Anyone else having an issue with blogs loading? Like every other blog I try to look at takes ten years to load or doesn't load at all.....
I did not get the apartment. Did extreme research before committing to anything, which included interrogating the other tenants about everything from the nearest neighbours to the utilities.
The utilities stopped me. The apartment is heated with propane. I knew propane was the most expensive method of heating but holy hand grenades I never thought it would cost as much as the other tenants are paying. The one lady I spoke to said on average the propane costs $200 a month. Up to $400 in the winter.
Yeah so I can't afford that. I shall continue house-hunting.
Anyone else doing the A-Z blog thing in April? I was going to, but I have run out of time. So the MS paint Bible stories as told by Mich shall have to wait until next year. Or maybe I'll just get bored and post them anyway when I finish them.....
AND NOW FOR AN EASTER RECIPE.
Mumsy pulled this one out of nowhere and baked a trial run last night. I have tasted few things as glorious as this recipe, which is apparently a traditional British dish. Last night was the first time I ever even heard of it, and I feel like I have been thoroughly deprived for the past 30 years of my life.
I also don't know how I never thought of this on my own. Because it is genius.
Egg and Bacon Pie.
It's as delicious as it sounds, even if I can't take appetizing photos of it. So here is my grandmother's recipe. It is extremely easy to make.
You will need:
- pie crust (I am awful at making my own pie crusts, so I usually go with the pre-made ones from the supermarket)
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 lb. bacon, chopped into small pieces
- 4 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
Granny makes this a bit differently than the *traditional* English Egg & Bacon pie. To make her version:
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F (~200 C).
- Line your pie dish with the pie crust, and then layer the minced onion on the bottom.
- Layer the chopped bacon over the onion.
- Whisk the 4 eggs in a mixing bowl, and then pour them over the bacon, making sure everything is evenly distributed in the pie dish. Add salt and pepper if you like.
- Cover the top with pie crust. Brush with egg or a little melted butter. Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes (or until the pie crust is a nice golden brown).
Try not to eat the entire thing at once.
We'll be making another one for Sunday, and I shall also be making my now-famous rainbow Spekkoek.
Hope y'all have a nice Easter week!! Or Passover! ...or whatever else you might be celebrating. :)