Waffling on

Hello people of Windsor and The World. Welcome also to any friendly alien life forms that may have found this site.

There are times when I have a definite theme I think about all day for the blog. There are other times I have no real idea what I’m going to say until I sit down at approx 6.00 pm. Today is one of the latter days so I’m just going to wing it, OK?

I do hope you’re all keeping well and not got any funny ideas about injecting yourself with disinfectant. Now I’m not a doctor either but that sounds like A REALLY BAD IDEA, don’t do it.

A friend pointed out to me the other day that perhaps the blog should be called “What’s Gail having for dinner?” because this is so often what I talk about. I’m hoping you find this interesting in a nosy kind of way, like when you queue up behind a complete stranger in the supermarket and at the checkout get to peruse all their purchases and make all sorts of stuff up in your head about them.. like “Oh they like nice wine”, “I think they must have a good job”, “I think that’s a single person’s shopping”, “why are they buying cigarettes? they really shouldn’t be doing that, what a waste of money” etc etc. With me I can only guess what you might be thinking.. “Another Cocktail?” “Another meat based meal?”, “Does David ever cook?”, “I do hope he does the washing up”, “that looks lovely I wish I was at Gail’s house tonight?”Who knows!!

So in case you’re wondering what’s on the menu in The Waffle household these days, a couple of nights ago we had my homemade toad in the hole (Nigel Slater’s recipe). Oh it was magnificent. We finished it off cold today. Who doesn’t like a cold sausage? (Vegetarians probably!? but then you can get veggie sausages). David questioned why I hadn’t made this for so long as this used to be quite regularly on the menu. I reminded him that requests were always possible for the week ahead.

Last night we had a venison lasagne from “Cook” with petits pois (as you know we really like petits pois and they are so easy). It tasted very rich, a nice change. We would buy this again. My parents already have bought this again. Oh we just can’t keep up with them. They are eating very well in lockdown. My father tells me my mother is eating much bigger portions than usual (a good thing) as the quality of the meals has improved. My phone conversation to them every night usually revolves around “so what did you have for dinner?” It’s not like we all have much else to do at the moment.

On the menu tonight for us is roast gammon with roast potatoes, cauliflower and homemade cheese sauce. Yum! Can’t wait. The gammon is in the oven. The potatoes are going in now. Last Sunday David claimed the roast potatoes were the best he had ever tasted in his entire life. Was he drunk? I don’t think so. So no pressure for tonight then to get them as good. I know he will enjoy the thick cheese sauce as he always does. Don’t tell anyone but he has been known to lick the plate, or at least wipe his finger all over it to get up every last scrap of the sauce. I guess this is what the French have their baguettes for. We are not so sophisticated.

Before I go for the day, just look at the progress on the Mosaicraft.. it’s really coming together now, love it!

And from another lovely sunny day, here are the photos of the day. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, it will be raining heavily in the UK by Tuesday when I go back to work. At least we think we’ve got our roof leak fixed at last… fingers crossed!

Published by thewindsorwaffle

I love food and cooking (and eating). I live in Windsor, Berkshire with my husband David.

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