Friday dinner failure

ANOTHER slow start to the day – I just can’t get my butt moving in the morning these days. Started the day with a cup of tea and one and half oatmeal cookies.

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Later breakfast was 4 cruskits with spreadable cheese before heading out the door for a before school meeting with Amy’s teacher. The meeting went well and Amy’s teacher is trying to find ways to challenge her at school and stop her from being bored. After the meeting I listened the kids read in Christy’s class, then went and filled some orders for the uniform shop. Last stop before returning home was returning a book to the library.

I made another cup of tea and grabbed 2 cookies for morning tea. I took this over to Mum’s and Dad’s (next door) to show Dad all the info that had come in about the motorhome we are hiring in the UK.

Todays lunch was a bowl of cheesy potato chowder.

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More travel plans this afternoon. I had fun playing with google maps – checking out photos of the places we’ll be staying out. I can’t tell you how excited I got when I saw this… View Larger Map

My afternoon snack with plum spread and camambert on my favourite crackers.

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I was a bit munchy this afternoon so also had a small bag of popcorn.

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And many cups of tea :-).

Tonights dinner was supposed to be vegetable korma. But unfortunately I managed to burn it and turned to mush. We tried it…

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but it didn’t taste real good so I went back to the kitchen to make dinner no.2. Tofu slabs, basmati rice and sweet potato. Much better.

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We ate this while watching Braveheart (as the girls had dinner at Nan’s). Great movie but I bailed again at the end (when he gets tortured) – I only ever watched that part once at the movies (and was VERY close to leaving the theatre). Needless to say I’m not planning to visit any dungeons in the UK!

Cookies and beans

Boy was it chilly out this morning – so I was glad today was an indoor workout day. After my workout I made a green smoothie for myself, scrambled eggs & toast for Amy, and toast & fruit for Christy.

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Amy wasn’t well today so stayed home from school. I did a bit of tidying, got Christy off to school, had a shower and sat and relaxed for a bit.

Part two of breakfast was some cruskits with spreadable cheese.

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Then on with the house cleaning. After doing downstairs I stopped for a cup of tea and handful of tiny teddies!!!

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I then cleaned upstairs. Lunch today with stirfried veggies and tofu with red quinoa. I’m not sure if I ate too much or it just didn’t agree with me today but I felt so sick afterwards (and I didn’t eat the whole bowl). It was very strange.

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A few hours later I was feeling better and enjoyed a small orange choc bar with yet another tea.

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Once I was feeling better I made some more oatmeal cookies and got started on tonights dinner – Black Bean Burgers. Both were made in Mum’s food processor – so much easier than the Vita Mix. I did have a blender but gave it away a few months ago as I NEVER used it!!!! Now I need to buy one – oops – but I least I can buy a better model :-).

Mum & Dad got home from a 3 week trip today and bought us these goodies.

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I especially look forward to trying the tea.

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Afternoon tea with a bowl of leek and potato soup.

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And one of the cookies – which was just as delicious as I remembered. You’d never know these have chick peas in them :-).

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Tonights dinner was black bean burgers – which unfortunately got left in the oven too long and therefore were a bit dry, mashed potatoes and corn.

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The burgers were tasty though so I will definitely try them again.

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After dinner we of course had to sample some of the goodies Mum bought back from us. I had two of each. So yummy!

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Blissful Friday

Suffered a disturbed sleep after waking up at 1.3am so woke up feeling rather groggy at 6.30am. Not enough time to do the red carpet ready workout I had planned but still time to do one of the SAS-E workouts that take around 20mins. When I was finished the girls decided they were ready for breakfast so I had my green smoothie with them.

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Then it was time to shower, referee the girls arguements, and get ready to head out the door. Since breakfast had been so early and I wouldn’t be home until after 12pm I packed a snack to have later.

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We arrived at school just after the bell had gone. I helped with reading for half an hour then had my wrap (mountain bread with hummus, cheese, cucumber and spouts) in the car on the way to the beauticians, where I had a very relaxing manicure and pedicure. Bliss!!

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Then on the way home I ate the tropical muffin. Which, of course, meant I wasn’t hungry for lunch right away. When I did eventually get around to lunch I whipped up some stir fried veggies with tofu and pineapple, served on some brown rice. Boy was this good. And totally appropriate for this chilly day.

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This must have been spot on because I didn’t even think about eating again until 4.30pm (lunch had been around 1.30pm). It still amazes me that after all these years I am finally learning it’s possible to go hours without food!! I still wasn’t real hungry but knew I’d need something before dinner so I had a bowl of soup.

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Dinner was a veggie snitzel with homemade “fries” and veg. I ate it all but was rather full at the end. Think it will be end of my days eats.

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Out and about

I was woken up early this morning by Bailey being sick. Eventually at 5.30am I gave up on going back to sleep and got out of bed. Of course with him not feeling well a walk was out of the question. This plan to walk every day is NOT working out very well. Started the day with a cup of tea and chocolate muffin.

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After dropping Amy at AG I headed off into town for some shopping. Before heading home at 11.30am I got an iced chocolate from Gloria Jeans as I was rather hungry (not suprising when I didn’t have a proper breakfast).

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I also picked up this parcel which I was very excited to recieve. So fun to have leftovers in….

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I even used it for afternoon tea as well…

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While Christy was having her singing lesson Amy and I went to a coffee shop. I had a tea and a mouthful of Amy’s lemon tart – but it was too sweet for me.

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Dinner was an easy one tonight – potato gnocchi with cheese sauce.

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