Actually, I’d rather it didn’t! We didn’t have a lot of snow last night, but it was enough to make the roads feel dangerous and cause cowardly me to panic all the way to Tesco this morning! I know, I know, America and Kent and Canada are all deeply buried and I had about 1 inch, but the trouble is we just aren’t prepared for it here, especially as this is a fairly rural area, and I don’t have snow chains or four wheel drive or anything. Plus, like I said, I’m a coward… Bits of the area look pretty still, if you look past the brown slush at the side of the road!
I did nearly all my Christmas shopping, just need to get some nice cheeses for the cheese platter I’m planning, (a strong blue for M and a mild brie or camembert) and a couple of ready made ‘party food’ packs to bulk up the stuff I’m making myself and I’m all sorted.
Before deciding to brave the weather I also did some baking prep, making the dough for my oatmeal, cranberry, poppy seed cookies. Its in the freezer uncooked at the moment, so I can bake them very fresh for everyone the day they visit, along with the world peace cookie dough.
Breakfast: All bran with peaches
Lunch: Vegetable soup (all gone now – so I’ve made another batch that will probably look exactly the same!!!) and a bacon sandwich (that I dipped into the soup and that was very yummy indeed!)
Dinner: I used my quorn bulgar bolognese (also a last portion I think) and added some sauteed courgette and garlic, plus a few squirt of Heinz ‘Twist of Chilli’ ketchup. Served with a bigger serving of pasta than I’ve had all year – and I really enjoyed it! (within calories don’t worry!)
Snacks: Protein smoothie; a rather odd mixture of pumpkin puree, natural yoghurt, and honey; and I have to confess I was naughty while I was down town. Tesco started doing pick’n’mix and I was stressed by the drive in, so I bought 2 chocolate brazil nuts, 2 chocolate raisins, a cube of vanilla fudge, and 2 sour ‘cola bottle’ sweets. And even so, based on the average sweet values held in WLR’s database, I’m still within calories!
Weight today: 10 st 3.4 lbs.