|Cups and Saucers Quilt Block|
My sisters and I get together once a month for lunch. We have a couple of hours together after I finish teaching in the morning until one of my sisters leaves to pick up her daughter after school. We realized that this month, we could actually spend a whole day together since with Christmas vacation, school was not a concern. We brainstormed lots of possibilities for our day together and finally decided to watch Season 1 of Call the Midwife - 6 hours worth!
Have you seen it? It's a wonderful British history drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Lee. The series is set in the East End of London in 1957. In Season 1, Jenny begins to live and work at Nonnatus House with nuns and other nurses who serve as midwives to the impoverished community. The midwives each have very distinct personalities and are all very loveable. You're really able to see and feel what Jenny goes through as she adjusts to this life, which is very different from what she's used to. The actresses and actors are marvelous. We love this series!
Each of us contributed food for our day. We started the morning with a breakfast of English Toad in the Hole and Clementine oranges with hot tea (of course)!
English Toad in the Hole1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 pound sausages (I used Vermont Maple Breakfast Sausage Links)
1 tablespoon oil
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In medium bowl, beat together flour, salt, egg, and milk and let
stand while you fry the sausages.
3. In a skillet, fry sausages in oil for 5 minutes on each side.
4. Pour batter over sausages.
5. Place skillet in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Make sure your skillet is the kind that can go in the oven!
After frying, I cut each sausage into thirds to make them bite-sized.
We had quiche and salad for lunch (along with more tea). Then we paused for teatime in the early evening.
We had some fun English foods for our tea. (I forgot to take a photo of the delicious scones with clotted cream and lemon curd.)
We need to watch Season 2 (8 hours worth!) before March 30, when Season 3 begins!
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