Well I have managed to do two new things this weekend. Saturday evening saw us all going to a friend's house for supper for the first time. Sue has recently moved from Bristol to a village near us and we all had a lovely meal with her. Brian and the girls then tried out a bit of disguise.
Hmm I think I will stick to my normal family!
The second new thing wasn't exactly intentional. I had never done it before and I shall hopefully not do it again! It was a bit of a culinary disaster. Did I ever tell you about the Christmas shortbread I forgot to take out of the oven? It was two days before I found it.
Strangely even the dog was not keen on them!
Well this Sunday I had my sister and the grandparents coming for lunch. I decided to make one of my favourite puddings. This would be an opportunity to complete another of the pictures for the Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt No. 11 Your Favourite Pudding. I love lemon meringue pie and also enjoy making it. However today I was in a bit of a rush. It was only when I went to make the meringue that I couldn't find the egg whites and realised I had put the whole eggs not just the yolks in the lemon mixture. Oh dear! Still never mind. With 32 thousand hens we are never short of eggs. Some more egg whites were soon ready.
Mistake number 2 happened when younger daughter helped out. I turned my attention to the rest of the dinner while she whisked the meringue except I didn't tell her to whisk the whites before adding the sugar. Oh dear! It still looked ok when it came out of the oven. That should have been the moment for the photo! But cut into it soon looked like a lemon earthquake! Not so pretty.
Sounds like a good excuse to make another and it actually tasted fine. Hoping you all have a great week!