I’ve secretly been quite pleased with myself as I’ve finally managed to accomplish online shopping and home delivery.
However I’ve found some things can still go awry.
A case in point – a few days ago I made out a list to send to one supplier.
I badly needed brown sugar but my wrongly quoting one digit of the product number, meant I ended up with a large bag of mini marshmallows instead (a big disappointment at first).
This coincided with our household’s running out of lollies – somehow this isolation business has had me craving such things.
Turn the situation around!! I rummaged through cupboards and drawers in the house and (what once served as) the cooking school kitchen.
I managed to get together about 500g of bits and pieces of chocolate – several single little blocks, some chocolate covered wafers, a few dark choc melts in the bottom of a packet, and even some chocolate cases I’d purchased a couple of years ago but never used.
Add to this bounty about a cupful of red glace cherries, quite dark in colour so sitting neglected, a few walnuts and a very small jar of shredded coconut.
In a trice a nice big batch of Rocky Road was made from combining all of these, enough to satisfy any sweet cravings for many days to come.
Bonus? During the search I also found a packet of brown sugar so really I hadn’t needed it after all.
Therefore a happy ending all round.