Tonight was a few Italian meat balls, the butcher who deals with the pigs next door mixed the meat and spices we thought too much salt, we had lamb chops we bought frozen for the BBQ they bake well in the oven, Linsey made acilli esme, rough chopped, baked aubergine with the flesh scooped out and mixed with yoghurt crushed garlic and red pepper paste and a well toasted ciabatta, all delicious if we give the meat balls a bye
Finished some olives last night we bought in Cinioglu deli in Yalikavak in November 2017 when we sold up, still delicious. After that we had a slow cooked chicken and cannelloni bean casserole with Jersey Royals and petis pois, looked the same as small peas to me, all very tasty though. Glass of Sauv Blanc to accompany
We went to the Crown in Biggar for an early evening dinner to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary, it will never last they said !
We decided on 5 Tapas dishes to share, Potatas Bravas, Gambas al Ajillo, Salt and Pepper Squid, Salt and Chilli chicken wings, Pork Belly Bites I had a glass of Soda water, Linsey went club class and had sparkling mineral water, we finished of with 2 loose leaf cups of tea brewed in glass teapots, we would have course had wines and beers pre champagne but not allowed until next week.
Both suitably stuffed now.
Stuffed peppers with the left over rice, duxelles mushrooms, minced smoked ham, topped with fried crispy breadcrumbs. Fennel and mushrooms roasted with garlic, chillies parmesan and breadcrumbs. Very good.
Olives and Chorico sausage nibbles followed by fresh cod loin from Anstruther, Jersey Royals and English Asparagus all really tasty, would have preferred my fish a little drier but Linsey likes hers moist and as she cooked it she holds the Trump cards.
Glass of Auporo
Tonight we had vegetable spring rolls from Aldi, very good they were, followed by a rack of ribs from Costco cooked in the slow cooker all day in a Thai sauce Linsey made, absolutely excellent, bottle of Percheron and a bottle of Mastercraft should send us to bed completely fulfilled.
Tried some Waitrose Lentil high protein noodles, sir fry veg with bamboo shoots topped with mango coconut chicken.
For dessert one of the new Sherbet Fountain Ice Lollies with an edible liquorice stick. 2 of my favourite things, lemon ice cream & liquorice