One thing about having horses on the weekend the clocks go back is that you don’t get the extra hour’s sleep.
I can imagine their faces if I’d turned up an hour late to give them their breakfasts; whatever the “offical” time was, they wouldn’t be happy. The bright side of that though is that (I’m sounding old now) you get an extra hour in the day, so I’d mucked out, ridden and got back home before 11am.
I couldn’t be bothered to make a proper breakfast before I went so it was porridge when I got back.
Grating the carrot more finely is a winner; not only does it cook more quickly, the texture’s better and it’s sweeter 🙂
Then I went to Tesco. I don’t normally go there but I had a coupon for £5 off when you spend £40 so it would have been rude not to. I made sure I didn’t buy things just to get to £40, went round the shop adding up in my head – but I must have forgotten to take off the multibuy discounts (like buy cauliflower, get broccoli free!) and when I got to the till, it was only £37. I had a slight panicked look as I explained to the lady I’d only come for the offer and could sense unrest in the queue… then a lovely old man behind me said I could put my shopping with his to make it up and he’d give me the cash – bless him, what a lovely thing to do 🙂
Then, when I got home, I had a blonde moment.
I’ve had a few but this one was as if it had been soaked in peroxide.
It’s because I’m addicted to this:
In a money-saving frame of mind, I tried to make my own, using this recipe. I was going to add chopped pecans and a drizzle of melted chocolate and it was going to be great.
Unfortunately, just as I drizzled the chocolate on, I realised I hadn’t baked the caramel popcorn yet – and I didn’t think my chcocolate drizzle would be quite as inviting after it had been roasted. Just a thought.
So I just toasted the chopped pecans anyway, stirred them in and left it all to set.
And actually, it was really good. Chewier than the Asda one but just as nice and a fraction of the price. Not healthy in any way of course but you can’t have everything 🙂
I also cooked three helpings of porridge together, to save time in the week, baked this week’s cake for the cafe and made some of my red pepper pesto for my mum and some crispy cashew polenta fingers for this week’s dinners:
And it was still only 4pm!
Black as the ace of spades an hour later of course but, again, ya can’t have everything 🙂
How did you enjoy the extra hour? And talking of which, have you heard of the Government’s plan to keep it at British Summer Time next year? I think it would be a ridiculous thing to do, as it wouldn’t get light till gone 8am in winter – what’s your view?