Saturday, 19 March 2016

Eating

I'm sorry there was no post yesterday but after coming in at lunchtime from our coffee meeting and market shopping the hours flew past as I did various small jobs which needed doing.  And then two friends G and J called in for some eggs and we had a pleasant hour chatting - and then it was time to get ready to go out for our yearly meal with the shooting syndicate.

The venue moves around from year to year as the members of the syndicate live in different places.   This year we were lucky in that it took place at the pub about a mile down the road.  In fact we were very lucky because when the sheep came in earlier in the week for pedicures we found a sheep had got in amongst our sheep and it belonged to someone else.   During the pedicure was an easy time to separate it (can you imagine trying to do that out in the field?).  The farmer came to collect it at 7pm and the dinner was at 7.30pm.   But we were not the last to arrive = that dubious honour fell to the farmers who were in the middle of lambing.  (and they lived nearer to the venue than we did - literally just across the road).

What a pleasant evening we had.   It is always a chore showering and getting 'dressed up' to go out in the evening as far as I am concerned.   But we ate little during the day and were hungry.   The food was delicious.   I shall make your mouths water -
I had deep fried king prawns with an onion dip.
Chicken breast stuffed with mozarella and bacon strips (served with brocolli and carrots - and potatoes or chips of course)
Three way brulee - this is three small pots of creme brulee - one raspberry, one vanilla and one a deeply flavoured coffee (my favourite).
All this followed by coffee and an hour's chat - lovely evening.
Nothing much to do today but as I have to go out on Monday morning I am doing the weekly washing - well the machine is doing it and I am just listening to the whirring as the spin drier goes round!

18 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Well you certainly lead a busy life Pat, since I retired 9 years ago I've never been so regularly bored, especially this winter where it just will not get warm and sunny for more than one day out of seven.
Have you been watching that excellent programme about a year in the life of Country Life magazine. Last night's one was really interesting, even featuring a gamekeeper on a grouse more showing you how he did his trapping and another guy ratting with his terriers - you don't get that in Countryfile.

thelma said...

Sounds a delicious meal, though too much for me, can only get through one course. Get togethers seem quite common in the countryside, in the town less so. Countryfile is of course made for townies it seems to me, all fluff and baby lambs ;)

Librarian said...

Showering and dressing to go out is a chore? That's a shame - it can be a lot of fun, getting ready for a specific event, deciding on what to wear!
The meal sounds good but I would have passed on the prawns (not keen on seafood) and I'd prefer mousse au chocolat to créme brûlée anytime! But that's just my personal taste, and I'm glad you had a good time, great food and good company to enjoy.

Joanne Noragon said...

What a grand feast in good company. I might have looked around for more of that créme brûlée.

donna baker said...

You do lead a busy life Pat and I did miss your post yesterday.

Frances said...

Your supper gathering sounds very enjoyable, both the menu and the company.
I can imagine you and your husband being all ready to leave for the dinner party, and then having to wait for the sheep retriever to arrive. It could almost be part of a television program's plot line?

Hoping your weekend will be full of fine weather. We might see a few inches of snow tomorrow!

xo

Mac n' Janet said...

You definitely had me drooling over your meal. I hate getting dressed up, but I'm always glad that I did it.

Heather said...

Thank Heaven for automatic washing machines. Your evening meal has all the things I like best and the whole event sounds so friendly and enjoyable. Reading about all the things you did before you went out, I'm not sure I would have had the energy to get ready to go out as well.

Wilma said...

Well now I am ready for dinner and it is only 9:00AM!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That sounds like bloody good food to me, keep you fit for trotting about. Windy here, cycling in was a drag today.

Terry and Linda said...

Terry and I have never been bored since we retired. I think you and the Farmer are much like us.

Linda

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Just getting caught up on all of your recent posts. It is so nice that you write so frequently. That meal sounds delicious! Not a big fan of crème brule, but everything else would be perfect! You have such an active social life. -Jenn

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. I have not really eaten much at all today!

angryparsnip said...

What a lovely dinner out.
I seem to be missing when your posts come out. Don't know what I am doing wrong.

cheers, parsnip

Dawn McHugh said...

Lovely dinner menu, dont think I could manage 3 creme brules though :-)

John Gray said...

Washing machine whirring
Puts me to sleep

Hildred said...

Oh, the brulee - the brulee = lucky you!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Yeah, but you still have to load, transfer to dry, fold, and put that laundry away.

Your dinner sounds quite delicious. I'm not much of a dessert person, but I would have tried all three. My favorite ice cream is coffee so I'd probably like that one best also.

Interesting about the sheep and the pedicures. I'll think of them next time I'm getting one for myself.