I hope you all had a good weekend, and for those in the U.K. a long Bank Holiday weekend that actually included sunshine for a change. I would first like to thank you all for your comments on my last post, wise words of advice from you all which are much appreciated. Looking back I remember feeling the same about our last home. I was very emotional over leaving, I wanted to take the door frame where I had marked the childrens' height on their birthdays. I couldn't even drive past for years because I didn't want to see the changes to it. Yes I am a soppy old thing.
On my week off I had a wonderful trip to London, followed by a week of decorating which has left me with a bad knee which I twisted going up and down the ladder. Topped off by a weekend with family including the three grandchildren. Oh and you remember I 'glutened' myself with bourbon while away? This week while chatting to a friend on the phone I picked up and ate the full of gluten hot cross bun instead of the gluten free ones I had bought. I must be having 'senior' moments!
Our weekend was spent searching for trolls in the woods, crabs in the rock pools and Easter bunnies
It was our youngest grandchilds' first trip to the beach, as you can see he was very excited. He actually slept the whole time!
Although I could do with another week off to get over the last one, I returned to work today and of course missed the glorious weather. It at last feels less like winter and my cherry tree is out in all it's showy best. Sadly the pink one hasn't flowered much for years. Anyway, being back to the usual routine means rushing to get something on the table when I get home so it was a store cupboard quick and simple meal this evening. Made up as I went along of course but here's what I did
BLACK BEAN BURGERS
Whizz one red onion in the food processor until finely chopped.
Add 1 tin/carton of black beans, drained.
1 - 2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce
Buckwheat flour, enough to make the mixture bind together.
Whizz again until mixed together.
Form into burgers and fry gently until crispy on the outside and heated through. Serve with lots of lovely salad and tomatoes in a gluten free burger bun with ketchup of course.
I try to use as many legumes as possible as they are a good source of protein for vegetarians. Black beans are also a good source of folic acid, magnesium, potassium and iron and are said to be good for your digestive system. A very quick, simple and healthy after work supper.