Yesterday I ran out of washing powder, which meant that today was a good day to try something I've planned to do for a while - that is, use the ingredients I had in already to make my own laundry powder, rather than rush out to buy some more.
The recipe I followed was
2 cups grated soap
1 cup borax
1 cup soda crystals
Simples. I grated the soap - think I need to try to grate it finer next time. Trial and error, that's the way it usually works.....
.... well, coarse as it was, I mixed the lot together, put the remaining ingredients back into their box, and now I just need to wait until I have a load of laundry to wash.
That having been taken care of, I went and started a novel. Then I chopped an onion, crushed a clove of garlic, chopped a carrot and a potato, and then tipped the innards of my Jack-O-Lantern into the mixture. Barely cover with stock, bring to boil.... Remember you forgot the celery, run outside and pick a few stalks, stick them in. Take a photo.
Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool slightly then blend with a stick blender. This will be our dinner tonight, with a granary roll each.
Lunch was this: onion, pepper, peas, tomato sauce
and orzo pasta
And I've eaten rather too much of it.
Other than that, I have changed the comment form to allow people to comment without a Google account or similar - so if you've been put off from leaving a comment because you do not have an online account, do say hello now - I love hearing from you :o)
Of course, I am aware that allowing anonymous comments can lead to nastiness and spam - but we'll burn that bridge if we ever come to it.