So what wild and wondrous activities have I introduced in to my day to make it fun?
Oven cleaning – oh yes, never let it be said I don’t know how to enjoy myself.
When we first moved I got in to the habit of giving the oven a good scrub every Sunday when clearing up after a roast. I use lard to cook my roast potatoes and it spits a lot. By cleaning it each week straight after dinner it didn’t need any real scrubbing or anything in the way of chemicals over and above a good spray of neat vinegar and occasionally a little bit of bicarb worked in to a paste.
However, over the last couple of weeks I have been a bit lazy post-Sunday-roast and the oven was looking a bit manky. So, as I type, there is a generous smearing of bicarb paste all over the glass door and the inside racks have been scrubbed with wire wool, the inside of the oven has been giving a good spray with vinegar and hopefully it will come up gleaming when I go back to it in an hour or so. If that doesn’t do the trick I will launch an all out chemical assault – Mr Muscle – I mean you! But hopefully it wont come to that!
I wanted a clean oven before making my Christmas Cake at the end of the week. I should have it (and the pudding) made by now but I am a few weeks behind this year.
I hope you are all having a good day.