Bake off… Jacket spud and G.B.B.O

Is is about a million degrees here…. ย Our cats are laid out a mile long on the cool kitchen floor tiles, and I,m melting…. On the positive side Great British Bakeoff starts tonight and so does a new series Chronicals of Nadiyaย – I can wait…. ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽช


Tonight’s gastronomic delight’s will be Jacket Potatoes with Prawn mayo and salad…

For dessert, I am flashing back to the ’70’s for some retro Butterscotch Angel Delight ๐Ÿ˜Ž


There are 3 of us for dinner tonight, so, I stick 3 decent sized spuds in the microwave for 12 minutes, then into the oven for a half hour, I like my potatoes crispy skinned, but if you don’t, micro for a few minutes more and put in the oven for 10 minutes.


Unfortunately I couldn’t motivate Hubby to go Prawning again today, so freezer stash prawns will have to do ๐Ÿค“ I mix a big blob of mayo, a squirt of ketchup, a shake of Tabasco ย and of Worcestershire, a squeeze of lemon juice and a shake of salt and pepper, mix together and a Maryrose style sauce appears ๐Ÿค



I have some pea shoot and watercress salad (Aldi) a blob of butter in the cut spud and spoon over the Prawny loveliness ….. Might even have a glass of wine whilst I watch GBBO and Chronicles of Nadiyaย ๐Ÿ˜‡ – Bliss….


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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