Monday, 20 November 2006

A Monday Meeting

Just a quicky tonight ,Karen picked me up this morning ,so off we went to the news letter meeting ,We had recieved all the items to be put into this issue (The Christmas one ),so it was just getting the lay out to our satisfaction,Barbara had written a recipe for a mixed vegetable and lentil soup ,so while we were working away at the presentation of the news letter ,she made some of her delicious soup so before we left at about twelve thirty ,we had soup and crusty bread .Iwent into town and looked at some knitting patterns in John Lewis ....I took a few, not very good, pictures of the Christmas decorations in the shopping centre,but have put them in any way ! I caught the bus home ,cleared my mail box ,have made the dinner ,we are having Toad in the hole ,with mashed potatoes, peas and some mashed swede with gravy ,I havethe other of half yesterdays trifle for pudding ,I am waiting for Maurice to get home now ....   So this entry is like a donkeys gallup ,short and sweet Have a good evening everyone ,With Love From

with thanks to Dianna for my opening graphic

34 comments:

jeanno43 said...

The soup sounds gorgeous, any chance of the recipe, I really must make some soup. You can see how pretty the decorations are. I miss not getting out and about to see those, I never liked the shopping part but I did love to see the lights.

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funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - christmas pics were lovely, its the one thing i do enjoy about Christmas and thats to see how the effort people go to in spreading the christmas cheer!   Tea sounds yummy, we are having bubble and squeak with streaky bacon!
Luv Jayne x

wfhbear said...

Thanks for the pictures. OK, what is Toad In The Hole. My Dad use to make us a pancake with an egg in a hole in the middle and call it that. Regards, Bill.

salonrose123 said...

Pretty decorations....they make me feel all Christmassy.  Can't wait to start my shopping now!
Enjoy your dinner, I love toad in the hole.  
A xxx

blpltt said...

Mmm. comfort food !  Bunny x

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  Isn`t it lovely to see the shopping centres lit up with Christmas decoration, it makes shopping so much nicer for us all.  Mind you, I love to shop anytime of the year so perhaps I`m easily pleased...lol!  I hope you enjoyed that tasty dinner...it sounds yummy! :o)

Sandra xxxx

jckfrstross said...

ok what is toad in a hole and mashed swede?  have a good week i love the photos so pretty

Deb

lindapaterson177 said...

OMG TRIFLE!!!!! My favourite and so not fair to say that you have eaten it for pudding I can taste it from her! the last time I bought an M& S trifle and ate it ALL to myself!
luv bella  xxx

madcobug said...

Like some of the rest I would like to know what Toad in the hole is. Those pictures are so pretty. Hugs, Helen

oddb0dkins said...

Mmm, I love toad in the hole. Haven't had it for ages though. B. x

mllevl said...

 Ahhh the pics brought back memories of shopping in Peterborough...and never finding anything that fitted me lol!  I used to enjoy browsing around the stores in the mall......  The food sounds very good Jan esp that trifle!!  You have given me an idea for tomorrow and to heck with the diet!  Eve

astoriasand said...

Yes all the shopping precincts look realy great at this time of year don't they Jan all lit up.Oooooh! Toad in the hole,simple but I love it and swede and Turnip my favourite veg..Trifle too sounded good.Mmmmmm..Just made one yesterday.Love it yummy LOL!! Thing is Jan you stay so lovely and slim you lucky girl.LOL!! Home made soup much nicer than bought.Sounds great.Take care
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irisclyde said...

It's a busy life you lead! I could never make the batter toad in the hole!
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sugarsweet056 said...

It always looks so nice in the stores/malls around the Holidays!
Dinner sounds yummy. :)
Hugs, Sugar

bpcorn48 said...

VERY NICE,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THANKS          DIANE

tillywooat62 said...

Hmm not had toad in the hole for ages, could be tomorrow nights tea, lovely photos, I love to see all the shops and centres decorated up,
take care Lynne xx

sarajanesmiles said...

"Toad in the hole ,with mashed potatoes, peas and some mashed swede with gravy"

Ooooooh yummy!!
;o)

Sara   x

kaydeejay5449 said...

Your shopping center looks very much like one of ours!  Pretty decorations!  Now, you must tell me what Toad in a Hole is.  I have to say it brings a picture to mind and it's not pretty.  LOL   I've never heard of this dish before.
Hugs,  Kathy

sazzylilsmartazz said...

The shopping mall is beautiful. Now I am hungry for soup and crusty bread! LOL!
I cannot knit. A neighbor tried to teach me once but was unsucessful. I knitted the ugliest "thing" for the top of my mom's toaster. The bad news is my mom actually liked it! LOL
Have a good day.
Dianna

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

I hope you enjoyed you visit to the Mall, the pics are lovely...Oh dear! you've made me feel hungry now...have a good evening!

Astra!

faircolleen said...

Toad in the hole sounds lovely. . .havent had that for ages . . .might have that this week.Love the shopping centre photo. . love shopping in them too.

mariealicejoan said...

Lovely pictures of the mall!  Can you believe I have not been to a mall since I moved over here?  What a sheltered life I lead!
Marie
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sybilsybil45 said...

Do like the sound of that lovely soup !! lovely on a cold wet day.  Glad that you got the Christmas Mag. done it takes such a time dosn't it to get everything just right.  THe Christmas decorations are up quite early your way arn't they nothing much lit up down here but all ready for thye switch on from this Friday.  Sybilx

susanebunn said...

Jan, I'm going to attempt to send this comment and hope you get it.  All of my comments to you lately have somehow been routed to AOL Help.  Your meals sound so lovely and homey!  

Susie
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ally123130585918 said...

Glad the News Letter meeting went well and you managed to sort it to your satisfaction ~ The mixed vegetable soup sounded good and what a nice way to end a meeting eating soup and crusty bread ~ I loved the pictures you took in the shopping centre ~ Dinner sounds delicious all this talk about food has made me feel hungry lol ~ Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

The lights look pretty Jan! Glad the meeting went well and you had some yummy soup, I used to make a really nice lentil soup, haven't had it in years, all I have time for is a quick sandwich and it's off to work! I've turned my alerts off but thought I'd drop in to see how you were! Jeannette xx  

sdrogerson said...

I used to adore trifle.......................and toad in the hole ................dribbles

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,can you save me the news letter or Barbaras recipe for veg and lentil soup it sounds good just what you need on at cold winters day,like today infact it was freezing on the big playground this lunch time.Queengate does look pretty this year,nice photos of it .........Love Jeanxx

actrice101 said...

Hey Jan Thanks for reading my blog.  Thankfully my foot is alot better now. btw like your blog I've never heard of toad in the hole before!  Helen xxx

moordykspot said...

Hi there first visit to your blog I found it just browsing was drawn by Toad in the Hole a favourite of mine.

When I used to work I spent some time away from home and stopped in hotels etc and would you believe I had to give the chef instructions as to how to produce this particular dish.

I do hope to revisit
Take care Dave

jaymact1 said...

Shopping centre looks great have not been intoours yet will have to look this week. Love Joan.

sylviam4000 said...

Jan you make me laugh....first time I've heard the saying "like a donkey's gallop, short and sweet".
Toad-in-the-hole, dumplings, spotted Dick, roly-poly, Welsh rarebit .... we have some great names for our traditional dishes.
Take care.
Love Sylvia xx

lindachapmanuk said...

toad in the hole.....mmmmm.......enjoyed the pics, sounds like you have had another busy day! lol Linda xx

jmoqueen said...

Mmmmm...........sounds like you've had some super food today :-)  Makes me hungry reading this entry.

Jen xx