Friday, 20 May 2022

Five on Friday 'ing'

Hello there how are you, had a good week? I thought I'd do a 'Five on Friday' post today. A mixed lot of photos this week. I've been carrying on with knitting my sock, I've tried it on and it fits snug. A little unpicking as the foot length was a little too short... no suprise there! This week I popped into Knit & Natter in the next village to mine, I set it up a few years ago but handed it over to another lady before we moved. She's a lovely lady and more of a yarny expert than me, finishing far more too. It was nice to catch up with the ladies and see what they're making. Since returning to our previous church, I've been joining with their Craft Circle. Afterwards I pop to the shop and do the food shop for the week. Later in the week I drive back into town for the butchers and all the other bits needed around the town.

Ready for my Five on Friday?

First - enjoying my pot plants. My Orchid continues to amaze me, it keeps on blooming with more flowers. It's so beautiful and thriving in the lounge away from direct sunlight. It's been flowering for weeks now. 




Every Christmas I love to buy a Cyclamen, I prefer the white flowers but the pink one was all I found. In the loft is a wicker reindeer that will contain this plant pot. I water the indoor plants once a week and in the growing season they're all enjoying a feed of Baby Bio plant food. Unless there is a set day (Tuesday) for indoor watering, they get forgotten. 


Second - an amazing 'dinner tonight' - Lasagna with garlic bread, it was very tasty.
Beef mince fried with onion (I cheated and used chopped frozen onion) then I added an orange pepper, mushrooms and a jar of garlic tomato pasta sauce. After 20 minutes I added a tin of tomatoes a splash of wine vinegar & soy sauce. Meanwhile I made a cheese sauce, greased a glass dish ready and on heating the oven I layered up the dish.
Layer half the meat sauce mix, then 3 sheets of lasagna pasta, next half of the cheesy sauce, followed by the second half of tomato sauce, 3 more pasta sheets, the second half of the white sauce and topped with some grated cheese. Baked in the oven for 40 mins and garlic bread baked for 13 mins. 
Definitely a favourite and packed with flavour. 


Third - whilst shopping in town today and I succumbed to an impulse purchase at the checkout. A nice celebratory pot holder, or in my case an oven cloth to lift trays out the oven. Usually we use tea cloths, that get wet and cause burns. If you're in the UK Boyes sell them and tea cloths with the same logo. 



Fourth - listening on the library audio app. We watched this particular story on ITV3 Marple this week. It bore very little resemblance to the original story, a shame as it brings the drama to life. For a start Marple was plonked into the drama, whereas she was never in the book, the original featured Battle who solved the crime. Audio stories suit me, as I'm free to knit or crochet. 



Fifth - Watching Marple today, Greenshaw's Folly - link here for more info about the Marple TV series. There was a knitting circle meet up for the church. Lots of charity knitting and amusing as you never see knitting en-mass in programmes. 

I'm off to catch up with a bit of crochet, I did one row early this morning over a cup of tea. 
Thanks for visiting, glad you stopped by. Do leave a comment and let me know what you are up to. 
Ttfn (Ta ta for now - Good bye!)
Cx



10 comments:

  1. I love your five, I remember I used to do this every week. Your orchid is amazing it's one plant I have never had I always think they are too difficult to look after. I have lots of cyclamen in fact they have flowered for most of the winter I usually put them outside in the summer. Your pot holder is a lovely memento I'll have to look out for them. I've just watched why didn't they ask Evans this morning, I never tire of Agatha Christie stories. Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. Thanks Linda, Agatha Christie on TV has moved onto Hercule Poirot now. They're all good but I prefer the Miss Marple stories. The new Marple stories are from books that may never have featured a Miss Marple, very strange.

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  2. Sorry can't spell I mean stories.

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    1. Thanks Lee, I knew what you meant. Take care, thinking of you x

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  3. That lasagne looks amazing! It is one of my favourite meals, even though it can be time consuming to prepare. X

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    1. It tasted amazing thanks Jules, I must make another one x

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  4. lovely five things :) I love your potted plants, so cheerful! I have some pansies and a begonia outside on the back patio that I'm enjoying!!

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    1. Thanks Karen, out door plants are better for me really, less chance of killing them and for them to stay dust free x

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  5. Your orchid is fabulous, so many flowers. My orchid hasn't liked the house move, I find them easy to grow and look after but they can be a little temperamental if they're moved, it's dropped all its flowers. I need to find a place it'll like and then I'm sure it will put up a new flower spike once it's settled. On the other hand, I still have a tiny poinsettia which I bought at Christmas, they're supposedly hard to keep alive yet it's still going strong. Your lasagne looks delicious.

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    1. I don't know the secret for Orchids except not direct sunlight. I give mine a weekly drink of Baby Bio for the summer months. I read somewhere to water it for 15 seconds, I'm trying to pour water in gently as opposed to standing it in water. All trial and error x

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