I’ve roasted a turkey, baked a loaf of raisin bread, baked maple walnut biscotti, walked into town for a last few bits and pieces (nearly falling on my ass twice!), done laundry, done some tidying up in preparation for my Parents in Law coming for the day tomorrow… and after dinner, not an hour after telling my mum I was getting a bit tired of cooking so much I got a sudden urge to keep going and decided to make a loaf of banana ginger teabread – not only do I have all the ingredients, but I actively wanted to use up some stem ginger – the perfect recipe to test (if its nice – of course you’ll find out when I do!)
And here it is in pictures (well some of it anyway)
Biscotti after first baking
and after second baking
the raisin bread.
and the banana ginger teabread – looks pretty good, don’t you think?
I think you know what a turkey looks like, so I’ll spare you that (as I already
hacked carved it up so I can reheat the breast in gravy tomorrow (saving last minute carving on the day))
Breakfast: Sausage sandwich made with the pork and leek sausages I bought at Devizes Market a few weeks ago. (The sausages were halved lengthways, I didn’t eat 4 of them! and there was another slice of bread added after the photo was taken)
Lunch: Spicy Jerk Chicken with mango salsa sandwich made with chilli pepper bread (from Waitrose) and homemade soup
Dinner: Singapore noodles
Snacks: All bran with peaches; a few world peace cookies; a small amount of rice crackers (this stuff is soooo addictive!!!);
home made mince pie with rum & raisin cream
Weight today: 10 st 2.5 lbs. WTF??? No complaints, definitely no complaints, but I doubt if I’ll be weighing that tomorrow somehow! Not that I intend to find out – I’ll be photographing everything as normal, but not weighing myself or posting, so you’ll have to wait till Boxing Day to find out how the main cooking went. I’ll be baking 2 batches of cookies and pot roasting a beef brisket in the morning, as well as prepping root vegetables and brussels sprouts to roast for lunch. Its non-stop action here!!!