Sunday, 20 April 2014

Long and slow

It was worth getting up at 4am to bung the chicken in the slow cooker - it was deliciously well-cooked by 1.30pm this afternoon: moist and falling off the bone just right.  We enjoyed it with cabbage, carrots, broccoli and UJ's home-grown asparagus, followed by a wee treat of Kent strawberries and some blueberries on meringue nests.  

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Then I sat on the sofa and watched The Ten Commandments all afternoon!  Feet up, ever so slightly snoozing....but not quite asleep.  It wasn't the Charlton Heston version, but it was good enough.  The FH and UJ similarly snoozed and then we all enjoyed Songs of Praise, and Countryfile before the FH toddled back to bed and UJ went home, with a jar of lemon curd tucked under his arm. 

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Now I am typing with one eye on The Crimson Field, which is very moving.  

All in all, we have had a good day, and it has been both spiritual and relaxing, so I am very pleased on both counts.  Let's forget the blazing row one of the neighbourhood families had on their front drive for 20 minutes this afternoon..........thank goodness for double glazing, I say!


Angela said...

I too am enjoying the Crimson Field - but not seen last night's episode yet . We had another diversion [RTA I think] off the A47 en route to Norfolk around 9pm- should have stopped off at your place and watche dit with you!!

Bridget said...

I do find it sad that families can't spend more than a couple of days together without arguing. This seems to happen at Christmas too! Any holiday where spouses and children are off together seems to end in tears in quite a few cases! Glad you had a good day. Dinner sounds fabulous!

@gaz112 said...

Have you considered getting one of those devices that you can set to switch your slow cooker on at a given time? A bit like this:

It can switch your slow coooker on at the appointed hour while you carry on sleeping :-)