Happy new year! Did you have a lovely Christmas? I did. For the first time since I returned to teaching I wasn't ill over the holidays 🙌 However, I have been very lazy and have taken time to just chill. I was mentally and physically exhausted and really needed to re charge my batteries and just spend some time to relax, reflect and recuperate.
I did some knitting. I finished a pair of socks. I added more squares to my sock blanket. It now has 120 squares stitched together 😊
I ate lots of leftovers. Not a scrap of food was wasted. We had various stir fry combinations of turkey/veggies/stuffing/pigs in blankets. I made a few batches of soup with leftover veggies and the turkey carcass.
Or sometimes I had just the veggies on their own with a spoonful of Cranberry Chutney.
I made a batch to give as presents
I also made some caramel
This was definitely the laziest preserve I've ever made. Fill clean jars with condensed milk, cover with hot water and leave in slowcooker overnight on low. Instant caramel sauce to serve with ice cream, bananas or just straight from the jar. Lovely!
ETA Recipe in the comments as I couldn't get it to copy and paste properly!!
To counteract all the eating we did lots of walking in the cold freezing rain!! Here's the view from the Ochils over Stirling. That's the Wallace Monument below us in the distance.
I still have one more day left before school returns. I'm done relaxing and recuperating. Now I need to plan and act on my reflecting. I'll share that tomorrow.