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Farway wrote: »
ooops, I should've mentioned this was over 40 years ago, number 2 baby is now dad of 2, and they are both school age :):)
No more babies due unless my teenage grandchildren are less than careful;)
wort wrote: »
I made an all in one sponge cake earlier with dgson, we added ginger, and stem ginger to it, then I left it in too long, as I was descaling the coffee machine!
It will still get eaten ,I'm thinking of putting custard on it.
Adding custard solves most things, as does adding a pastry crust
The soup finished up very tasty, I find that creamy spud & celery is one soup that never fails for me. I have left it cooling and will eat it during the week, now thinking of making soda bread when I eat it. Sounds like meal planning :eek:, must resist, I prefer the mooch around for inspiration or YS meal method
MY piece of cod [nearly made a blooper there:D] turned out well, the pack was designed to be nuked but CFO means open it up and use one cod piece :rotfl: I just had to do that, the Devil was on my shoulder
Served with boiled new spuds & frozen peas as planned
Discovered the Tartare sauce I thought i had I did not have, and have used all the peas. I'll restock after Doc's tomorrow, maybe infect everyone in A4da
MrAPJI wrote: »
It was my first meeting at the ''Breakfast Club'' today. What a super bunch of chaps - all ages and from all walks of life - absolute pleasure to share their company. The breakfast was fantastic and such a wide choice. I chose : Porridge with berry compote; scrambled egg with smoked salmon bagel; almond croissant and a fresh fruit salad. I certainly don't feel like any lunch . Following breakfast, one of the chaps gave a talk about working as an airline pilot, which was really interesting. Anyway, so glad I joined the group
PasturesNew wrote: »
OK, so I was pacing about ... time came and went. I tried to phone, it went to answerphone; I left it... I tried from another phone and it went to answerphone (just in case he had my number plugged in and was ignoring me!).
Paced about for another 15 minutes and decided he wasn't coming, so got the last portion of that stew and spuds from the fridge and nuked those hot. Into a bowl, walked into the living room and .... he's arrived.
caronc wrote: »
Meals planned so far are:
Tonight - beef stew,
Monday- braised red cabbage with bratwurst sausages
Tuesday- spiced chicken with lentils
Wednesday - pork chop with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and spuds
Thursday - spag bol
Friday - cullen skink
Saturday - tbc (my son is up so will see what he is doing/wants to eat- with a bit of luck he'll volunteer to cook
Sunday - Rib roast of beef, cauli cheese, mash, yourkshires, carrots/peas and gravy. Lemon tart with berries & cream for pud (I'm cooking for my sister's birthday and rib roast was bought on SO ages ago so a nice treat since I'm not CFOing)
Lunches will be LOs, cheese or eggs though I might make some soup. The cabbage, chicken and spag bol will have spare portions so that will give me a wee stash of HM ready meals:)
Irenadler wrote: »
That all sounds so tasty... Trying not to drool on the keyboard!
I am trying to combine a diet, with buying yellow-stickered/reduced food, and trying not to buy for two people, keep failing on the last one, average on the reduced stuff, although I haven't cheated on the diet, despite the fact that the best reduced stuff next to the till were chocolate muffins, white bread, hot cross buns (is it Easter?), and a lovely looking iced carrot cake....
I only have to look downwards, and not see my feet, for the incentive to stick at it....;)
suki1964 wrote: »
If cooking for 2 is what works for you, then carry on and serve yours up on a plate, and the second portion straight into a dish that can be frozen and nuked. If you don't have the dishes from takeaways handy, £1land , Tesco, b&m etc all sell them. Cook once, eat twice
caronc wrote: »
Thanks Irenadler, at the end of the day if cooking for two works best for you do that. Just either have it twice or freeze one. (Just don't eat both at once :cool:) Although it's a CFO thread doesn't mean you need to cook single portions to post here though that works for some. I try a blend of batch cooking and single serve meals, if I overload on batch meals I find I'm eating the same things for ages or they just linger unduly in the freezer whereas if I only cook single serve I've no spares for days when I either cba or can't actually physically cook. I love cooking (and eating though thankfully I'm not a snacker or overly tempted by sweet things so tend to eat pretty much what I fancy for main meals and watch what I'm doing otherwise).
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