(For some reason I got confused and posted part of this in the wrong thread)
Went shopping on the way home from the stables and found some UK-grown asparagus. First of the season. Thin baby spears just begging to be steamed simply and served with melted butter. I had a sorting out in the chest freezer yesterday and found a lonely 4 bird roast - chicken, goose, duck and turkey with stuffing in the middle - left unused since Christmas. Needed eating so I thawed it and having it for dinner tonight with roast potatoes and "garden" peas and the asparagus. Serendipity indeed.
The 4 birds will last me for most of the coming week.
Incidentally, the birds came from Aldi's freezer compartment!
I rarely buy meat in supermarkets but this was an impulse buy that turned out to be excellent. However, because I'd allowed myself to be seduced by television cooks telling me I absolutely must
use a meat thermometer in order to cook meat properly, I abandoned common sense and my trusty thin bladed knife that I usually use for testing meat for cooked-ness and used the meat thermometer and the meat was a little dry. It tastes very good despite that. Not expensive either IIRC