I couldn't wait to get home last evening to see if the potted meat had set correctly. It set perfectly and looked great....but it was HORRIBLE, I mean really bad. It could have used a bit more salt and spice, that I could have lived with, but what really ruined it was that I hadn't simmered the meat long enough and it was like little hard nuggets suspended in the gelatine. Yuck, I will try again but not until I get over how gross the texture was. Blah. Dave found it on the counter where we had left it and he seemed to think it was terrific...good boy. But on a more positive note, I finally received the last of the 5 books I ordered for Christmas (photo credit Chapter Indigo).
And when I thumbed through it I came across a picture of Ruth Goodman sitting at a sewing machine exactly like mine:)
If you haven't watched Victorian Farm or Edwardian Farm, originally aired on BBC, you are missing something pretty special.