Friday, January 14, 2011

Toad in the hole and my trusty side kick........

Decided to make Toad in the Hole for supper on Thursday, as we haven't had it in ages.  We had peas and gravy with ours, but to make it stretch further you could add mashed potatoes.
Toad In The Hole


1 lb sausages
4oz all purpose/plain flour
pinch of salt
1 egg
250ml or 1/2 pint milk
lard of shortening

Mix flour and salt in a basin, make a hollow in the centre and drop in egg.

Stir with a wooden spoon and add liquid gradually, until all the flour is worked in.

Beat well and add remaining liquid.

Skin sausages and cut in half.  Place in a dish with a few bits of shortening and cook in a hot oven 425 oF for about 10 minutes.

Pour batter over the partly cooked sausages and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Now for my trusty side kick.  We have been close these past couple of days as it has been snowing.  I will say she has earned her keep this year and I would hate to be without her!!!
The one good thing about Thursday's weather though, was that although it was minus 12 oC because there was no wind it felt a lot warmer.  On Wednesday it was a similar temperature, but because there was a wind it felt so much colder.  In fact my poor eyes were stinging with the cold on Wednesday.

We are in for another dumping of snow on Saturday and one next Tuesday.  So I am guessing me and my side kick will be very close over this next week!!


Tracey said...

Yum! I love Toad in the hole. xxx

Valerie said...

Heehee an invite to dinner would be nice. So that's what a snow blower looks like. One would have been really useful this winter.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've never had Toad In The Hole Gill, so I think you should invite me to dinner sometime, it looks delicious!!

That's quite a friend you have there, do you have the same love-hate relationship with it that you do the tractor? :-)))

Star said...

Toad in the hole is one of my favourite dishes. It is so warming and comforting. I love comfort food. I've never seen a snow clearer up close and personal before. It's quite something, isn't it!

Anonymous said...

Good grief, the blades on that beast Gill! It is hammering down with rain over here still, we've got lakes forming now!


Jane and Chris said...

When we first moved here we used to have a snowblower like the one you have. It took 4-5hrs to clear the drive;we now have an attachment on the tractor and it takes an hour to clear the drive!
Jane x

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

It sounds like your weather has been similar to ours, Gill. I just keep wishing you would keep those cold arctic winds up there!

Good luck to you when your plumber comes out with his camera. We had to have that done at our Arizona house ~ turns out tree roots had grown through and were blocking the pipe. So, then they had to send a drill down the shoot. Gack!

Wishing you a very blessed day!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

What a Brilliant machine. made in Britain?

LizBeth said...

Please, please keep that snow up there! I want you to have all the fun with that blower. We don't have such things, so the snow would be wasted on us. ~Liz

Karine said...

I was so curious when I saw 'Toad in the hole' in the title for this post, I had no clue what it was!!! I thought that 'trusty sidekick' was referring to the food! We're oging to be getting snow here tomorrow and Tuesday as well, but not nearly as much as you by the sound of it. They're talking about 5cm tomorrow and 10 cm on Tuesday which is not so bad.

Scrappy quilter said...

Yep, sending a large amount of snow your way. We've gotten 8 cms already and have a snow warning out. Hugs

Jake said...

Just dropping by to say Hi as I have not been catching up on my reading this week.
I've never had Toad in the Hole either, strangely enough considering where I'm from. Not sure DH would like it...
Still working away on trying to get Swagbucks set up. If/When I do is there a way I can credit you for introducing me?

Kim said...

I grew up with calling an egg cooked in bread/toast as a toad in a hole. Guess I was wrong?

Rose said...

You and your sidekick will either be best buddies or the worst of friends by the time this winter is over!