Wednesday 13 January 2016
Ice Ice Baby
How wonderful waking up to a heavy frost and frozen ground
It was nice to walk on solid ground again instead of sloshing through mud
The alpacas were enjoying the solid ground too, I gave them there breakfast out in the open
instead of slipping and sliding through the mud in the entrance of there shelter
They were really enjoying it and seemed very perky, even Kara who I was starting to have concerns about yesterday.
After everyone was fed I nipped down to the village to post a few letters with Sol
Then into the kitchen
The chicken breasts that I defrosted last night were sliced through turning six breasts into 12
then they were marinaded in olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey and lemon juice with a few herbs
then this evening I fried them in the griddle pan
once cooled they will be packed into portions of two and into the freezer
Its one of the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's recipes, the chicken is then ready to use in her 16 minuet meals, I really like her Chicken in mustard cream sauce.
They can also be used for salads or even sandwiches.
I also tried out a Mrs Beeton recipe today
made with her enriched bread recipe, the rolls look good
the rest of the dough was made into a loaf
not too impressed with how that looked,
next time I think I will just do rolls.
Martin is due home again tonight, his change of days this past week have thrown me out completely ,
I have spent all day thinking it is Friday and last Friday when he went away I kept thinking it was Monday.
It start off calm frosty with a lovely sunrise,
Then it changed to rain
Then it changed to hail
Then it changed to snow
then back to hail
then back to rain
finishing dry if it wasn't dark it would have been a lovely sunset.
But there has been no wind I fairly still day.