I could just cry right now! I have had such an awful day because our neighbours kept us awake with a wild party until 2am, my boys wouldn’t settle back down until about 3.30am, then I had to get up at 6.15am to get my husband off to work.
I have been in a total daze today, it puts me in mind of having a newborn in the house again - that extreme tiredness! I chose to get through the day by keeping busy and doing lots of cooking and quiet play with the boys. I made the almond cookies from NT - they didn’t turn out at all but I am pretty sure it was because my almonds were not dry (crispy) enough so the batter was a runny paste. Ever the kitchen entrepeneur, I simply poured the batter into a cake tin and made a kind of fudgey cakey biscuity type thing. It doesn’t look that good but it tastes good and recieved my boys’ seal of approval after dinner tonight.
I also put on some chicken broth earlier in the day which cooked away nicely. About an hour ago I took the chicken pieces out to cool and then took the meat off. Then I drained the stock… and here is where it gets awful… I didn’t put anything to drain the stock into and it all went down the sink!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe I just did that! What a waste! I just stood there in shock for a few minutes - then I laugh/cried. Well, trying to be positive about it - I am sure I will NEVER make that mistake again!!! What a doofus!
I am going to go to bed now with a cup of tea and some almond fudgey cakey biscuity stuff. Tomorrow I am taking a day off cooking - I just announced to my husband he’s taking us all out for lunch!