It’s that time of year: midway between Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night, where the dark, cold sky seems to be filled with the scent of woodburing stoves, coal fires and fireworks.
Tarbert Youth Group had their fireworks display on Friday night, and Lochgilphead’s Lantern Parade and bonfire was last night.
Here, @TheWelshWookie and I always celebrate with a bowl of amazing Bangers ‘n’ Beans soup:
4 or 6 sausages (we used mexican chilli sausages this year)
4 or 6 new potatoes- just leave the skin on- chopped
A can of haricot beans
A pint of chicken stock
A carton of passata
As @TheWelshWookie doesn’t measure, I’m afraid I can’t be specific about quantities. Let’s say ‘to taste’ 🙂
Grill the sausages. Cool slightly and cut into chunks.
In a large pot, add the stock, passata, haricot beans and potatoes and bring to the boil for a minute or two.
Add the paprika, oregano and worcestershire sauce.
Add the sausages. Bring back to the boil.
Simmer for 30 minutes or so.
Enjoy with homemade wholemeal bread.
Weather: cold and wet, I ran on the treadmill again
Trainers: Nike FreeRun +5
Pile on the Miles so far: 17k