Sorry, no clever title today!
Here's hoping all is well with you - I have a cold developing. I felt bad this morning, so didn't go to church (the thought of an hour's drive to get there was unappealing with my head in a very muzzy state!) I feel better now, but my throat is uncomfortable, and needs clearing every 30 seconds or so. I think I will make sure the spare room is ready for occupancy today in case I need to decamp there tonight to avoid disturbing Mr FD.
I have made a momentous decision - in 2015 (and two years before that) I worked at a Summer School teaching English. Last year, as the Head of the Dept had decided not to go back, and as I was feeling old and in need of a break, I also declined to go. While I enjoyed a slightly less fraught summer I did miss it. So when I heard the Head of Dept was going back (at least for this year) I decided to apply again. I don't know if I will be successful - although apparantly one of David's conditions for returning was that "The Old Team" was back together (and I think I qualify for that, both in the sense of "the former team" and "the old-in-years team"!) so maybe I'll be accepted with open arms. As Mr FD said "The money will be useful" (as he's not working AND we seem to have booked quite a lot of holidays!!) so there you go! Let's see what happens.
Here we all are, in 2015, outside trhe Hawk Conservancy Trust.
On other news - over at The Teapot you can read an exciting account of One week in the Life of a Fat Dormouse.
Mr FD is applying for jobs. We keep fingers crossed.
FOOD THIS WEEK:
Today - despite cold-y feelings I am determined we shall have our roast chicken dinner.
MONDAY: Chicken & Ham in a mushroom sauce, with rice and green beans. This will use up some of the chicken, plus 1 of two ham steaks I bought reduced to half price a couple of weeks ago & stashed in the freezer.
TUESDAY: Spinach & Ricotta lasagne, with added chicken.
WEDNESDAY:Oven Baked Bacon & Leek risotto - but using the other ham steak in place of bacon and adding lots more veg...such as mushrooms, pepper, spinach, onion. And not frozen peas.
THURSDAY: Curry spiced veggie burgers with wedges and a chicory salad.
FRIDAY: Salmon with Chinese Leaf I keep looking at this recipe and thinking "Surely it needs something else" as it does sound a bit "meh"-y. But some recipes never look promising and then turn out well, so nothing ventured... If we don't like it I can remove the recipe from my folder and never speak of it again. Of course, it all depends on whether I can get Chinese cabbage in Super U.
SUNDAY: Chicken & sweet potato - actually this is another Does-it-need-something-else? recipe. We'll see.
Thank you for your comments - and, if you don't comment, thank you for popping in.
KJSUTCLIFFE (who I know as Live,Love,Craft, Me) pointed out how invaluable chickpeas are for filling up growing yoofs. I guess they are much healthier than lots of other things one can fill up on!