Enjoyed my day today pottering around the house getting jobs done. After taking Sherlock for his morning walk I checked in on the on-line banking then put a large chicken in the slowcooker,
Then I made a big pan of chopped carrots ( I buy a 12.5kg bag of pony carrots for £1.50) and cauliflower leaves for Sherlocks meals. I top his dried food with plenty of veg to fill him up because as with all labradors, he's greedy!
Yesterday I boiled, then honey roasted a gammon. Today I got out my electric slicer and sliced the gammon, portioned into bags and froze for lunches.
Then I took Sherlock for a lovely walk across the rape fields. They are not fully in bloom at the moment but nearly there. Still lovely to walk by on a sunny day.
Earlier I made some shortcrust pastry. With the scraps of ham from the slicing I did earlier, I mixed them with some leftover chicken into a sauce I made with onion, mushrooms, chicken stock, flour, parsley and milk. This filling was placed into pastry to make pasties for lunches. I cooked three whilst I had the oven on for the Yorkshire puddings. The remainder I open froze and then bagged for another day.
I still have a large amount of chicken leftover from our evening meal which will be used later in the week for a main meal.
An enjoyable productive day.