They’re the ham and cheese muffins from Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen, which I have to say I cook a darn sight more from than the couple of her husband’s cookbooks I own. It’s a simple recipe, basically a savoury muffin with ham and cheese, I’ve cooked it before and it always tastes delicious, however it’s been one of those recipes that have gone back into th metaphysical recipe cupboard, never to be used (until tonight) since we worked out that a lot of Boy Lacer’s problems were due to cow’s milk (sigh, I so miss making macaroni cheese and lasagna, yes I know you can make cows milk free macaroni but it’s a hassle and also more expensive and as for the lasagna, well my favourite, guaranteed to work lasagna recipe involves a tin of condensed cream of tomato soup which well, contains cream). Anyway I decided to dust down this recipe tonight, having to go to the hassle of dividing the ingredients into two bowls, a ‘normal’ bowl and a ‘cow dairy free’ bowl (I used Pure instead of butter and hard goats cheese and goats milk) and making sure I wasn’t going to mix anything up or contaminate anything, I made 6 between me, Mr. Lacer and Girl Lacer and 6 for Boy Lacer (he does have some luck).
All this hassle was because Boy Lacer finally has a psych appointment tomorrow, even though he is now alot happier than he was when he was referred back in November and the appointment is at 11am and is for an hour, so I am desperately hoping the appointment is on time because even if it is it’ll only give me 50 minutes to get Girl Lacer to nursery (who by the way after her morning milking her cold for all it’s worth, was so much better she went to nursery absolutely fine this afternoon). So with a very rushed lunch in mind I thought the ham and cheese muffins would be perfect.
Other than that, may I urge you, if you’re at all UK based and interested in making sure that Shakespeare is taught to our children in a way that is actually interesting, to check out the RSC’s campaign and add your signature, as they so rightly point out, Shakespeare was a dramatist and should be studied as such, not dryly, as purely words on paper. I just hope that when my children get to Shakespeare in school it’s taught by someone who believes in the RSCs principals. Oh I’m getting more and more excited about seeing Hamlet in August.
Oh and one more absolutely final note and on the more immediate future, me and Girl Lacer have just signed up for our first race together (she’s 4), we’re doing the Sport Relief Mile, in central London in a couple of weekends time, she may very just run faster than me.