Back to life

Nothing from me yesterday as a migraine got in my way. However pretty much back to normal today after a bit of a shaky start.

My son didn't have a brilliant day today either. He was late home from college because he got picked up by the police. He was walking at the side of the road and someone he recognised from college drove past. The other kid slowed to a stop and my son hopped in for a ride. The police pulled them over and took them back to the police station. They searched my son and made a cursory search of the car, but didn't search the driver or the glove compartment of the car. How strange? Was it just designed to scare teenage kids? He didn't seem worried but isn't it odd in itself that kids half expect to be picked up for doing nothing? He came home once before having been searched when working for a double glazing company.

So anyway, by the time we were all together we were ready for a really nice dinner. I made Red Thai Curry & basmati rice. Here is the recipe. ALso another good recipe, that I dont think you find on the internet anywhere. Delicious cornflake cake.
Try these, they are both excellent.



200ml/8fl oz coconut cream
2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
2 tbls red Thai curry paste
2 tbls fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
250g/10 oz chicken breast finely chopped
450ml/3/4 pt chicken stock
2 kaffir or lime leaves finely shredded
1 chopped red chilli to garnish


1. Pour the coconut cream into a saucepan and gently heat
2. Meanwhile heat a wok with 2 tbls oil, when this is hot add the garlic and cook for 10-20 seconds, then add the curry paste for a further few seconds.
3. Pour in the warmed coconut cream and cook for 5 mins until thickened
4. Stir in the fish sauce and sugar then add the chicken and cook for 5 mins.
5. Pour in the stock and simmer for a few mins until the chicken is cooked.
6. Stir in the lime leaves and place in serving dish garnish with the chilli

Cornflake Cake

Parchment paper to line tray
Tray is sized 12.5" x 9"

8 oz marg melted in large saucepan

Add (all at once)

10 oz self raising flour
10 oz sugar (can be granulated, doesn't need to be caster) - today's is granulated
2 oz cornflakes crushed by hand

Stir all in together
Put on tin, and even out by wet hand
Bake for 15 minutes on 180 degrees c
When you take tray out of oven, cut immediately


  1. Hello Lizzie

    Migraines are a b..........aren't they :(

    Thinking about making the cornflake cake for g/kids
    Does it keep or is it best eaten the same day?
    Tkae care

  2. Hi Cathy
    Just awful. I started having them after a car accident in 1998. I would like to think I will grow out of them but don't think so.
    Cornflake cake keep s a few days. Its get pleasantly chewier, like flapjacks. I dont think it will be around long enough to worry though, very scrummy
    Best wishes


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