Snow News

So It Began

Cold Ride To Work Today

Ahh don’t you just love it , a little bit of now , possibly the wrong type of snow and Britain well England comes to a bloody standstill.

It snowed a little last night by the way.

Snow Patrol

As my mate a nurse stated this morning .

I love the fact that I have got into work without any problems (apart from it taking a little longer due to having to drive a bit slower) in my Clio, yet the hospital car park is empty of most of the Chelsea Tractors [ ED- 4×4 Gas Guzzlers that ladies that do lunch in own ] as their owners haven’t ‘braved’ the roads.

Its only deep when they’re still finding bodies after three days!

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I’m looking forward to cycling to work , just have to take it a bit easy and leave a bit earlier.

Anyway these chillier days have allowed me to conjure up some comfort food recipes that are fairly cheap , seasonal , and filling , no preservatives or dodgy colours just good tasty grub.

So here for Stivs , Jun Ya & Co , The Kiwi Iwi are 2 new ones that my house mate approved of and consumed like a Dyson.

" You Looking At Me ? "

Mushroom , Stilton & White Wine/

Serves 4

50g / 2 oz Butter
1 Large Onion , Finely chopped
1 Clove Garlic , chopped
400g / 13 oz Closed cap mushrooms, sliced
700 ml / 1 1/4 pints Vegetable Stock
100g / 3 1/2 oz Stilton cheese , crumbled
1 Tablespoon Fresh parsley , chopped
200 ml / 7 1/2 fluid oz white wine

Melt half the butter in the pan , sweat the onion and garlic off without colouring and until soft.

Add about two thirds of the sliced mushrooms to the pan all of the stock then bring to boil , cover and simmer for about 20 minutes , stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat add the cheese and half the parsley , then stir until the cheese has melted.

Blend until smooth.

Meanwhile melt the remaining butter in a pan fry off the remaining mushrooms for about 5 minutes until lightly coloured , stir in the remaining parsley and set aside.

Return the blended soup to the pan [ I have one of those hand blenders so do it in the pan as it cooks , it always seems to work for me ] add the wine, season with some fresh black pepper.

Reheat gently , then stir in the fried mushroom and serve.

I know the Stilton may seem expensive but it’ makes the difference , i was fortunate to get some at a stupid price of 20p for 100g. hence that’s why I cooked up this one.

It could do 4 normal people , but I think one would be tight on the portions.

I think it does 2 [ allowing for a smaller second portion each if so desired ] as good supper.

So there you go.

Anyway Heathrow has now been closed , so has the airport behind me , it’s very quiet.

Better get some more snaps in.

My bro has just made a rather interesting statement , when will Christmas cards stop having snow on them and Easter cards start having snow on them ?

Pathways all cleared for my neighbours , stops them sliding about I suppose, and I have clearded off the bird feeding station so that the little ones can actually get some grub in today.

I do hope that the trains are running later , otherwise I’m knackered for my work.

I was going to post another recipe now that I have just finished and again it’s been given the housemate approval.

Home made baked beans , they may take some more time making but hell they taste a whole lot better.

Maybe i’ll do that on another day.

6 Responses to “Snow News”

  1. on 03 Feb 2009 at 8:23 am Gazza

    I got ski’s to lent…..

  2. on 03 Feb 2009 at 6:40 pm Matron

    I just love home made soups. Time for another visit methinks.. stay warm. xx

  3. on 03 Feb 2009 at 10:31 pm Porl

    Home made soups seem to be my forte

  4. on 04 Feb 2009 at 6:32 am ScubaNinja

    Nice topping on your garden!

  5. on 05 Feb 2009 at 7:37 pm Matron

    Great pics!! and you have all those cigarettes to keep you warm as well!

  6. on 06 Feb 2009 at 12:49 am scubagran

    hmm, gives me the warm fuzzies! love the pics of your bike etc – just like a cake with topping! Hope you made it to work on your cycle and they didn’t have to shovel you out?….see you soon

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