First, I went to Debenhams department store, and as the festive season is upon us, it comes as no surprise that there are lots of foodie gifts available. What I didn't expect, though, was this...
|Now I really have seen it all. Monty Python beer. In a bottle. Complete with pint glass. For the Python fan who, um, likes beer.|
|These are scones as big as your fist.|
|Yes, their muffins are square.|
After enduring the thrill-a-minute ride of the 400 bus back to Tenterden, we had lunch at the White Lion Hotel in town and enjoyed some lovely Fish & Chips from their 2 for £10 menu, where you can get 2 main meals for £10 from a selection of about 10 items.
|I had mine with mushy peas. Mmm.|
After that we went to Waitrose to pick up a few odds and ends of grocery. As I have stated before, Waitrose is a high-quality supermarket, and consequently is a bit on the pricey side. Best to look out for the reduced items and specials. However, I am definitely getting me some of these for Christmas...
We got back home and I immediately started on dinner. I browned some lean mince (ground beef for those of you Stateside) with some chopped onion, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped red peppers and yellow peppers, courgettes (zucchini), mushrooms, and a jar of Loyd Grossman's Tomato and Sweet Red Pepper sauce...
...and added a liberal splash of Worcestershire Sauce, a couple squirts of HP Sauce, some chopped fresh basil, and a sprinkle of Bisto gravy granules and a soupçon of Olive Oil, and let it simmer together for about half an hour.
Then I cooked some spaghetti and served it on top with a sprinkle of grated cheddar. How was it? Well, there's none left, if that tells you anything.