Tuesday, 14 September 2010

take away & spiced carrot soup

Davisss Taylor is in town today so we're entertaining (on his credit card). Whilst normally this prospect would be met with joy and hosannas, we have been made excessively grumpy by a 3AM wake up call c/o Mad Milo McBad of Mortlake.

This is odd as yesterday was his first day at Nursery, and despite dropping his daytime sleep a month or so ago, Day One zonked him out. The knock-on effect of this illegal cat nap was we didn't get him into bed until nine-ish, so by rights he should sleep till at least eight. Grand contrarian that he is, he's up at 3, thrashing around in our bed for a couple of hours, and giving us a running commentary of Peppa Pig on TV by 5.45.

So, whilst we're not on top form as we wait for Davisss, we are highly effective. Ana researches the Tudors ahead of school tomorrow, and I cook up a batch of Bill Granger's Spiced Carrot Soup for lunch. I seem to recall overdoing the turmeric last time which made it chemically harsh, so definitely a lighter touch tonight. Incidentally, did you know Henry VIII executed over 78,000 people during his reign?

Seeing Davisss was lovely and not just because he treated us to a delightful curry from Tiffin Box. As ever our eyes were far too big for our bellies, but this is what we ordered:
  • Poppadums
  • Tarka Dhal
  • Lamb Achari (Me)
  • Old Fashioned Chicken Curry (Davisss)
  • Masaladaar King Prawn (Ana)
  • Saag Aloo
  • 3 x Plain Rice
  • 1 Tiffin Box Mixed Grill
Mixed Grill was an inspired choice, the King Prawns tasted good but I should've gone with the classic Old Fashioned as the Lamb was a bit tough tonight, and not as sour as usual. Still, DT makes for excellent company, he may come again...

Food of the Milos
An apple in bed, followed by porridge for breakfast (it is *almost* winter after all), followed by some of Sunday's batch of leek and potato soup for lunch. After an afternoon dominated by rice cakes and snacks, there was a fishcake for dinner accompanied by his new-found favourite things - mini-steamed veg. In this case carrots, broccoli and sweetcorn. Ana had to eat the mange tout though. Naturally he still has space for some more apple.

spiced carrot soup - Bill Granger, Feed Me Now, p144

1 comment:

  1. Oh god now I am craving a decent "London" curry. Even though we live in the curry corner of Sydney, still can't get a decent one. Might have to stop off at my favourite indian restaurant for a samosa this arvo on the way to get Ronald and take him to the Orthopaedic Surgeon. Sigh.