Cauliflower cheese

This is for Kate. She’s been asking for lots of our recipes now that she has to cook for herself. So here you are:

Ingredients

Cauliflower for 3 or 4
1 oz (28g) of butter
1 oz (28g) of plain flour
½ pint of milk – semi-skimmed
Cheese – grated – around 2 or 3 oz (56g to 84g)

The ingredients make enough for 3 to 4 people, so double for 6-8 etc…

Instructions

Put the butter on a microwavable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to melt completely.

Then add the plain flour and whisk until combined.

Microwave for 30 seconds. Add the milk gradually, making sure that it’s whisked thoroughly to get all lumps out. Once all milk is in, add the grated cheese.

Microwave in 1 minute increments, taking out and whisking, then microwaving again and again until the mixture is thick.

(What it should look like when thickened)

Boil the cauliflower for about 5 minutes, just to soften it up. Drain the cauliflower and then transfer it to an oven proof dish. Pour the cheese sauce over, trying to cover all of the florets of cauliflower.

(Circular Pyrex dish above)

Place the dish in the oven for 30 minutes at about 170C.

During cooking, you are likely to get burnt spots (which we love).

(The floret on the right has an example of a burnt spot)

Serve and Enjoy!

Sunday 16th bike ride

Today we decided to go on a different route, one which we did last year and haven’t done since. I was told we were only going out for a short ride (which is about 9 miles for us). 25 miles later(!) we got home… So here is the route we took today.


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We saw a lot of other cyclists today! But today there was one part of the bike ride where there was some rather close cars passing (one the road from Gamlingay to Potton). Ones to point out are K?51 HSC.. and V61 ??? The first who passed so close it was quite frankly dangerous.. and the second who beeped us (yes ok, one of us was near the centre line, but it wasn’t necessary) .

Custom t-shirts for the London to Cambridge bike ride

Since this is the first bike ride we are participating in, we decided to get t-shirts printed 🙂

So I had a look around on the internet and there are a lot of places that will print custom t-shirts, but I decided to give T-shirt Studio a try. I was a little apprehensive as I couldn’t find a single review online and I prefer to know I’m not just funding a pension fund somewhere, but will get my goods.

Anyway, I went through the design process (even managed to get the heading on to two lines, with sub text underneath – exactly what I wanted).

We weren’t sure what sizes to pick, so we went for one size smaller than the recommended size guide. I usually buy size 10 (occasionally 12) tops, so I chose medium. Mum usually buys size 12 tops and she went for the large.

I chose to pay a small amount extra for the recorded second class. Anyway, the payment went through, I received a confirmation e-mail a few minutes later, then nothing for a few days.

I then got an e-mail stating that the parcel had been sent and was given a tracking number. Two days later the parcel arrived! At first I wasn’t sure how two tops could fit in a parcel about 20 cm by 20 cm and half a cm deep, but they were both in there.

I was very impressed! The quality is excellent and the printing is great, and the sizes we chose fitted us both very well. So I would definitely recommend this company if you’re looking for custom t-shirts.

So what do the t-shirts look like?

(The fronts)

(The backs)

Thanks T-shirt Studio!