Every now and again a day off has to be put aside to do chores, chores and more chores. All day long. Yawn!
I made a smoothie for breakfast with strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, Lucuma powder, macca powder and protein powder. It was delicious.
Now this is a good idea. I made a chilli after breakfast and left it in the slow cooker all morning so it would be ready when we returned from a walk. I used up various nearly past their best vegetables which included onion, garlic, celery, orange pepper and leeks.
When they were beginning to soften, I added the minced beef, flour and beef stock followed by Chipotle sauce, tomato puree and seasoning.
Finally I added the red kidney beans and when it was back to the boil, I poured everything in to the slow cooker and cooked it on high for 4 hours.
I started working my way through my chores list and we then went off on a lovely dog walk. We went to Hempstead Forest. Harvey was a bit disappointed at the lack of ice to play with
but he did find some.
Hey good looking!
It was glorious out there. I do like crisp Winter weather, especially when we are out in the woods or forests walking around.
When we came home, lunch was ready! Such a good idea to have lunch simmering away in the slow cooker. I served the chilli with fresh tomato, natural yogurt, grated cheddar cheese, chilli flakes and Doritos. It was delicious and very enjoyable.
More chores, chores, chores. My day was considerably brightened by receiving some flowers from Sally and Lucy R. These were very unexpected and unnecessary but I was thrilled with them and they are perfect to start the festive decorations.
I don’t normally eat as much meat as I did today but it is just the way things go sometimes. We had roast chicken tonight. I left it too late to dig up any potatoes or parsnips so we had the chicken with leeks, broccoli and peas. Plus gravy. It was good.
So another weekend draws to a close. Luckily I don’t hate my job and don’t dread Mondays. I would prefer to have a longer weekend though.