Monday, 21 August 2017

The weekend.....

Sat weeks ago I had planned a luncheon..............it was supposed to be with a big log fire down the creek and cook some camp ovens..........
Friday came and it was ghastly to say the least..........blowing a gale.........freezing cold, dust whipping up everywhere in the afternoon...............AND the same was forecast for Saturday......wonderful...........NOT...........mother nature  I was having guest outside.........nope she was playing mean and nasty.........
This photo of me taking the pets out away from the camp oven fires does not truly represent how feral Sat was...........it looks calm and still.......nice and sunny............it was far from it..........the winds were coming off snow somewhere down south it was disgusting.........dust was blowing around but we still sat outside........
lucky my camp oven fires are in pits.............they could stay warm and cook
I forgot to take photos but this one is from the internet.....you get the idea..........
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Anyway I cooked a couple of meat dishes - Korma chicken curry and almost burnt the Beef in Red Wine.......I cooked chat potatoes in the camp oven too......
Some friends brought desserts and there was too much left over and we had to have that for breaky the next day............
you should try the apple and barley bake...........we also had left over sticky date  and caramel sauce and cream............yes I was a bit naughty on the weekend but its a one off..........anyway we made the most of the day..............found the most protected area around the house which made things slightly bare-able..........and we had a great time.............

I had to check the water on another property and there was a bit of a leak at the tank..............love how the water caught the light.........

glorious sunset..........I see so many good ones but I never take them for granted..........they are always special...........and never ever the same......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad you didn't let the weather beat you. It sounds like you had a great time and great food.

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  2. Glad you still had your cok out... love the hot coals on the camp oven...
    Delicious sweets....
    Gorgeous photos...

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  3. Oh yum! I love winter cooking outside, but NOT in that kind of wind. WE had a wonderful neighborhood cookout a few years back when we had over 5 feet of snow. We simply dug out a bench seat and built a fire pit. Fun! Hope your days get warmer and ours get colder!

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  4. Wow, looks like you still had a great cookout, all the dishes sounded yum! Beautiful pics too of a beautiful country.. xx

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  5. Yum, camp fire slow cooked, so much better then anything else you make inside the kitchen! Pity the weather was nasty.

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  6. well done for continuing with your plans in spite of the weather, lovely sunset photo

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful time despite the weather...that food sounds yummy!

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  8. Looks like you still made it a great day even though the weather was churlish!

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  9. Shame a bout the weather but sounds fun anyway. xx

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  10. You made the best despite the nasty weather, such yummi food have to be savored! What a lovely sunset!

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  11. Good to see you got to cook out, the weather can be a pest!! Looks and sounds like you had great food! Beautiful sunset.

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  12. Our weather is all over the place at the moment ...sounds like it was still fantastic ❤️❤️

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  13. Glorious sunsets -- despite the variable weather....

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  14. ohhh looks like the camp ovens were a smash! Love the sunset pic...just heaven.

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  15. I'll bet everyone had a wonderful time, and sounds like the food was awesome. I love sitting around the fire. The sunset is totally beautiful.

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  16. Oh that horrid wind! Glad you made the best of it though. Love that sunset pic!

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  17. You absolutely get the best sunsets out there.

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