I've had a lovely day and received lots of Mothers Day gifts, cards, calls and wishes. We stayed home together and did some much-needed organisation at a laid-back pace.
Among my various gifts was this dump-shop find. It's a fire-box on legs. Well, that's how I describe it! Obviously it's not glamorous but I saw it's potential when I first spotted it - and $10 was a bargain price! Nick lit our first fire in it today, around lunchtime and stacked up the wood to create lots of coals. By 3:00pm we were ready to start cooking.
What are we cooking? We're hoping it will be something special. It looked good on Nick's latest 4WD Action DVD. Roothy made a marinade of honey, soy and marmalade. He added some chilli powder also. We aren't as heat tolerant, so scaled back the chilli but kept the other proportions the same - equal thirds. I marinaded a rolled pork shoulder roast in the mix while the coals were being generated.
It smells great, so fingers crossed it will be a taste sensation - as cleaning the burnt marinade off the camp oven will be a mission!