Thursday, August 01, 2013
The title is one of my favourite sayings, and as far as I know it is specifically of Cornish origin, where I woz brought up. Of course, if you know different, I'm all ears. :-)
I use it a lot, which gives you some indication of how well organised I am these days. LOL
Anyhow, that was yesterday, and I gave up playing catch-up and losing, so went to bed blogless.
But this is now. :-)
Am I the only person who is finding the days shooting past faster than the speed of light?
Yesterday was cool and delightful. Today is sticky and very much not delightful.
Aside from the tasty noms from Waitrose.
They are very delightful! :-)
I came home with doughnut peaches, and sliced melon, and all manner of tasty freggie treats, and for lunch I popped some cold smoked rainbow trout fillets on my plate, along with some beetroot, and I baked little courgette buns to go with it. Yummy!
Ok, hold the phone...
That's what I said, yes. :-)
What are they? Well, they are sort of baby baked omelette buns really.
You simply set your oven to 200C, 400F, gas 6, and lightly grease four sections of a fairy bun tin or a muffin tin. Then you grate up a medium courgette (or about 4 or 5 of those baby ones) to about 100g or thereabouts, pop it in a bowl, add one egg and about 25g (more or less, your choice) of grated parmesan or other Italian cheese (I use a blend of Italian cheeses already grated so dead easy to measure out) and stir it all together with a fork. Spread the mix between the four greased sections, packing it in and gently firming it down. Then you pop it in the oven for 15-18 mins until the edges are golden. Pop on a plate and they are ready to eat. Really delish! And they have to be one of the easiest things I've ever prepared. Didn't even take five minutes to sort out.
I'm loving being back on Spark more regularly. I've even started to organise my team challenges so that this month I might actually manage to keep up with them! There is a lot of walking involved, what with the Step to the Beat team and the Leslie Sansone Team :-)
Well, better brave the heat and water the veggies. They must be feeling parched!
Hope you are having a great day!
Monday, July 29, 2013
Took me a few seconds to realise what was going on, but when I did I laughed so hard that I just had to share!
I think this is as good as any Spark Motivational Poster, don't you? *grin*
In other news...
I have made a veggie chilli in my slow cooker today. It has over 2400g of veg and beans in it. This means that split into six portions, each portion has all five of my five a day in it! Can't be bad, eh?
Going to throw a portion over a baked potato tonight. Yummy! Hope I don't miss!
Actually, I'm calling it chilli but it doesn't have any chilli in it. Just cumin, cinnamon, and lots of fresh coriander. Not a chilli fan really. :-)
The plan was for a meat free Monday, but as all great ideas I have these days, if not immediately written down to remind me, it stays in my head for all of two seconds and I had ham and chicken satay on my lunch platter. It was only as I was writing this blog that I remembered. Doh! Menopausal memory! Fun!!! LOL
I know, I'll try Freggie Friday instead this week. :-)
In not so good news, I'm back baking my own cakes, but when I added up the ingredients I realised that a small slice of my victoria sponge is 350 ish calories! Big Ouch! So I'll make small butterfly buns instead from now on. They are about half the calories of that cake slice! The fun thing with fairy cakes or butterfly buns is that you can make a one egg quantity, and that is enough for a whole week of treats. It also means that I can make one egg's worth in my fave flavour, and another egg's worth in Tara's fave flavour. That way we are both happy. :-)
One egg basic fairy cake recipe? What's that, I hear you ask...
What you do is weigh the egg in its shell, and whatever that weight is, that is the weight you use for the rest of the ingredients, so if the egg weighs 65g, you weigh out 65g each of butter or marg, caster sugar and flour. Cream the butter and sugar together than mix in the egg and flour alternately, and you have enough basic mix for 6 or 7 fairy cakes. Add fruit or whatever you fancy to the mix before splitting it between the bun cases and around ten mins or so at gas 5 and there they are. Delish buns!
Hope you've had / are having a great day!
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