Lunch was a disaster yesterday. The evening before, DH had been cooking supper and had done baked potatoes. We cook them on a skewer to speed up the cooking time. Well, he picked up the skewer to take it out of the oven and poked it through the fan at the back! It made a tremendous noise, but he thought it was okay. So I switched the oven on yesterday - no fan noise, so I reckoned he had wrecked the fan. Never mind, it seemed to be heating up and how else do you cook a roast chicken. An hour later, the chicken was barely warm. So we had to cut it into joints - not something we've ever done, if you want chicken pieces you buy chicken pieces - and fried it. Then we found that the butternut squash had overcooked whilst we were faffing about with the chicken, but the potatoes weren't quite cooked enough. Still, the broccoli was about right! So now we have to decide whether to buy a new cooker - not really worth it since we are hoping to move house in the next few weeks - or manage without. AAgghh!!
It's a quarter past seven in the morning here, and I've just finished skimming through the new blogs on Google Reader and feeling guilty about not making many comments. But I need to get going as we have the cleaner coming in today. She wasn't able to make it two weeks ago, so the house has got rather untidy and needs to be tidied up so she can clean. (Does Amy's lovely phrase 'pick up the house' mean the same thing I wonder?) So far, it looks as if it is going to be a lovely day, so I shall have to get out in the garden to sort out some of my plantlings. It's been cold and wet the last few days, so I've done very little outside. So, time to stop playing and get going.