Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cooking up a storm

I've been watching the Jamie Oliver 30 minute meals program every night. Rob caught the one where he was making Chicken Satay skewers. I've never really been that keen on Peanut butter, but Rob loves it so I thought I would give it a try.

The recipe is here.

I'll admit, I didn't quite manage it in 30 minutes, but this was the weekend and there was no hurry. We were not bothered about the fruity pudding, but I did manage to make the satay sauce, the chicken skewers and I thought the noodles were absolutely amazing, I think I ate about 3 portions.

Overall, very happy, I'd definitely make this meal again. The flavours were really tasty, it had a lot of zing, but not uncomfortably spicy. Rob gave it an 8/10. Yum Yum!

Monday, 7 February 2011


I'm really very behind with my stitching now. The tiger that I was hoping to finish by end of last year is still not even half done, so I hope that I can achieve my target of 4 finishes this year.
When I started it, I thought it would be easy, I started with the dark threads and they stood out off the beige background well. Then I moved to the paler colours and they all seem to just merge into each other so I can't figure out which bits I've done and which I haven't!
I'm hoping that as the evenings get lighter this will make it easier to see the colours more clearly. Also I need to get off the computer and just get on with it! Off I go! Another update soon hopefully, when I've got much further through it :-)