The the first time since summer I can truly say it is cold. Others felt the cold for some time, but Mr. Swiss tells me I have a strange body temperature as when everyone walks around in long sleeves and warm socks, I am still bare footed in my shoes and wearing a t-shirt. Even I have my limits, and now is time for a semi winter jacket outside and perhaps socks. I am still thinking about the socks. I feel uncomfortable when my feet are covered and never wear them indoors all througout the year.
Yesterday I was too lazy to go anywhere and stayed at home, but made myself useful.
This time I made the Swiss apple tart. It has been a long while, as it has become a Mr. Swiss thing, but I had the time and the apples, almost too many. I can still do it and everyone found it was a good one. I must admit I used more apples than Mr. Swiss. I quite enjoyed the experience and will do it again. There is still a corner left, but that will be eaten today at some time I am sure.
So what do you do when you do not go anywhere and stay at home. I finished my inventory of the kitchen, noting everything we have in the cupboards. I discovered lately that if you do not know what you have, you buy unnecessary stuff because you already actually have it. I also registered my packets of pasta. This might sound bit silly, but when you have a cupboard full of half empty packets, you have to use them up somehow. And when you go shopping and buy more, you no longer have room.
I mean this is really too much of a good thing. The packets are sold in sizes of 500 grammes, and that is just a little too much for a meal for three people, although my No. 1 son eats everything that is on the table. We are really living a life of luxury when I see what we have for a choice. I have decided to get some structure in my shopping and today we will have Fusilli. I can use the complete half packet that we have. It might sound silly, but being a golden oldie I have the time and probably nothing better to do. It hit me last week when I threw two packets of ham away because it was long over the best before date. I have one and a half packets of Alpler Magrone pasta which I got as a free sample from the supermarket, and which we never eat. I am the only one in the family that actually eats cheese with anything.
I am also keeping an eye on the biscuits. Since I do the shopping on my own, I now have a better control and no-one adds something in the trolley which I only discover at the cash desk.
The photo is of my kalenchoe which spent the summer outside. Kalenchoe are very pretty when they flower and are easy to care for, but after they flower they begin to spread. I have had this one for a year, hoping it might flower again. It only needs water once a week. I think it lives of love and air.
And now to move on. They are letting me out today for a shopping trip. My list is already made, so what could possibly go wrong. I will not be going places today, but hope to get a few photos to and fro to the supermarket on the road. Have a good begin to the week and remember to check your stocks in the kitchen cupboard, you might get a surprise.