Now for a success story, the meat thermometer that I bought from Lakeland is wonderful. I cooked the only roastable thing I could find which was a tiny 3 rib rack of lamb and set the probe to bleep when it reached 60 degrees which is correct for rare and bingo it did just that so while it was resting I had a chance to boil the peas. I work on the principle that as soon as the peas boil over they are done!!!!! Perfect and no guess work, I can't wait to put it through its paces on something a bit larger. I feel a roast chicken coming on not because I want to eat it but because I want to test the thermometer. Christmas and the dratted turkey is going to be a breeze!!!!!!
The weather is going to be fine for the whole weekend so today I would like to get out into the garden and do some planting. The veg beds are all prepared so it is just a case of poking in the bulbs of the garlic and onions which shouldn't take very long. I picked what may well be the last lot of runner beans yesterday so now I need to find something to have with them - what about a chicken!!!!!! I can pick one up from the butcher on my way to walk the dogs. It will also mean that Mike has cold chicken for lunch tomorrow as I will be out shooting with Shiona and we will no doubt have a burger from the burger van for our lunch. I would like to add here that the burger van is run by a very nice lady and I would happily eat off the floor of the van she is so meticulously clean. It is a competition shoot but that doesn't matter as you don't have to hand in your card if your score is rubbish.
Can you tell that I am feeling better at last? have a great week end and enjoy the last of the warm weather before winter sets in..................