As the weather has been so iffy recently (it’s a bit much when we can’t even have a decent September!), time to bring on the appropriate sustenance. Recently on the menu here:
‘Beef and Salad’ casserole (beef, tomatoes, peppers, fennel, onions, garlic)
Ham and pasta, with olives, tomatoes, garlic
Jacket potatoes with chilli beef
Vegetable curry (has to include potatoes and butterbeans)
Lemony roast chicken
Apple and cherry brandy crumble (seriously good!)
Which reminds me - mince pies, like hot cross buns, can be bought all year round these days, of course. An interesting way of wiping out a seasonal custom!