Good food from fresh ingredients
I don't always use fresh ingredients, but I like to think my food is good. I sometimes ask Mr FD "Would you rather have a wife who was a good cook or a good cleaner?" He always replies "A good cook!" I hope he thinks I am one!! Well, he does (almost always) finish what's on the plate, and from time to time, actually picks up the plate and licks it!!! So I feel it can't be that bad!
Sometimes he even has to fight off the cats! (This isn't one of ours. This is a beautiful Scottish fold cat - look at those dinky folded over ears!) Here is another Scottish fold kitten - bless!
Anyway, off the cats and back to food!
TODAY: Spanish omelette, wedges and salad
SUNDAY: Roast beef, yorkshire pudding, roast potato, parsnip, carrots and broccoli. Nom, nom! A couple of weeks ago Carrefour were selling joints of beef as a BOGOF offer. Although they weren't on my list, it seemed too good to miss, so I bought the two smallest ones - 11€ worth for 5,50€. They went in the freezer and I have decided to cook one tomorrow. Mr FD loves a good roast dinner.
Ooh, doesn't that make your mouth water (if you're not vegetarian, that is!)
MONDAY: Cold roast beef, chips and beans.
TUESDAY (5:2 DAY) Well, semi 5:2 day really. I've got a rather gruelling 6.5 hours of lessons today, with a new group, so I've decided just to semi-fast. An egg for breakfast, soup-and-an-apple for lunch, plus a low calorie dinner. Which is going to be veggie curry.using a courgette, carrot, mushrooms, peppers and a bit of aubergine. Possibly with a bit of rice too.
WEDNESDAY: I'm planning on doling out the beef carefully (I hope it doesn't shrink too much!) so there's enough for a beef-and-mushroom (possibly mostly mushroom!) stroganoff
This will be adapted slightly as the beef will already be cooked. To have with rice and a green vegetable (possibly broccoli) Mr FD will be in charge of cooking this, as I will be at dancing until late.
This weekend I really must watch a couple of videos and try to practise. Here is a link to some fine Asiatic Line Dancers dancing "The Boat from Liverpool" a lot better than I do at the moment!
I come from Liverpool. I feel I shouldn't be falling over my feet with this one!
THURSDAY: It's my last lesson with my two fun students Barbara and Thierry, so Barbara has invited me to lunch at her house. So I will be just having soup for supper, while Mr FD will have a mushroom-pesto-chorizo-pasta combo.
FRIDAY: 5:2 DAY Coming home late-ish from teaching-and-shopping, I require something either that Mr FD doesn't mind cooking, or that is very quick to prepare. He's a good cook, but I always feel a bit guilty asking him to cook after a day's work - which is daft, because that's what I often do!!! So, tonight's planned meal is Roast chicken legs with roast vegetables. A bit like this recipe but without the potatoes, and with some aubergine. All Mr FD needs do is chop some veg, throw it all in a roasting pan and dob the honey-and-worcester-sauce on top. Bish-bash-bosh, as I believe a certain Jamie Oliver used to say. I'm thinking that without the potatoes the calorie count will be down a bit from 378, making it good for 5:2 day
I'm certainly doing OK with my plan to try to post more...sometimes over at The Teapot, and sometimes here. Thank you to everyone who reads and/or comments. Here I try to answer comments on the following post, at The Teapot I try to answer in the comments box directly.
No comments to answer from the last post here - but, to be fair, there wasn't much to comment on!!