The 'plastics and glass' wheelie bin came knocking on the front door at five o'clock this morning. He had his lid entangled with the blue lidded paper recycling bin and he had somehow managed to mount the door mat and get right up to the front door. I sorted them out and pushed him back into place then grabbed a glass of water and went back to bed for an hour.
When I got up he was back at the door again, although this time waiting quietly.
I know the weather has been atrocious over the last few days, but you know it's bad when even the wheelie bins want to come inside. 😄😁
My first job today was to turn the pack of Meatless Farms Mince that I bought the other week into shepherdess pie bases. I call them that in my head although I use this mince/carrot/celery mix for lots of other purposes too.
The shape and portion size that I freeze makes for a good pasty filling, or once thawed out and with peas added a good topping for some pasta, and it's nice to have a little stash in the freezer.
I freeze them like this as if I am making a shepherdess pie I like to have A LOT of mashed potatoes and if I added the potatoes before freezing I just wouldn't be able to get the lid on. I could quite happily live on mashed potatoes with lots of salt and pepper and slightly too much butter melted in so I pile the buttery mash on and then just cook for 25 or so minutes at 180 degrees.
I'm having an easy day today as we went to visit my son and his girlfriend yesterday and a whole day of sitting in the car and then in their house has really seized me up and made me sore. But it was well worth it, it was so lovely to see them and their doggies again.
I hope you are all safe from this awful weather. We have lots of lying water in and around town and while some of the roads need care to travel on and the river and canal have both risen dramatically, we have gotten off relatively unscathed considering the sheer amount of rainfall we have had. Much better than some people near where my son lives who have been flooded out of their homes and businesses yet again.