After the terrible weather again yesterday, I am surprised there is any blossoms left on this tree. The wind was so strong it filled our house with red dirt that I need to clean up today. This still happened with every window and door closed, the dirt still found it's way in. Still no rain unfortuneatly. At least it's a better day today which allows me to go outside to sweep up before the next lot of wind. You can see how dry the ground is, these will need a water soon.
I have done some patchwork but I can't claim this as one of my own. I have a friend who is an obsessive quilter and so I bought my quilts from her. An Australian theme is used on this one.
Left over Tuna Patties from last night's dinner. I have fond memories of my grandmother serving tuna/fish patties at times when we would visit her as children. I was thinking of her while making these ones, funny how simple things bring back memories.
Tuna Patties with Lemon Dill Sauce
425gms can tuna, drained
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups packaged dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon milk, extra
30gms butter, extra
2 tablepoons oil
Lemon Dill Sauce
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill,
or 1 teaspoon dried dill leaf tips
*Peel potatoes and cook in boiling water until just soft. Drain, mash until smooth.
*Melt butter in a saucepan, add onion and carrot, and saute on low heat for 5 mins.
*Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper and stir until smooth.
*Gradually add milk, stirring all the time. Stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat.
*Add tuna and mashed potatoes. Allow to cool (this makes it easier to shape into patties)
*Shape mixture into 12 patties.
*Coat each patty with extra flour, dip in combined beaten egg and milk, and coat with breadcrumbs.
*Heat extra butter and oil in a large pan. Cook patties until well browned on both sides and heated through.
*Drain on absorbent paper.
*In a pan, blend cornflour with a little of the milk. Add dill, lemon juice, garlic and the remainder of the milk.
*Stir constantly over low heat until mixture boils and thickens.
*Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream, then reheat without boiling.
*Pour over hot tuna patties.
Have a great day.