MUMMY'S COMING TO TOWN, QUICK TIDY THE KITCHEN, BUY SOME LOO ROLL, GET SOME FOOD IN THE FRIDGE AND TURN THE HEATING UP !
Made Spag Carbonara last night, River Café style, it was so nice I had to make a second portion from scratch and I’d already washed up! Quick recipe…
… melt butter in frying pan, add preferred meat, I only had bacon but a posh ham is best, once it’s cooking add half a glass of white wine and reduce, (start boiling pasta) separate two egg yolks, combine with a fork, add pasta al dente to sauce, also now add grated parmesan and another of your favourite cheeses along with another knob of butter, take off heat and pour the egg yolks on top, mix in and let them cook in the residual heat of the pasta…. lemon, basil, salt and pepper, if you fancy and serve. Delicious and not a drop of cream in sight.
You know I really fancied a pint last night but I ended up staying in.
As I was walking home I passed someone’s flat and they were already in their jimmy-jamms, eating a bowl of something or other, curled upon the sofa. They looked so cosy, I immediately changed my plans and decided to do the same. After a short diversion to pick up a couple of tinnies and a bag of maltesers I headed for the homestead.
The second I heard my front door clunk shut behind me, I felt amazing. I was in for the night, boots off, fire up the hob, crack open a beer and then oh heck, Enzo needs a walk, back on with the boots, find a carrier bag, in case he wants a pooh and we’ll be back before Bill Oddie has chance to say, “What about that for a wagtail!”
So take two, Enzo gets his dinner, I am loving my spag bol and have now turned my attentions to a bottle of Cloud Bay, I’ve got the crossie on my left and Oz Clark and James May are about to start talking wine en France.
After my second helping of “heaven in a bowl” I turn over to C4 to watch The Secret Millionaire, had me in floods by the end, some people are just so special. Then it was 638 ways to kill Castro, on tape. This is the number of recorded attempts on his life that have been investigated. He’s a strange one Castro but like all these things you never know who to believe, is he a baddy or a goody ? Anyway he’s still with us so someone must be watching his back.
The best bit of the film was a speech made by George Bush Jnr. saying, anyone who gives asylum to known terrorists is a terrorist themselves, when his dad has been known to have been doing this in the U.S. for years. This kind of stuff really is all very perplexing isn’t it ?
Anyway, all in all, such a good decision to stay in. I never ever regret staying in, I’m definitely going to do it more often. Not tonight though I’m taking mum to The Sound of Music…oh and not tomorrow, I’m over at a friends…and er, on Saturday I’m selling Christmas trees and then going to see James Bond…oh blimey and then next week we go on the road and we’ll be travelling every night.
Ho hum, never mind.
P.S. How good was DAVID MORRIS the whistler !
P.P.S. Thanks for all the remedies yesterday, I’ve been a fresh ginger, lemon and honey advocated for many years.