I can not believe it is Friday again! What the Dickens do I do with my week? Seven days have whizzed by in a blur of children,cats,washing,shopping,cooking,cleaning etc. Ever felt like life is set on fast forward? Think about it- it seems like only yesterday it was summer and now it is nearly Christmas. We have flashed from summer sales and squishing bods into bikinis to shops being full of gawdy tinsel and frozen turkeys. My two Girls will be teenagers next year and I feel like it was only yesterday I was tearing my hair out to get them on to solids and out of nappies.
I think the problem is we are always looking into the future for something better. On Monday morning we wish it was Friday afternoon-we have just wished 5 days out of every week away (multiply that by 52 and thats alot of days!) We return from our summer holiday and immediately start thinking-where shall we go next year? Whilst still at the Christmas table we start to organise who will host the following Christmas Dinner! What is wrong with the day, the hour,the minute we are in?Why do we always look so far ahead? No use looking forward to next summer when that demon bus might knock you over tomorrow (we obviously don't think much of our bus drivers if we always say "don't think ahead-who knows tomorrow you might get run over by a bus")
We live in a world of fast food, fast cars, high speed trains and short cuts.Time to take time out and relax. Time to Gooooooo Slooooooooow. Try it.
This weekends recipe highlights my theme of Gooooooo Slooooooow.
5 Hour Lamb. (serves 6)
You will need:-
1 large leg of lamb.
salt and pepper
6 rashers of streaky bacon
3 onions (peeled and quartered)
3 cloves of garlic (peeled and sliced)
Handful of mixed herbs
4 large potatoes ,peeled and cut into chunks
1 celeriac,peeled and cut into chunks
6 large carrots,scrubbed and halved
1 bottle of white wine
Oven on at 170 degrees C.In an enourmous pot or bug baking tray fry your seasoned lamb in olive oil until brown.Add bacon,garlic and onions and fry for 3 more minutes. Add herbs,veg and wine and same amount of water. Bring to boil and then cover tightly in tin foil and pop it into oven for 5 hours. Serve it from pot or tin with crusty bread.