We have had hot, hot, days recently, no doubt you have already heard me whining about them. That means the cook (that would be me) has been delivering cold dinners and snags cooked on the barbie. The kids have been pretty happy but the Man is a meat and three veg kind of bloke.
Today the temperature has dropped to a far more comfortable level so I took the chance and made a stew. Unhappy kids, happy Man. Oh well, can’t please everyone…
Lucky he loves a stew, in winter I cook them all the time. If he didn’t I might end up like Sadie in this short story from 1942.
What an interesting idea for a short story competition, to use less than 100 words and only words starting with “s” or “t”. I am not sure I could write anything that made sense under those restrictions!
The kids had watched Jamie’s Fifteen Minute Meals on tv last night, and one of the things he made was frozen berry yoghurt, so a deal was struck. Stew for dinner, no complaints to be made, and I would supply the ingredients to make dessert.
It was a great recipe for the kids to make on their own; 500g frozen berries, 500g yoghurt, and a few spoons of honey. Into the food processor, smoosh it around, then freeze.
Number 2 did it all on his own and only needed help to lift the heavy mixer when it came time to splodge it into the bowl.
My ancient food processor was none too pleased about the frozen berries but managed to get through it admirably. I usually do everything by hand, the food processor I have is the one my mum had when we were kids!
Well, the stew was eaten and the yoghurt was a success. Nobody complained, least of all the Man……