..........I should be, but I can't be arsed. I have one more sample paper to send in before doing my peer- review but I simply cannot study today, today I am a cleaner!!!
Yeah I know, I know.....so not usual for me. I despise cleaning in all its forms, the Gods alone know how I will manage when the boys leave home; cos they do most of it, but the kitchen cupboards have reached a state of ground zero and I have finally lost patience. Son#1 has been banned from doing the wiping up and putting away because he neither knows nor could care where everything goes, and I cant find anything I need when I cook.
So he has been banished to permanently washing up and Son#2 has been promoted to putting away cos he DOES know where I like everything and as my sous chef is as obsessed as I am with the positioning of utensils for ease of access.
Dinner was so delicious last night that we have resurrected the plan we used to follow of having a proper dinner party for the 3 of us once a month, where we cook and eat a 3 course meal; one component of which tries to be something we have never tasted before.
Meanwhile daily, Connor and I will be getting back to cooking decent fresh meals. I cannot wait for the vegetables to start coming in from the allotment; today we brought home two massive pak choi, delicious! i am so proud of the ones we have grown this year compared to the disastrous slug infested ones we grew in the back garden last year.
I fell asleep 5 minutes before the end of 'Going Postal' last night, so tired after no sleep the night before; so I will have to watch it all again this afternoon to catch up before the second half tonight...GLEE.
I did wake up enough to watch a re-run of 'Billy Elliot' though, cracking film.I had a hard time explaining the miners strike etc. to the boys though, they found it all a bit hard to believe.
Tonight's dinner is another one from my head, I hope it will be as successful as last nights. We are having
Leeks, wrapped in oak smoked, dry cured ham; covered in cheese sauce and baked in the oven, served with sweet potato roasted in butter and swede and potato mash with dill and cream.
we will also be starting to plan the weekly recipe list as that will make shopping a lot easier than yesterdays attempt, in which buying a few veg turned into a marathon spend up which I couldn't afford; including a new pan set which marks and spencers dared to have on sale the week I had no spare cash!!!! stainless steel with glass lids and not a speck of non-stick in sight. I had to, honestly, HAD TO get them, even son#1 agreed that the over spend was justified; despite meaning beans on toast and omelettes etc. for the rest of the week. So we trundled off to Tesco and Iceland ( gods I love Iceland, cheap food good value and no additives/gm tra la!!!) and spent yet MORE money buying enough veg and chicken and eggs to last till the weekend without having to eat crap.