Autumnal Monday Morning

This morning was one of those glorious autumnal days, where the air is crisp and the sunlight is dazzlingly bright. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, and it was a good morning for a walk.

We needed to collect a little wooden posting box which I had bought for Jessica on a Facebook selling page, so we too a wander through the winding streets of our little neighbourhood, and once we had swapped some pennies for the box, we walked on to the park.

Such a beautiful morning to be in the park, and best of all, we had the playground part all to ourselves. We spotted two squirrels and several dogs, and then Jessica had fun on the swings, the roundabout, and a little wobbly rocking horse.

I needed to get a few things from the shop, so we crossed the road to the big supermarket which has a cafe, and had a drink before doing our shopping. I had a cinnamon latte and Jessica had a little cup of warm milk with froth on top.

Poor Jessica was tired and grumpy after a busy morning, but cheered up a bit when I gave her an onion to carry. She fell asleep just as we got home, so I took the opportunity to out some dinner together in the slow cooker. I’m not quite sure how this will turn out yet, but this is what went in…

Greek Inspired Lamb Stew For A Sunny Autumn Monday

Slice two red onions into half moons, soften in a frying pan in a little oil, then tip into the slow cooker.

Next, dice two pieces of neck of lamb, brown in the frying pan, and add to the slow cooker.

Now dice two green peppers followed by two aubergines and tip them in with the onions and lamb.

I used one tin of cherry tomatoes and one tin of chopped tomatoes, and a splash of hot water from the kettle.

Finally, it was time to add some beautiful sunshiney Greek flavours. I used a teaspoon each of cinnamon, mint, cumin and oregano.

I’ll let it bubble away for about 6 hours on low. The plan is to scatter it with some tiny cubes of feta cheese, and serve with some rice.

I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Love, Mimi xxx

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