Well I get a day off work with my family. We could have a nice day out rambling somewhere scenic; but it rained and it rained and it rained !
Himself is getting over a bout of man flu but is actually looking forward to getting back to work to re-establish his normal routine, he's a right barrel of laughs! We all feel the same at this time of year, too much excess over the festive season and too little exercise, isn't that why people make New Year resolutions. His answer to the rain is to park on the couch and watch trashy day time TV zzzzzzzzzzz. I don't think he likes being home with the family and I'm still waiting for him to answer that very question - hmm !
Anyway, umbrella out and I trot up to my local village for some provisions for today's meal, a Thai style pork fillet dish. I won't eat it as I don't like meat but I love cooking. On my return to the kitchen I prepared a Thai marinade and left the pork to rest in it. I then made a rice pudding which I have never ever made before (apart from opening a tin). I have fond memories of my mum making rice pudding and my siblings fighting over who could have the share of the crispy coating off the top. Yuk I never liked the skin off the top and was happy to leave the squabbling to the rest of the family. I recall one time when Mum forgot to put sugar in and another time when she forgot to put the rice in. With this in mind I followed the recipe www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/rice_pudding_85172 to the letter and it turned out very well. Proper comfort food for a dull miserable day
As the oven was already on I also made some Banana & chocolate chip muffins.
And still the rain came down and still he lay on the couch. After dinner was completed and all the chores done I settled down to watch my hero Batman in the Dark Knight Rises www.thedarkknightrises.com/dvd/ wowww! Rainy days aren't that bad after all .