My Weekend


I worked all weekend because my life is stupid, but in between, I made a delicious crumbed chicken affair that really was a taste sensation. The trick is to mix mayonnaise and dijon mustard together with four gloves of garlic and then double roll them in the breadcrumbs.

Because my husband eats Fodmap, I forwent the garlic and replaced with a little garlic-infused olive oil and used lemon and pepper gluten-free breadcrumbs. The drumstick were really, really good. 10/10 will make again.

My kid is close to his final exams so he worked all weekend and needed sustenance, so I also made a chicken and bacon risotto in the rice cooker. Yes, it’s appalling to the purists who might be reading but I was working, and honestly, risotto is just hot wet rice, so it was tasty and did the job.

Some time was spent watering the many plants I have and giving them a shower outside, while coaxing husband to move pots to a new place because everyone like a change including plants.

I had two ideas for new books which seem to be hanging around so worth exploring when I have some time.

I’m watching old episodes of Vera because I love British crime shows. The colder the weather the better for my viewing pleasure. Clearly Shetland is top of the totem pole for me, cold, bleak and those accent made are my happy place.

I also watched Gardening World because Monty Don and Longmeadow are also my happy place. I find anything homemakery and gardeny soothing. No pressures, just ideas and relaxing.

In other news, I received a lot of messages about the death of Robert Forster, because his daughter and I have the same name. It feels like I am reading someone else’s mail when I open the messages on Facebook and Twitter. Also, people really loved Robert Forster, which is nice for his family. I hope his daughter knows how much he was admired.

Back to work for me now. I hope your weekend was more balanced than mine but all in all, I give it a 7/10.