with hey, ho, the wind and the rain

It is quite tempestuous outdoors today (as was yesterday and the day before) and promised to be so for the remainder of the long weekend. So we set out yesterday to stock up on foodstuffs & other essentials, so that we might bunker down until Tuesday.

I had a whole list of things I wanted to achieve this weekend, and at this point I have done precisely none of them. However, I have cooked a very nice roast chicken and crocheted another square while watching Cold Comfort Farm, but the square was not really quite off-centre enough, so I’m going to pull it apart and start again, (maybe I’ll leave it for a while and see how I feel about it – and the way I’m going end up with a pile of granny squares I’m not terribly sure what I feel about).

Today we’re going to make some chicken soup and are otally free-styling the recipe (which should be interesting).

It’s awesomely freezing and we both need to acquire some slippers and additional heater. I *heart* winter!

5 thoughts on “with hey, ho, the wind and the rain

  1. I’d always assumed that the taste of chicken stock made from scratch could not be worth the effort involved in creating it (when you could simply open a thingy of campbell’s real chicken stock). I was so very very wrong – it was divine (and totally worth the semi-alliteration).Good golly! The Central Coast last weekend was definitely a case of eXtreme holidaying. Did you have electricity? Did you become stranded? That is very hard core.

  2. Heh, no electricity, a two-year-old with gastro, my twin babies were weaned from the breast a mere few weeks before the weekend, so we had to heat their bottles in empty bean tins on an open fire.I wrote about it here:-http://sidetalk.wordpress.com/2007/06/10/a-quiet-weekend-at-the-beach/And as for stock – try Stephanie Alexander’s vegetable stock, it’s an absolute staple around here. I make a huge batch most weekends when the babies are sleeping and freeze it, I use it in almost everything because we don’t use commercial sauces (except for teriyaki. How do people live without teriyaki?)

  3. Oh my god! That definitely is eXtreme holidaying.You must be made of very strong stuff, I rather think I would have needed an asylum after that experience (or even one small part of that experience).Will seek out Stephanie’s stock and report back.

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