Lovely Tim cooked the meal, though I jointed the chicken, prepared the rice and made salad and dressing – but he did the skilled part and dished up and lit the fire and pretty well everything. I don’t think this site does emojis, apart from a smiley one, but if it did, there would be *heart* several times.
It all went very well, it was a good evening. I buy local cheeses more often than not – that is, Norfolk and Suffolk; but this time I was rather more cosmopolitan. First, I did have the very local Baron Bigod, I added some Black Bomber, which is Welsh ‘cheddar’, some ‘Old Amsterdam,’ which is mature Gouda from the Netherlands, some French Roquefort and Italian Taleggio. I also had a vegan soy based herb and garlic “cream cheese” for the friend who’s desperately trying to find if there’s a food that provokes her debilitating migraines. She gave up food with gluten and that made no difference and she’s persevering with dairy-free, though that hasn’t helped a lot either. She gave up alcohol, chocolate and all the obvious triggers, a long time ago.
Eloise cat went reluctantly to the vet for her annual booster injection – feline leukaemia and cat flu. She’s got perfect teeth but has put on half a kilo. Oh dear. Not very easy to diet a cat.
We finished the chicken for dinner tonight, apart from one piece. i didn’t think it was worth keeping, it not even being a helping for one person, but Tim suggested adding it to the proposed risotto tomorrow night, which I was planning to cook with the stock I’d made yesterday. I do appreciate being out-frugaled.