Feeling knackered, but very delighted with this month’s guests, all of whom seemed to enjoy themselves. Will report more anon.
The gingerbread was a hit. At one point I think there were several opinions on how to slice it.
(I used an 8″ square pan, and had pre-cut that into four sort of even sections. At one point I saw long slices, but am certain I also saw some square ones…)
The usual hot buttered toast appeared, and the favoured jam, and I must make a correction to the jam content. It’s not acai — I read the label. There’s a photo above for those who live near a Trader Joe’s and want a jar for themselves.
Earlier in the week I’d tried to make a chicken & rice dish, and decided at the last minute to add dried peas. They didn’t cook long enough and were still crunchy. I’d put the whole thing in a pot on a back burner to simmer for a few hours, figuring it would be just right after tea.
Then someone spied it, lifted the lid and inquired about the contents and intended eventual use… For a while I think some tea cups had chicken rice soup rather than tea! After a general discussion, more Seasoning was added, and pronounced “rather good.”
(It’s been a cold day, around 50 degrees, so people thought soup was a great idea, and I wasn’t about to disagree.)
Perhaps a few more photos on another day, after I’ve had a sleep. But before I toddle off to nod, I wonder if there’s a bite of gingerbread left . . . . . 😉