denoting something that has proven in the past to be effective or reliable.
"a tried-and-tested recipe"
Yesterday I decided to make a couple of lemon cakes when I got home from work - they're a favourite both at home and at work. While they were baking i decided to re-arrange some of the kitchen cupboards - very therapeutic.
I also made a start on a small gift stitch - the kit came with the magazine and I knew just the person who I thought would appreciate it.
Today it is out eldest sons birthday and we are going out there for BBQ to celebrate - fingers crossed the Sun will be shining.