All that preparation for school [even preparing a blogpost in advance, to publish itself this morning] and when it came to it, The Cold And Cough was much worse, and I am confined to barracks, all alone and sick of daytime TV [and now there's no Everwood to watch either!]
I made a big steaming mug of honey and lemon and took paracetamol.
It tastes infinitely better than the stuff in LemSip sachets!
Bob's out at [yet another] funeral and so I was lunching alone. I decided to prepare one of my favourite comfort foods and "Go To Work On An Egg"- Sunshine Toast. I found this recipe in Mum's "My Weekly" magazine when I was about 12, and it is one of the few ways I really enjoy eggs.
- pre heat the grill to a high setting
- prepare two slices of toast, and butter them
- optional - spread toast with Marmite or sprinkle with grated cheese or add a slice of ham
- separate two eggs [keep the yolks carefully in their shells]
- beat the whites till really stiff, season with salt and pepper
- put the toast onto a Pyrex plate
- divide the whites between the slices, and make two hollows for the yolks. Carefully drop yolks in place
- pop all this under the grill, cook until the top is golden
[WARNINGS -probably not good for the young/pregnant or elderly - and mind out, the plate gets VERY hot too!]
You know what they say in France - "An Oeuf is as good as a Feast"
My mum was fond of two magazines- "My Weekly" , and "The People's Friend"
Both of these are produced in Scotland by D C Thomson [home to Dandy and Beano as well!]
The amazing thing about PF is that I have been reading it** for fifty years - and it doesn't appear to have changed AT ALL!!
The website says "With a strong base of captivating fiction, a dash of crafts, a sprinkling of gardening and of course a good dose of tempting recipes, The People’s Friend is the perfect ingredient to brighten any woman’s day.
To appreciate the full flavour of ‘The Friend’, it’s best read in a comfy chair with a hot cup of tea and lots of time to spare."
**I do feel I should point out that I have never actually bought a copy - but there was always one around at the homes of my Mum, my Aunts, or older friends from the Ladies' Meeting at Church. I have sometime suspected that there is some sort of subsidy from Baptist House going to D C Thomson, to ensure that this worthy organ never goes out of print!