When it came to looking at the plan in order to get the batch cooking done it turns out we weren't so far off track after all. I had planned to do the cooking this weekend but it didn't happen, there was too much fun to be had.
There's only one thing on the plan that I now don't want to cook so I'm happy with that. Wow, I sound like such a flibbertyjibbert at the minute. Today I'm going to make - sweet potato and chickpea curry, smoky chilli and a tagine thing as well as whatever we have to eat tonight. The freezer is quite empty at the minute so it needs to be filled. Dan had a good idea about that too. We bought the new tubs for freezer cooking and he suggested keeping the boxes in there when they're empty too. I doubt I'd ever have come up with that and it's a great way to make sure the freezer is running efficiently.
I usually chop all my veg by hand but now I'm not as fussy as I once was I think I'm going to do the celery, onions and carrots in the food processor today. Hopefully I won't object to the texture too much and it will save a ton of time which can't be a bad thing.
I was going to get some work done in the garden today but it's raining. My parents brought some edible gifts the other week - the ultimate gift with thing babies. So now I have purple lettuce and strawberries to look after. They also gave me a book about container gardening (Mother is addicted to The Book People). But for today I think I need to turn the garden over to the blackbirds and their babies. I knew there was a nest nearby, they chose somewhere other than our garden this year *boooo* but today was the first time the speckled little'uns showed up.