Friday, 25 May 2012


Today we had a family day out to Castle Howard.  We didn't bother looking around the house as it was far too nice to spend time mooching around inside, looking at old sofas.  Instead we wandered around the walled gardens, fed the ducks and bounced around the adventure play park.

By the time we got home it was already R's teatime.  Although we had given some thought to his meal, we'd had such a good time that we hadn't given a second thought to our own meal.  Luckily, in the fridge, there was a lasagne from The Secret Kitchen.  I'd bumped into Sarah, from The Secret Kitchen, at The Source in Kirkgate Market earlier in the week and, after a really nice chat about all things food related, she insisted that I took home one of her ready-meals.

We don't normally have ready-meals in the house, cooking everything from scratch is how we roll.  However, as the lasagne was made by Sarah's fair hand it was as close to cooking yourself as you can get.  We knocked up a quick salad and some garlic bread and let the evening unwind without having to wash up half a dozen pans.  A great way to end a great day.

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