I have another day off today, using up my annual leave. I love having a bit of spare time, just to potter and be a domestic goddess. This morning I decided to use one of the packs of pastry mix I bought some time ago from Approved Foods to make a quiche for tea. I have never used one before – it goes against the grain – but it was a massive bargain and I couldn’t resist buying a few.
It was certainly extremely quick, so great for people who are in a hurry I guess. The pack said to mix the contents with 6-7 tablespoons of water. Well it took me 14 before it would stay together, and I ended up adding a tablespoon of sunflower oil too. This did the trick! This made one quiche base and a tray of jam tarts. I made a cheese, mushroom and tomato quiche – the tomatoes were looking a bit wrinkly so they needed using up too. The jam tarts were made with my home produced redcurrant jelly.
I have two more pastry packs in the cupboard so that will feature in my next two week’s meal plans. I also have some batter mixes – I will use a couple of those tomorrow night, seeing as it’s pancake day.
It’s just me and DD3 at home today as she is on half term. We are planning a bit of charity shopping and I will treat her to lunch at that awful McFood place. She likes it and it won’t break the bank so I am happy to make a very rare visit.
Whilst we are at the charity shop she is going to talk to them about volunteering. I think this is a great idea to give her a bit of work experience and do a bit of good at the same time. I think it will look great on her university applications as well when she comes to do them.
Back to work tomorrow, but I have my last day off on Friday when I will be helping DD1 to move into her new house. The place will be quiet without her, although possibly a bit tidier :).
Whatever you are doing this half term, enjoy it. Hope you manage a bit of family time.