Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sweet Nothings

Hague is away, he's seeing his boys for a long weekend and so I'm home alone with The Boo and Flumpy. One of whom is snoring beside me on the sofa, the other is sleeping on my trainers in the cupboard under the stairs. Welcome to my world....

Despite a late night last night, I was up at the reasonable time of 11am, and got stuck into my usual routine when Hague is away - catching up on many, many episodes of Come Dine With Me. I'd been up 2 hours before I realised I was REALLY hungry and so sorted myself out a nice breakfast.

Sausages in the oven for 20 minutes, and the rest takes minutes, nothing better for a lazy day :) 
In the true essence of a day of doing absolutely nothing, after watching quite a few hours of CDWM, I was hungry again and went for the easy old option of pasta! Today's was served with spinach, courgette and mushroom and a blue cheese sauce...yep, blue cheese sauce.

Just a HeA of Philly and a HeB of Stilton stirred into the pasta and veg at the last minute - as always with the Philly sauce it tastes really rich and creamy and really doesn't taste syn free in the slightest, and it only takes a few minutes!!

This afternoon's very stressful activity was a lovely, long bath. I pampered myself from head to toe, with a face mask, many bubbles and a good ol' scrub. Just wonderful! As you can tell, the body magic is on the back foot a wee bit today ;)

Whilst spending the rest of the evening STILL watching CDWM I've managed to prepare myself some dinner. A curry loaf that was brought along to our taster night at group by Claire. I tried it and it was absolutely gorgeous, so I vowed to give it a easy task you would think? No. Chickpea dahl from Asda is used in the recipe as it's syn free, and it's been like rocking horse poo since that taster group! I finally got hold of some yesterday and so I could make the loaf!

Curry Loaf

1 tin of Asda or Morrisons chickpea dahl (as it's syn free)
1 packet of batchelors savoury rice (I used the mild curry flavour)
3 eggs

Cook the rice according to the instructions, and when it's done, stir in the dahl. Beat the eggs, stir them in and pour the mixture in to a loaf tin (I lined mine with foil) then bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until it's set.

It's really minimal effort, it just takes a bit of time as you have to wait for the rice to cook (20 minutes) and then bake the loaf (40-50), but if you aren't in a rush, but don't want to put in too much effort in it's perfect!

It was delicious, really tasty. Although I think leaving it to cool a bit longer might have been better as I left quite a lot of it on the foil....but Boo will enjoy that lol! The taste was good though, and it's nice cold as well, another half now, half for work meal. I'm rather fond of those, as you might have guessed!

It's now closing in on midnight, and I'm still watching Come Dine With Me. Some grapes will finish off my meals for the day, and so will end a day of wonderful nothingness :)

Food Diary

Free Food
chickpea dahl
savoury rice

Healthy Extras
A - 75g of Philadelphia Light
B - 30g of Stilton

3 Quorn sausages                   3
3 x 25ml measures of vodka   7 1/2

Total                                       10 1/2

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