Afterwards we both watched another episode of “The Queen’s Castles” which was about Holyroodhouse Palace. A palace about which I knew very little. A lot of its history was centred around Mary Queen of Scots and her tragic existence. It centred very much in the continuous battle between the Scots and the English which was finally resolved after the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Although the Scots still clung to the Stuart cause for many a long year and I think deep down, there are Scots today who would welcome a Stuart on the throne. The name of the palace came from the Abbey, now in ruins, which is close by and Holyrood means Holy Cross.
In passing I will mention my bowling was mostly disastrous although Matt’s was not.
My cleaning lady problem is causing me a headache. Monday my original girl came in to clean bringing a friend with her who has been her support for a while. But, I still don’t know if she is ready to come back to work or not, so I still don’t know what to do about the couple who are coming to me on the 6th. If they do come it’s gonna be a pretty pricey couple of weeks for me as far as cleaning goes. I don’t want to tell them not to come at the last minute though. I really don’t know what to do. I would rather keep our original girl, she is very good, we are friends, and I don’t have to explain what I want done any more. She promised she would drop in later in the week. I’ve got bald patches from tearing out my hair.
We used to do a recipe similar to this years ago, always delicious, when I saw this one on Cooking.com, I thought it was an ideal appetiser for the season.
Bacon-Wrapped Water ChestnutsContributed By: Diana,
Make these simple appetizers and they'll be the first to run out at a gathering. Just 5 ingredients make these delicious treats!
2 cans whole water chestnuts
12 oz bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chilli sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Wrap drained chestnuts in 1/3 piece of bacon and fasten with a toothpick. Place in two foil lined pie plates or cake pans. Mix brown sugar, chilli sauce and mayonnaise.Pour over chestnuts and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until bacon is crisp.
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