Saturday, April 07, 2012
My son and I are taking a gamble: we are putting our Wellington boots on and going to the allotment after lunch in about an hour. Looking at the colour of the sky, this could go either way.
I shall remain positive and think that the sun that is trying to pierce the cloud cover is going to win and it's going to clear right up (rather than my son and I being chased off the allotment by torrential rain 10 minutes after we've arrived!
My son's asked me if he could bring his bike and football and rugby balls. I know what that means: I'm not going to get any help whatsoever with the weeding as he'll be off riding his bike all over the allotment site and I won't see him for ages, especially if he finds other kids there to play with!
I'm planning to stay there for most of the afternoon (weather - and lower back - allowing!) and then come back home for supper. We'll be having boeuf bourguignon leftovers for lunch (it often tastes better when re-heated), and then my son's asked me if I could make another roasted butternut squash risotto for supper. It definitely was a hit!
However, I must hold my hand up and confess to a naughty and unhealthy breakfast. As it is Easter, my son's asked me to buy Hot Cross Buns and we had them for breakfast this morning. I spread a little honey on mine and they were absolutely scrumptious!
Every year, I say I'm going to make my own (I've never made them before: www.bbc.co.uk/food/recip
) but always end up taking the easy way out and buying them at the supermarket .
I only bought a small pack of 4 - this way, once they're eaten, they're eaten! And I can go back to healthy porridge or green monster after this morning's little indulgence
Although I do think that a few hours of pulling weeds and digging on the allotment will probably "burn" those Hot Cross Buns off!
Have a fab Saturday Sparkfriends!