I woke up to this this morning:
Actually, that’s not strictly true. A) because I’d stayed at a friend’s 20-odd miles away so that wasn’t the view and B) it wasn’t that much 🙂
But it was a couple of inches; enough to A) make me swear a lot and B) make an interesting first half of the journey home – where not a flake had fallen. There’s no room for complacency though, as every forecast is predicting a dumpload of the evil stuff tonight. That’s the technological meteorological term, I believe.
And snow or no snow, it wasn’t pleasant to see this on my car dashboard at 7am yesterday:
That’ll teach me for trumpeting about how it felt like spring the other weekend 🙂
I’ve been making slightly more of an effort with cooking this week, like this:
I hadn’t cooked meat for ages but thanks to some Asda offers on diced turkey breast and a howge box of mushrooms, plus a sudden compulsion, I made a massive stir-fry on Thursday night. I included onions, real garlic (I’ve been lazily relying on the granules for ages but the real McCoy is so much better!) peppers, mushrooms and vegetable stock powder and it was delicious. It made four helpings too, which is always a result.
Said box of mushrooms also meant I had enough to make more of this soup:
If ever there were such a thing as soup weather, this is it – and I love that one, even if I do say so myself. I did mean to enter it for Covent Garden’s soup of the month competition too – about which they emailed me a while ago but I forgot! – but then saw that this month’s theme is flavours of the world coming together in London. I’m not entirely sure leek and mushroom qualifies 🙂
But the competition looks great and as it doesn’t seem as if it’s going to warm up around here any time soon, I’ll just have to get creative.
Have you had any snow?