1) Making cheese and onion pasties. I've made pastie slices for speed. The recipe is 1lb plain flour, 8oz butter, pinch or 2 of salt and water to mix after the breadcrumb stage. I cut the pastry dough in half and roll out for 2 trays 12x10" approx in size. You can of course cook a meat version.
I then divide the chopped potato, onion and cheese (all uncooked) and sprinkle with herbs and seasoning between the 2 trays. Using water to stick and beaten egg to coat, they go into the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Each one divides into 6 for my family. We usually save the ends for lunch the following day.
It's a quick meal when we are rushing out for film night. You could serve 1 slice with chips, but we are rushing and there is - potato inside.
1 b) Watching this film, it was extremely moving.
2) Enjoying homemade mushroom soup with wraps for dipping as I haven't made any bread.
3) Listening to this book on digital audio books. It seems a very slow book but I think it's about to improve. I love Erica James' books. I do have the paperback copy but would've given up by now if I was reading it.
4) Buying these ginormous red grapes from the market. They are about 3 or 4 bites a piece and positively dwarf the store bought ones.
5) Enjoying the bulbs. The Amaryllis from last year is shooting up now, the Spring Flowering Muscari Armeniacum (jug) has a tete a tete (tin) companion now. I couldn't resist it, we popped into Lidl after teen 1 careers fair, I wish I'd read this before we went. Still, he did ok so that's good. It was a good evening providing information and a healthy dose of hope and ambition. Just what's needed for this generation.
Do have a look at the other blogs on Five on Friday, the quilt on Marie's blog is just amazing.
Have a good week end.