Monday, 21 December 2009
Well, we ventured out in the snow and ice this morning to go to church. It was our Christmas Service so I didn't really want to miss it if I could help it. The roads were pretty terrible, but I reckon about half the congregation was there, so that wasn't too bad.
It did take us a really long time to get home though. What is it about people and adverse weather conditions. They think that they can drive the same way that they normally do . . . no matter that the roads are snow and ice covered and slip, slip, slippery.
We had to make our way around two accidents to get home. Police, ambulances etc. It took us twice as long, and really, it made us kind of nervous as well . . . so we drove really slow.
Never mind . . . we got here in the end. We were starving. Much too hungry to spend too much time cooking a big meal of anything. Quick and easy was the order of the day, but it often is on Sundays . . .
The carol service is canceled for tonight. Guess we'll just have to make do with Songs of Praise . . .
That's ok. We like Songs of Praise.
Especially at Christmas.
*Posh Egg, Chips and Beans*
Quick, easy and oh so tasty.
1/2 kg of floury potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 TBS olive oil
1 ounce butter
2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
3 to 4 fresh sage leaves
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 large eggs
1 425g tin of beans in tomato sauce
Place the potatoes into some salted boiling water. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, until they are just cooked through, but not falling apart. In the meantime heat a large skillet and add the olive oil and the butter, along with the garlic and sage leaves. Once the potatoes are cooked, scoop out of the water with a slotted spoon, allowing any excess water to drip off and place directly into the pan with the garlic and sage. Increase the heat and cook, browning and stirring, until golden browned all over. Don't burn the garlic. Decrease the heat, season with some salt and black pepper. Create two holes in the middle of the potatoes and crack in the two eggs. Season with some salt and cook, until set. If you prefer, you can cover the pan with a lid so that the whites set over the yolks. In the meantime heat the beans in a saucepan over medium heat until hot. When the eggs are ready, divide equally amongst two heated plates and serve hot along with some beans and buttered bread. Enjoy!