Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I regularly have ideas above my station as far as domesticity is concerned. So you can imagine how excited my Domestic Goddess side got when I saw this during a recent browse of the Emma Bridgewater catalogue:
This gravy jug is quite clearly exactly what I need to turn our Sunday Dinners into a sophisticated dining experience….
However, when I pointed out to Mr Frugal how much we needed this gravy boat, he had the cheek to laugh at me! Apparently, apart from the fact that one of our rather clumsy children would probably drop and smash it within two weeks, he also seems to think that it wouldn’t hold enough gravy for our gravy loving children. It’s for my own good that we don’t get one he said, as he really doesn’t want me having to get up every few minutes to refill it for them all, not after I’ve just cooked the meal. Isn’t that sweet!
So I won’t be getting my new gravy boat and I’ll just have to continue using the crap measuring jug I use now and having unsophisticated meals….
It’s a shame though, it would have looked lovely on our dining table because we do like our gravy in the Frugal Family. Mainly because Master Frugal is the fussiest eater in the history of fuss eaters but he loves his gravy and Yorkshire puddings so I make them a couple of times a week for him and Miss Frugal.
The recipe for Yorkshire Puddings is so simple and I’m sure I’ve shared it before on here but just in case you missed it you need 100g plain flour, 300ml milk, 2 eggs and a pinch of salt. Whisk it all together and the batter’s ready to go- How easy is that? Next you need to heat some oil in your bun tray in a pre heated oven (about 220 c). When the oil’s smoking you need to pour your batter in to the bun trays and cook for about 10 – 12 minutes, making sure you don’t open the door for at least 10 minutes or the puddings will end up like pancakes.
This post was written for The Friday Club over at Notes From Home. Pop over and have a look at what it’s all about and then join in with this week’s by sharing your child’s favourite recipe as I’d love some more inspration to tempt my fussy little eater.
Here are the other entries in this carnival:
Lins at Humming Along posts her tacos recipe.
Cherished By Me posts her chicken wraps recipe.
Jax at Making It Up posts her pizza recipe.
Not so single mum at Diary of a (not so) single mum posts her chicken and stuffing nuggets recipe.
Cass at Frugal Family posts her Yorkshire puddings recipe.
Jen at Table for Eight posts her fishcakes recipe.
Ella at Notes From Home posts her fried rice recipe.