a cuppa. I think I have an idea what gourmet delight Hubby has in store for me.

Every so often, especially when we know we’re going to ‘pig out’ on something extravagantly calorific (like tomorrow’s feast including chocolate gateaux) , we prepare ourselves for the ‘guilt fix’ in advance. Today would have been such a night.
Whilst we don’t have specific meals on specific days in our house,  neither do we have the same thing all the time. What we do have is a lot of pasta and rice dishes, and at least 3 non-meat meals a week. It’s not a religious thing, just that meat has got pretty expensive lately, and what I buy now I make go twice as far. Fresh peppers, tomatoes and onions are pretty versatile, and the butcher still laughs at me if I ask for 100g of braising steak for a stew (which will do us for at least 2 days) .

Hubby can cook too, and the first meal he made for me was liver, bacon, cabbage and mash. Absolutely scrummy, and I demolished the lot put in front of me with gusto.
I know we haven’t got that tonight as the only thing I have for it in the house would be instant mash (always a good stand by) .

The steaming plate is put before me. I am almost correct. There is an added garnish on top and a side serving of herby sautee potatoes.

Beans on toast (with an egg) have never tasted so good.

Thanks Love.

beans on toastBon appetit indeed.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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