You've no idea how good it is to be able to stand at the kitchen counter and chop an onion.
It was nice to do a bit of baking too. The tin needed filling.
These are mincemeat muffins. I still have quite a lot of mincemeat but I don't want any more mince pies. I used my basic muffin recipe but reduced the sugar by half and stirred in a couple of big dollops of mincemeat. They have a very good texture, I think the suet in the mincemeat helps.
Roast vegetables with chorizo
For dinner I cut up some potatoes, some sweet potatoes, onions and a red pepper. I tossed them in some olive oil, some smoked paprika and a little salt and roasted them for about half an hour.
Then I added some cooked chick peas and some chorizo to the roasting tin and put it back in the oven for another twenty minutes.
The best bits are the bits stuck to the bottom of the tin.
It's so good to be back.