I absolutely love Saturday mornings, and I especially absolutely love Bad Weather Saturday mornings. The weather here today is truly terrible, with gusting winds and driving rain, and it has meant no plans whatsoever to set foot outside the house. Well not for me anyhow. My beloved husband has discovered a weirdly wonderful affinity with our town's new Aldi supermarket. Meaning that so long as I am prepared to menu-plan and form a comprehensive grocery shopping list on Saturday mornings, he is more than happy to set forth and do the weekly food shop for me. It has been liberating to hand this job over to him, and has freed up rather a lot of to-ing and fro-ing (and extra spending) for me during the week. It has also re-focused my love of good, nutritious, tasty home cooking for my family, and made me excited to discover some new recipes.
I have spent this morning pottering about in my pyjamas, baking bread, drinking coffee, sorting laundry, flicking through recipes, making lists and generally feeling very content with my domesticated lot. My hyacinths are blooming, there was been some lovely creative activity at the table (which always makes me happy), and quite a bit of cuddle-time on our woolly-laden old sofa. It has felt cosy and relaxed here, happy kids, happy me.
Wishing you a happy, homely weekend!
EDIT TO ADD :: for those of you who asked, my fave recipe book right now is called "Easy Slow Cooker :: Fuss-free family food from your slow cooker". I can highly recommend it, the recipes are straightforward and always produce very tasty results.
My slow cooker is a cheap one that we've had for many years, but it does the job perfectly. It's this 3.5 litre one.