I didn't get a chance to post a 'My Thoughts' post yesterday, I was a bit knackered during the day, and then TJL's Mum came over for dinner, and brought TJL's feathered brother with her,
our house guest for too many a few days.
Don't let his cuteness fool you, he can be super loud! I do feel sorry for him though, as he is very intelligent and it must be boring just handing out in one spot all day, not getting to fly around. I leave the radio or TV on for him if we are outside.
Anyway, because the MIL was dropping off the bird, TJL invited her to stay for tea. No problem! I would just chuck a roast beef in the oven. Simple! Except the vet arrived at 2.30pm to check on a couple of cows (as a side note, one was TJL's favourite, Sniffy, who had cancer of her third eyelid, which is now removed and she should be fine), and I popped down shortly afterwards to start feeding the calves.
TOTALLY forgot to put the roast in the oven!
Remembered about it at 4pm
No panic, I thought about takeaways, but decided to whip up some homemade Sweet n Sour Pork. Got the pork slices out of the freezer.
NOT ENOUGH FOR 3 PEOPLE!
At which point I also clicked onto the fact that I got the frozen rhubarb out to defrost, but forgot to get the frozen apple out, for a rhubarb and apple crumple.
Thank heaven for microwaves!
Luckily I had to pop into the store to get ice-cream to go with the dessert, so I bought a pork chop as well (very small shop so I was fortunate that they had a pork chop!) which I chopped up to boost the pork content.
Fortunately dinner turned out great!
Dessert however, was a bit of a flop. Not majorly, but my crumble top wasn't crunchy, so it mostly ended up being stewed fruit with ice-cream. Still delicious, just not styley like I hoped!
All in all it was a good dinner. I was tired, and my back hurt, but it was all good.
I thought I would also include a few photos I snuck of TJL during the day, attempting to drench our two 1 year old bulls with pour-on, without taking them to the yards. I caught him doing it through the window.
'C'mon Dougal, you know you want to come closer than that!'
'How about you Douglas? Would you like a drench?'
Yes, that would be a big 'NO THANKS'
And TJL ended up using the yards after all.