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Just a Sunday

Today was the first restful day I’ve had in weeks so I thought I would do some baking. It gets awful quiet here on Sundays as Mark tends to work on that day almost every week. I watched Northanger Abbey whilst I did my housework so at least I had some company, even if from fictional characters.

I decided on making a cobbler but all I had in the freezer was a mix of fruits (peaches, strawberries, mango and pineapple) and decided to use those – I suppose it makes a sort of tropical cobbler. I also made a quick batch of custard (using Bird’s custard powder) for serving.

I also made a big quiche for our dinner tonight and lunches for the week. I often use a “press-in pan” pastry for quiches as it is quick and always turns out flaky and rich.

This quiche was a caramelized onion, double smoked bacon, and cheddar quiche. I used one onion, one thick rasher of bacon, and a few grates of cheese before pouring over the egg mixture. It is kept simple but I find it cooks best that way. And always turns out nice.

I also finished the tea cosy I was making today. I am very proud of myself for getting the hang of knitting and the tea cosy itself didn’t turn out too bad. It is a nice skill to have and to build on.

Other than knitting, I have been doing some free hand embroidery as practice before starting on bigger projects. I am not very good yet but better than I thought I would be. It is just nice to be creative and is better than surfing the internet aimlessly as I had started to do. Mark’s mom also lent me puzzles to do and Mark and I have been making them together. I am basically an 80 year old in a 27 year old’s body, but alas – it could be much worse!

I hope you all had a great Sunday. We are now just finishing up our dinner and my husband is happy with a full belly. Thank you for reading.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline

3 thoughts on “Just a Sunday

  1. I am right there with you on the ‘no days off’ train. It has been a long and busy haul lately. I am grateful for the work, but so tired these days and I am beginning to feel a bit frazzled. It seems lately I have been working every waking hour. There aren’t many sleeping hours, either. πŸ˜‰

    I plan on taking a breath in a couple of days, and I am glad to see you doing just that. Last week I made your chocolate chip cookie recipe you posted last time and it was a huge hit. Keith loved them, too. You always have such good recipes and both of these look awesome.

    I need to take some evening time to do some embroidery. I find that relaxes me more than anything these days. I can’t wait to see what you are working on. I am sure it will be awesome.

    Have a good evening and thanks for sharing these great ideas with us all. ❀

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