Cold weather equals soup

Another slow morning. Drank tea while playing on the computer. Didn’t know what to have for breakfast. Eventually made myself a sandwich which  I ate in the car driving the girls to school.


After the school run I visited the pet shop to buy Bailey a coat for night-time. He’s been getting cold and sleeping on our bed too keep warm. Rosie used to do the same thing until we bought her a coat. The dogs and I then set out of a walk/photography session.


Boy was it cold out today. I had planned to have a smoothie when I got back but it was too cold. Instead I had a cup of tea, a banana and an oatmeal cookie.


I uploaded all my photos and sorted through the best ones. Lunch was an easy one today. Leftover red quinoa, frozen vegetables and tofu. All heated up and topped with some katsup manis (sweet soy sauce). Nice and warm and delicious.


Spent time working on our travels plans (again). I made a wrap with cheese, hummus, carrot, and spinach for my afternoon snack.


I must have been hungry because later I had a half a red onion and chili scroll from Bakers Delight and cup of tea while the girls were at singing lessons. I totally forgot I’d already had an afternoon snack!

Amy was a Nan’s for dinner and Kevin wasn’t expecting to be home till late so I decided on making soup for dinner. Definitely the right weather for soup. I made everyones favourite – cheesy potato chowder.


Supper was a cup of tea and a couple of chocolate :-). Can you tell I’ve already slipped into holiday mode?


An orange kind of Monday

Woke up around 6.30am with a sore throat and achy head. I still got up and dressed but instead of doing my normal workout I opted to do Val’s SAS-E workout. I did 2 sets of 2 different workout and funnily enough I felt quite good once I got started.

Post workout I had one egg – scrambled – and an orange (to boost my vitamin C levels).


Once the girls headed to school I showered, had a cup of tea and got on with cleaning the house.

Mid-morning I had some corn thins with hummus and a sprinkling of cheese. Would have been satisifed with 2 but ate the 4 I had prepared.


No salad for lunch today – as it’s finally turned cold. Instead I had red quinoa, tofu and some pineapple (leftover from the BBQ the other night) – served in an orange bowl. It was very yummy.


When Amy came from school I had some orange coloured pumpkin soup and later a nut bar. Started feeling worse as the afternoon wore on :-(.


Amy made a granola bar so while I was chopping up almonds I decided to make a breakfast cookie for tomorrows breakfast…served on an orange lid. And into the fridge it goes.


I was feeling like something but not really sure what. I was cold. My head and body hurt. I opted for a choc nut bar and cup of tea.


Amy was nice enough to make dinner tonight. She made a delicious frittata with fresh from our chicken eggs, sweet potato, corn and cheese.


I ummed and ahhed about going to tonights school P&C meeting but decided I should go (since we’ll be overseas when the next two are on). Unfortunately it was longer meeting so I was really flagging by the time I got home. Instead of my normal tea I decided to have a hot chocolate – made with low fat organic milk and some organic hot choc. mix. I heated the milk in the coffee thing so it went lovely and frothy. Total indulgence and totally hit the spot. Nothing like a bit of comfort food when you’re feeling poorly.