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Wait, so I can talk about procrastination as a way to procrastinate? Awesome.
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theo_harrison wrote in procrastrs_r_us

I'm supposed to be doing lesson plans for my surprise!Home Ec class.  The obvious thing to do is start trying out recipes instead.  I'm excusing this procrastination by declaring it to be constructive research (as is browsing every recipe site on the internet while I wait for this mushroom suet pud to cook.  Honest.) 

I think really I need to stop rationalising my procrastination.  I'll always call something research, or say I can't possibly start project X until I have part Y.

(I also really need to do some garden work, but it's raining, so we're going to have a lesson plans vs. gardening procrastination death battle once the weather improves.)

Also, I use my 'working' icon to guilt trip myself into working.  Because I'd be lying if I don't actually do some work when using it.  :P

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OMG, I love my slow cooker so much. It pretty much got me through university in one unstarved piece.

:D

I should have had one since the first year, it would have made things a lot easier! But for some reason I only got the hankering for one a few years back (the parents kindly obliged for Christmas).


My family gave me mine as a 'going away to uni' present (along with more rice than I could shake a stick at, a recipe book, and a crate of tinned veg/fruit)

Between that lot and my housemates trusting best before dates over their own senses (and me catching them before whatever it was got thrown in the bin - it became something of a running joke) I was safe from hunger. :D

Okay, my verdict on the recipe is that the chestnuts make the filling taste a little too sweet, but otherwise it's very, very tasty and I'm going to be using the pastry case part and experimenting with fillings. :)

Good to hear that it went well! I've never cooked with chestnuts before, so I'm looking forward to next week when I'll have the time to go get ingredients for this.

BTW, any idea if worcestershire sauce or similar would work instead of port? (I'm teetotal, and even though I'm happy to use booze in food, I just don't keep any around the house).

I'm not sure about worcestershire sauce, since the chestnuts make it quite sweet... *ponders this* It could work, but I'm really bad at predicting how flavours will turn out so I don't want to do the blithe "yeah, yeah that'll work!" thing.

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