I took them some warm sweetcorn this afternoon for a little treat. Spoilt rotten they are! Their water was frozen solid again from this morning so their water feeder was topped up with hot water which would have cooled down within minutes in the sub zero temp. They've shuffled off to bed now and i'll pop up shortly and lock them up for the evening.
Incidentally, on a slimming forum I frequent, a poster on there was bemoaning the price of fresh fruit and veg. Being on a limited budget (aren't we all these days?) as a single Mum with two small kids, she had rocked up to the till of her local supermarket with a punnet of strawberries and some grapes for their lunch boxes, the sum total of which was £3.48. She simply couldn't afford it so had to put them back. She then went next door to the Poundstretcher shop and picked up an 8 pack of crisps for just 50p. Is it any wonder that there's an obesity epidemic when junk food is so cheap compared to fresh? No wonder she was cross.
From the indoor market we bought a good size piece of shin of beef - which makes the best stew ever incidentally - for approximately £3.00 - so we're all set up to get snowed in tomorrow now!! Suits me Sir!
We went for a wintery walk over the field with the hooligan this afternoon. I wanted to photograph pussy willows and catkins and snowdrops - and couldn't find one of either of them!!! How bloody rude is that?! Just acres of dun fields and skeleton trees...
Burger and chips for dinner this evening! Good old fashioned dieting food yes?! Well. Yes actually!!
I made the burgers with lean minced beef, red onion, garlic, a stock cube and a tablespoon of burger relish - all mixerated up in the mixery thingie (technical culinary term obvs.), then either mould burgers in your own fair hands if you prefer a more rustic look, or use one of those plastic burger presses to make them all profesh and uniform looking. Chill in the fridge for a while until needed. The burgers. Not you.
Griddled burgers topped with a melty extra light Laughing Cow triangle each, salad and a couple of small tatoes cut into chips, par boiled, drained, sprayed with Frylight, sprinkled with paprika and baked in a high hoven(!) until crispy.
Bloomin lovely, comfort food for a Friday evening and no synning involved. As Man is off to work this evening there'll be no synning later either. Tsk.
Have a wonderful evening!