It’s a proper Autumn day today, the kind where the air is so cold and sharp that it almost hurts to breathe and the leaves crackle under foot. A perfect day for a stomp on the moors followed by a hearty slice of game pie in a remote pub. Sadly, I am at work at a desk that looks over…the back of a cupboard.
Unusually for us, there is actual social activity this week! Regular readers of the blog might (quite rightly) have deduced that we are not particularly social animals. I appear to be getting worse as I grow older. It is not that I am a total misanthrope, rather that I like to be comfortable in my environment, and my most comfortable environment is my house with my beloved cat and a cup of tea (or glass of wine depending on the time of day). D is just a misanthrope.
Anyway, on Tuesday I am out seeing a friend for dinner and Bingo (so D must forage for himself), and on Friday D is seeking out real ale in the wilds of West Yorkshire (so I will probably prick and ping). And on Sunday he is off down to London for a five day training event so, clearly, I will be far too busy weeping into my pillow to eat. That leaves us four meals to plan and they look a little something like this:
Hake withtapenade and pears – yes, this sounds very weird. But it is surprisingly delicious; an old favourite that has dropped out of rotation for a while.
Leftover lamb biryani – the Sunday roast’s second innings.
Barolo and mushroom risotto – bumped from last week.
Home made pizzas – my first ever attempt at making pizza dough! We’re designing a topping each – I’ll be sure to report back.
As ever, more meal planning fun over at Mrs M’s.