No red sky here this morning, just grey all around with heavy rain by 11am.
Him Outside was away early working for the County Council. I was doing boring housework. Floors washed or hoovered. Ceilings and skirtings dusted.Everywhere tidied.
Then some present wrapping- job finished.
Kindling chopping - enough for another week.
Freezer tidied and sorted.
By which time Him Outside was home again and it was lunch time.
One of the things I did yesterday was to make a delicious frozen desert as an alternative for Christmas. It's not very frugal, but for 8 - 10 people for a once-a-year treat it's not ever so expensive either.
Chocolate Meringue Gateaux
2 boxes of 8 meringue nests ( or equivalent homemade meringue )£1.60
2 value bars plain chocolate, broken into small bits 60p
Large pot double cream about £1.50
Melt the chocolate gently and leave to cool ( I do it on medium heat in the microwave a few seconds at a time.)
Break the meringue into small chunks
Whip the double cream until just forming peaks.
Mix everything together gently
Spoon into a lined, loose based cake tin, ( or individual ramekins) press down gently.
Remove from tin and stand at room temperature for about 10 - 15 minutes before serving.
Needless to say,It's extremely rich and extremely delicious!