Sunday, 1 January 2017

Food for a New Year!

Hello Dear Peeps!

Two posts in two days?! Whatever is going on?

Here is a Happy New Year greeting.




And, as I have planned next week's menus, I thought I would share them with you.


TOMORROW (Monday) - Gammon steaks, brought back from the UK, with a marsala sauce, baked potato and broccoli.

TUESDAY: Vegetarian SC lasagne.

WEDNESDAY: Pork & Mushroom casserole, with rice and carrots

THURSDAY: I'm out for lunch with one of my students, so I won't want much dinner. Mr FD can have liver (yuckity-yuck) which is in the freezer from last time he had liver (y-y) and I'll have egg-on-toast.

FRIDAY: Mushroom & Spinach curry with naan bread (also imported recently from the UK)

SATURDAY: Gnocchi bake - though with more veggies (courgette & pepper) and maybe no cream

SUNDAY Spice rubbed turkey breast with sweet potatoes and braised chicory.


Jasper-the-cat has settled in very well, and although there has been some growly noises there has been no violence between him and the other cats. Millie won't be in the same room as him, Bib will growl and hiss and then run away, and Pomme will generally just ignore him, although he growls at her. He likes to be close to me, generally following me around the house (but I think it's because he links me with the provision of food!) He is still eating at almost every opportunity, but we're keeping him off wet food, as he's a bit farty, and we think it's because the food might be a bit rich for him, especially if he's not been eating much over the past weeks.

We haven't given up on George returning, but it's seeming less and less likely as time passes. I went past a derelict house today and out of the corner of my eye caught a glimpse of a big ginger cat scooting away - I went in, and called "George!" but there was no sign. As Mr FD said, George may well have forgotten his name and our voices by now, so he might just be afraid. If, of course, it was him. There are at least two stray ginger cats, to my knowledge, in the village, so it could have been one of them.

And fnally, if you have made any resolutions I hope you are able to keep to them...


3 comments:

  1. Your menus look great!
    I'm happy that you welcomed a new kitty. Who scoops the litter boxes? Do you and Mr. FD take turns?

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  2. SO funny...the cat in the basket! The pork and mushroom casserole...I WANT! That looks seriously wonderful.

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  3. Oh I love the cat basket too ... and I definitely would go for option B! Happy New Year. I'm trying to have another go at blogging so I hope that you will be able to find me at my new address. Jx

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