Taking....photographs of the lovely autumn light in my garden. Not today though, today is overcast.
Baking.... Welsh cakes
Listening to...... the test match in Abu Dhabi. It is very dull.
Planning...... the weekend's menu. For lunch tomorrow I shall make butternut squash soup with sage and honey inspired by one I had here. For supper there will be sausage and bean stew followed by apple and quince pie. On Sunday we will have turkey steaks in a tomato and basil sauce with pasta followed by chocolate fudge pudding which I haven't made for ages. That should make everyone happy.
Reading......The Pickwick Papers- still. I'm enjoying it but finding it best to read it as it was published -in instalments.
Rereading..... Jocasta Innes' The Pauper's Cookbook which was first published in 1971 and thinking it the perfect antidote to all those trendy, samey, bandwagon cookbooks published today. Even my updated 1992 edition is relievingly free from chia seeds, yuzu juice- I'm looking at you Nigel Slater- green smoothies and bleeding quinoa. Try her potato, bacon and onion hotpot -delicious, cheap and unpretentious.
Looking forward.....to a glass or two of wine later today. And tomorrow and Sunday. Hoorah for weekends.
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