Ohemgee, the last episode of Kirstie Allsopp's Homestyle was HILARIOUS!! I was slightly on the fence about whether or not Kirstie and I would get on in the real world (I adore her, but am slightly intimidated by her jolly-hockeysticks-competitive-head-girl demeanour, as the nerdy kid of the class I think she would have ignored me at school), but no more I say!
After this episode, which saw me almost crying with laughter while she made sausages, I'm sure we'd be firm friends in no time. As soon as they introduced the 'making sausages' segment of the programme, my brain erupted in a flurry of inappropriate jokes for that time of night before the watershed. I mean, come on, you can't use words like 'meat', 'length', 'girth' without attracting some raised eyebrows. Or in my case, mischievous, school girl giggling. Watching Kirstie attempt to squeeze sauasage meat (tee hee) into long, girthy tubes of pig intestine (hahaha) whilst simultaneously trying to keep her hair out of her face, her cheeks going pink with the effort of holding in the laughter....HAHAHAHA, I can't keep it in, even as I type this!
Ahem. Rearranges self.
There were some lovely recipes in this episode. The Christmas Ham is definitely one I'm going to try as soon as possible, no way am I waiting for Christmas to cook that bad boy. Sure, I'm going to try a smaller scale, less expensive version for 2 people instead of 12 but my mouth is watering even as we speak, thinking about it.
I'd also love to try the mulled cider recipe from this episode. Especially if I can make it outside over a camp stove "like a witch" in the lovely lady's own words. This would be perfect for autumn, there's already a nip in the air after all. I had my first port of the season this weekend...any excuse for a tipple to be honest.