Friday, 3 December 2010

Keeping A Girl Occupied On A Winters Day!

Another cold day..... too cold for me to want to be out and about.
I've been quite happy pottering about the house.... bits and bats of jobs, and happy family to visit.

I eventually got the 'summer' lightweight curtains washed and ironed and put away ~ somewhere 'safe', ready for the sunshiny weather returning in Spring.
Lets hope I don't forget where the 'safe' place is... like I did with the last set of Winter curtains... and have forever lost, resulting in me having to make some more for this Winter!
Anyway not very exciting but its a job done....
Poor Hubby P has the most dreadful poorly chest..... yet off he went today to earn a crust, I think lots of us have coughs and colds....
What we need is something soothing, something to sooth the throat and warm the cockles.... I looked in the store cupboard to see what I had....
Uummmmmm.... the makings of Treacle Toffee!

I know its well past Bonfire Night when its traditionally made, but I am sure its really a
Winter-y sort of thing... got to be good for coughs and colds.

I just made two little toffee tins of the delightfully rich stuff .... full of proper ingredients like real butter and rich dark sugar, non of your nasties in good old Granny's toffee.

Although you 'score' it well it never breaks as it should does it!
So I put all the odd shapes in an old sandwich tin .... a kind of help yourself tin.

And wrapped the larger pieces in greaseproof paper .... these can be sneaked into a pocket when venturing outdoors in this chilly weather. I'm sure I will need a stash on Sunday when we go to the Carboot Sale.

A sweet little stash on the dresser!
And for Hubby P ..... coming in from a long cold day....

his absolute favorite...... Shepherds Pie!
xxx Take care for now xxx


  1. That shepherd's pie is making me I've just had a tooth out the toffee isn't holding it’s usual allure but I love how you’ve wrapped are so industrious!

  2. good warming fare!
    But I think you must be crazy going to a carboot this weekend!

  3. perfect winter grub and that toffee looks delicious I think my hubby could have done with that last week for his chesty cold instead of the venos .I cant believe there are still car boots at this time of year surely it is an inside one.
    Thanks for your comments I did think of recycling some heading tape but these windows are just so wide ,luckily it only cost me £1.80 but now my needle broke.
    keep warm xx fee

  4. Its nice to see what you are doing with yourself in the cold.

    We are the opposite, but also shut away inside because of the heat! lol.

    It is hard to know what meals to prepare when it is hot...

    Stay warm and I hope your hubby recovers soon.

  5. Treacle Toffee, I can taste it now, just like mum used to make.

    I didn't find one thing at the garage sales and nor anything at the second chance barn. Feel cheated.

    I'm going to go dream of treacle toffee......Do you have a good recipe for Parkin or an old fashioned malt loaf.

  6. oohhh that toffee looks so good :)
    stay warm

  7. the toffee looks really yummy x

  8. Carbooting in this weather, wrap up warm and take a hip flask now you're getting on a bit :)
    Twiggy x

  9. Stay warm and Merry Christmas!


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