After shopping I cleaned, including vacuuming and doing the bathroom. I'm always surprised how messy the kitchen gets and how many crumbs etc just one person can drop. However, it won't clean itself up so I have to do it.
When I returned from shopping , I started the chilli beef soup Cindy posted. As usual, I changed the recipe or at lest the method. I put all the liquid in the slow cooker, cooked the meat, garlic, onion and spices in the frying pan and added them to the slow cooker. I cooked it pretty well all afternoon and it tastes great. I wasn't happy putting a bowl of soup in the oven to cook, even with lid on. My left shoulder has been very painful lately and I didn't want to have to lift a heavy pot of hot liquid from the oven. I've now put the rest in the fridge in a container for more lunches. I meant to add: I used three cups of stock instead of five and cut down other ingredients too.
Tomorrow the crockpot will be used again for cooking quinces. I bought four today, all a medium size. I love them and I love the wonderful aroma through the house as they cook. I might even be very busy tomorrow and cook some bread which I haven't done for quite a while.
I don't eat a lot of sweet stuff but make an exception for lemon butter. I used to make a double big batch of this many years ago, but this batch was small.
- Whisk two eggs and an extra two egg yolks in a saucepan with 3/4 cup of caster sugar.
- Add the juice and zest of two lemons, 80 gm (1/3 cup) of butter
When I made this years ago it took ages. As I said, the recipe was bigger and I doubled it. I also used a double boiler for cooking which is slow. I do think the boiler makes a smoother result, but I had no combination of saucepans or bowls which would work well. I watched this very carefully and stirred well. I have quite a few lemons left. friend is coming to dinner one night, so I think I'll treat us both and make a lemon delicious pudding.