501 Not Out

Sunday, 20 January 2013

My last post was my 500th post. I missed it, and I was going to do something stupendous for the occasion. 500 essential recipes, 500 crochet blankets or 500 lovely flower photos. Ah well. How about 500 more posts instead?


The snow continues. Katie made a snowman. Tom still hasn't been out in it.



I made some Welsh cakes and a rice pudding. Both were well received. There was also a roast chicken.


It is falling again, though very lightly. I really hope the schools will be open tomorrow. I have an appointment tomorrow which will mean a car journey. Charlie assures me the roads are fine.


This is what it looks like now (9pm). A sparkly moon surface..



40 comments:

  1. Aww, my mum used to make a really lovely rice pudding every Sunday for after our roast dinner. I miss that.

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  2. Ooh that rice pudding looks lovely - please will you post a recipe? Hope you manage to get to where you need to tomorrow :)

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    1. Nic, I just followed the recipe on the packet of rice.
      Butter a dish that will hold 1½ pints. Put in 2oz pudding rice, 1oz sugar and a pint of milk. I used some leftover cream as part of the milk and added a teaspoon of vanilla. Mix well and put into a 150°c oven for 2 hours stirring every half hour.

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  3. Your snow photos are lovely - especially that last one, so sparkly!
    Claire

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  4. Here's to the next 500!

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  5. Rice pudding..... my favourite......

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  6. Congrats on the 500th Sue.
    Welsh cakes like my grandmother (Welsh) used to make.. perfect.

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    1. Like my Welsh grandmother used to make too.

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  7. Snow mean feat clocking up 500 hundred posts. Well done!

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  8. I love the last photo! We've made snow'men' too, and been out for walks and drives in the snow too. I love it and don't mind driving on it at all, even in a little car. It's snowing again here and I am hoping my school will be closed tomorrow though I really doubt it will - I'd love a 4 day weekend!

    Well done on the 500 posts :) I'm just about to hit 300, but I don't have any big plans for it!

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  9. Well done on 500 posts! I love rice pudding but haven't made it for ages. Must do.
    I agree with you that 'How to Eat' is Nigella's best. My copy is beginning to look very tattered which is, I think, always a good sign in a cook book.
    I too hope the roads are all right tomorrow, am not keen to drive in icy roads...
    Wishing you a good week, Karen x

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  10. I remember buying my copy of How to Eat in Waterstones in Edinburgh. It's losing pages now!

    Well done on reaching 500!

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  11. Happy 500th posting. Boy, what I wouldn't give for a snow day. They are unheard of here in Canada. Here, you just deal with it. Love the rice pudding. Never make it though as I'm the only one in the house who likes it.

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  12. Congrats on the 500 posts! Your 501st shows you are just hitting your stride, with great recipes, weather reviews and photos. Your humor is fabulous!

    xo

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  13. Haven't had rice pudding in years. Well done on your 500 posts. Looking forward to the next 500.

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  14. Well done on 500 posts and long may they continue.

    I have an urge to make Welsh cakes, this is the second time they've cropped up onto my radar in as many days. It must be a sign.

    And yes, it was so magically glittery last night.

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  15. Looking forward to the next 500...
    Safe driving.

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  16. hope the roads are kind to you today x

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  17. Yum, welsh cakes :)


    Here's to 500 more!

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  18. 500 more posts....perfect!
    xx Sandi

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  19. Mmm, welsh cakes. I can almost taste them.

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  20. I love rice pudding. It freezes really well in little individual pots as well. I sometimes do some and put them away for one of those afternoons that requires a sugar rush.

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  21. 500 more posts will be just fine !

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  22. Yes, agree with all of above but especially the thought of 500 more posts to look forward to!

    I fancied a rice pud yesterday but didn't want to use up milk in case can't get out but found a tin of Tesco rice pud in cupboard. Actually not bad in an emergency! Seem to remember it was about 13p & it didn't have any horrid things in - ideal for one person.

    Happy cooking and posting!

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  23. 500 posts! Kudos m'dear. And may there be way more than another 500 :D

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  24. What a milestone, well done.

    My Ma taught me how to make 'Bakestones' and we had a proper bakestone to cook them on. I wish I knew where that went, it would be so good to see it again.

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  25. Hi Sue
    Snowing again here, but not all that much. Roads open too now but this mornig was dreadful, "hazardous" apparently thanks to having to go through the City where they never get the gritting right. Out here in the county they set the farmers on and all is well.

    Those biscuits look like they'll be rather tasty!

    Cardi from Fat Face btw - birthday present from the folks. Very snug but I do look like ten ton tessie. Who cares when you're cosy!

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  26. Yep - another 500 should do it. I like your no nonsense approach and your sense of humour which is sadly lacking in some blogs.

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  27. 500 more posts sounds good. The great thing about discovering a really good blog is knowing you can go back through old posts looking for ideas and inspirations, and having a jolly nice read.

    Your cooking looks cosy and comforting. We had a lot of snow here in Leeds last night so it's been sledging and snowballs here.

    Gillian x

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  28. Congrats on 500 posts! We've had a snow day today so no school or work, hopefully back to normal tomorrow though.

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  29. Did you use up all the carrots with the roast chicken? Is that why the snowman has no nose? ;0)

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    1. I did! The parsnips too.

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  30. The snow is inspiring me to bake, to cook comfortiing warming foods too.

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  31. Pati from London2:35 pm GMT

    Well done on 500 great posts and Look forward to the next 500!! Snow is still covering our streets here in London and I can't stand it. Can't wait for it to go!! Yesterday, I found myself and my little one in the carpark of the supermarket with a flat tyre and the snow and it wasn't fun...

    I am enjoying the the cozy evenings at home, though.... a little glass of the latest produce of damson gin helps too..... Pati x

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  32. I definitely have snow envy. Wouldn't mind some welsh cakes and rice pudding too!

    500 posts - woo hoo!

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  33. ooooooh rice pudding, my favourite comfort pud! Congratulations on 500 posts, that's an impressive achievement to notch up, here's to the next 500!

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  34. Good morning from a sub-freezing New York.

    Sue, I wanted to let you know that yesterday I did make your colcannon with my former nemisis Kale, and it was soooo delicious. Thank you for your recipe.

    As I prepare to venture outdoors for a chilly walk to the subway station, I am already thinking about tonight's colannon reprise...with Bacon!

    xo

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    1. You make me wish I had some kale left Frances. Glad you like it xx

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  35. Love the sound or rice pudding right now, haven't had it for ages and it's -14C outside, much warmer than yesterdays -20C though! I think perhaps Tom was a cat in a prior life.

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