I felt that the time had come to make a stop to that practice and no-one else offered to pick up the baton. In fact, Tim drove around to our local Banjo's and bought a couple of packets late yesterday, so I heated them up and we ate them for breakfast instead. They were OK, but missing the quantity of fruit, the mixed peel and the ultra sticky tops that I have always applied...but otherwise, all good. We do need to reevaluate our priorities from time to time, after all.
I did do a bit of study this morning...I am still working on the dreaded selfie process and I did spend a couple of hours going through some photo editing processes, both on the camera app in my phone and in Photoshop. But when I went in to load them into the Week Two discussion post, I found it was locked...it's Easter break so no uni for a week...as I had completed all the reading, I decided that I would have a couple of days off and get working on the Easter lunch items that have been tapping away at the back of my brain. (I would much rather cook than study).
For dessert I am simply having a platter of "make your own" tartlets...with three fillings: lemon curd, a rich chocolate (of course) and caramel...the dollop cream will be optional.
Anyone who can still fit something in after the main lunch can get busy and make their own to have with a coffee. Very easy, everyone can have as much or little of whatever flavours they prefer and there are no leftovers to tempt the undisciplined at supper time!
I already have the small tart shells on hand so I made two lovely big jars of lemon curd, cooked the tins of condensed milk to provide the thick and luscious caramel filling and I will make the chocolate, which is simply 70% Lindt chocolate melted with butter and thick cream, tomorrow afternoon, so dessert is pretty much underway.
I made the chemoula paste for the vegetables as well, it smells simply gorgeous...all that coriander, parsley and spices, it was all I could do not to dip my fingy in for a taste...which I am sure would be horrid...delicious cooked but not something to spread on a slice of sourdough!
By the end of tomorrow I will have completed all the necessary preparation, leaving only those things which cannot be started until Sunday.
I also made a banana loaf...to keep the lads out of the chocolate treats that I am trying to conserve until Sunday.
Bye now, Di