Much as I fancy an ice cream this evening, the only Magnum on offer is this one.
We are having a celebratory weekend, by reason of the letter from the bank which says that come Monday, our house is all [i]ours.[/i]
It has been a long, hard road made punishing by our personal choices. The achievement is actually remarkable, given the facts of our situation.
[b]We done well.[/b]
There will be a 3 course celebratory meal tomorrow, the last course of which will be Mr L’s new party piece: the “[url=http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/champagne-and-saffron-jelly-with-cardamom-shortbread-shop]Champagne” Jelly[/url].
In this case, Champagne will be substituted for by Prosecco; this Magnum of which came free with our Christmas order from Naked Wine.
Mr L made the jelly this evening and we polished off the remainder of the magnum with our [i]Risotto ai gamberetti,[/i] which was proper tasty.
Tomorrow there will be genuine Champagne because it really is a happening worth celebrating properly.
What? Oh, Orkney hand-dived Queenie Scallops with Black Pudding and Apple, Roast Duckling with Black Cherry Sauce, the Champagne Jelly and probably a piece of cheese and a glass of Port.
No, you can’t come. Sorry.
Don’t expect the photos to come out straight.