Thursday, 24 April 2014
The weather here today was rather awful. I awoke to pouring rain and all day it continued on and off, mostly on! Even my dog was loathe to go out to do the necessary and I had to be very firm with him. He looked at me as if to say Do you really mean I have to go all the way to the backyard in this downpour?
I have been trying to use cans and jars of foodstuff that I have had way too long. Also things that are in the bottom of the chest freezer forgotten and hopefully not freezer burned.. Yesterday I took out a box of Phyllo dough bought last year with great intentions I'm sure ( I can't remember exactly what I thought I was going to make). Now it is kind of important that you know I am not much of a cook. I don't particularily enjoy making food. It always seems like you invest an hour in something that will be eaten in 10 minutes. When all the kids were growing up I made supper from scratch every night and I am at a stage where I'd really prefer not do much cooking any more. Baking...maybe. I do love to eat and I like to know what is in my food so if I make it, then I know just what I'm eating. Add to this the fact that I am a vegetarian and my DH is not and you begin to see the picture.
Getting back to my Phyllo dough. For supper today I decided I'd make two "strudels"...a savoury one and an apple one. The savoury one had a filling of mushrooms,onions,peppers, and cheese moistened with some mushroom soup right out of the can ( which was, incidentally past its date-to-use-by). I didn't use a recipe, I just winged it. I added black olives to "my half" and chopped ham to the other
( but forgot to somehow mark which was which). Anyway, here you see the result which was quite edible AND provided leftovers for tomorrow so I won't have to think up anything then. I was going to make a salad but we agreed that we wanted to leave lots of room for the apple strudel. Which is the one in the second picture.
So that was my day today. I hope I haven't bored you to tears. What was exciting in your day?