World news apart, wasn’t it a miserable weekend, weather wise? Yesterday we hibernated with books and made soup and baked cake because that was the only way to deal with the unrelenting greyness and wind and rain and general gloominess.
Talking of reading, I’ve recently become obsessed with this site, Goodreads which is kind of like social networking for bookworms. If you’re on there then please do seek me out via this link. Seeing what other people are reading is almost as compelling as seeing what they eat (so there is a vague link to meal planning). The casual observer may note that my current rate of adding books to my “to-read” shelf I will soon have more than I can ever get through in one lifetime. To which I respond by shrugging helplessly.
So, meal planning. I can’t tell you what we’re cooking next weekend because we’re trialing some of our Christmas Day dishes and I don’t want to spoil the surprise for those relatives who will hopefully be joining us. And we’re out one night at a local event (on which more to follow). And a colleague’s retirement do falls on Friday so we’ll likely be freezer diving. Elsewhere:
Ottolenghi’s ultimate winter couscous (all kinds of root veg and chickpea deliciousness)
Butternut squash soup, cheese and biscuits