It was my day in the kitchen today . It's usually quite hard work, cooking for around 20, sometimes more, but hasn't been so bad today because several people wandered in and offered to help. I made bread rolls and onion, potato and herb soup for lunch. I was just trying to find some salad vegetables, and there wasn't very much in that line, when M came into the kitchen and offered to pick some from the garden. So lunch was sorted.
This afternoon was easy because P had made some nutroast yesterday, and there were two large tins of it, partly cooked, so I reheated it and prepared some vegetables to go with it. There was half a bottle of leftover wine to be incorporated in the meal somehow, so I made onion gravy with white wine, and M, who had been picking apples earlier in the day, made an apple and cinnamon crumble.
Tomorrow there is to be a wood run, something that happens once or twice a year. We have hired a large flatbed lorry, which E will drive backwards and forwards to the woodyard, picking up a load of wood for our woodburning stoves each time.
It looks as if the trouble at the supermarket may turn out to have been a storm in a teacup after all. Our immediate supervisor has been reinstated, and he has said that he will pay us at the higher rate. We will see what happens.