Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Trial by jar
I decided to make for dinner last night a lovely warming pasta dish as it was cold, raining, I'd wanted to make it for a few days & to show a kindness to Mike as he had been really kind to me by ordering me some books I really really wanted.
I had everything else prepared then I came to the jar of roasted peppers. Could I open it could I heck!
A good half an hour later I was nearly tearing my hair out in desperation. I had whacked the lid with a spoon, tried turning the lid with a tea towel & run the jar under the hot water tap. I'd even filled the sink with hot water &let it soak. Yes, I did google for instructions!
Would it budge - no it blinking didn't!!!!
I phoned Mike & with a slight hint of desperation asked how long he would be & with more desperation explained my plight when he said he would be quite some time yet.
'Pierce the lid with a sharp instrument' he told me 'It will release the vacuum'
Which I did & yes it did release the vacuum & still wouldn't let me open the jar!!!!!!!!
I had a brainwave & then Mike called
'Did you manage it'?
'Errrm yes darling, in a fashion - see you later I'm a little busy'
With one of Mikes good knives as I was at the point of chucking the jar at the wall to get to the peppers inside.
I'd like to day I was virtuous & served it with a lightly dressed salad & glass of water.
I wasn't, it was served with garlic bread & a large G&T
It was however absolutely delightful - Red pepper, sundried tomato & ricotta cannelloni.
I'd forgotten what a bind it was to stuff cannelloni tubes especially when ones is stressed but it made a lovely change from the usual spinach & ricotta cannelloni.