Monday, 24 March 2014

MPM: 24th March 2014

After a lovely weekend away (gratuitous food porn posts to follow) I'm positively looking forward to climbing back on the WW wagon.  I don't know whether it is a result of me getting older, or wiser, or both, but I just can't eat and drink to excess anymore without it making me feel rather seedy - both mentally and physically. 

My daily points allowance has reduced by seven since I started back in September, which means I need to take a bit more care with planning the number of points that I consume during the day to enable me to keep eating the kind of evening meals I enjoy.  Soup and, as the weather gets nicer, salad are definitely the way forward for satisfyingly voluminous yet low point midday meals.  So with that in mind, tonight I will be preparing a batch of one of my favourite soups - creamy butternut squash and red pepper - for healthsome work lunches.  Sides can be adjusted according to what we are having for dinner.

There's been a little bit of a last minute change of plan this week because of the impulse purchase of an unassuming looking little black truffle purchased for just ten of your English pounds in Borough Market on Saturday.  Can I just say how much I love Borough Market?  It is probably a good thing that I do not live too close by as I suspect most of my wages would end up disappearing there.  Anyway, said fungus may have been cheap but he will not be good for long, so needs scoffing in the next couple of days.  Oh, the hardship.  With that in mind, we are having a bit of a vegetarian start to the week and getting steadily more carnivorous as the days go by:

Scrambled eggs on toasted English muffins with truffle shavings

Pasta with mixed mushrooms in truffle butter

Soup Night

Lamb biryani, using leftovers from Sunday's roast

Scandinavian style oxtail stew

More meal planning fun over at Mrs M's.


  1. you have lost so much dso near that 50lb mark well done #mealplanningmonday thrifty-home

  2. The oxtail stew sounds interesting.. I know what you mean about not being able to eat and drink like I used to. I struggle with a big meal now.

  3. Sounds lovely! Mushrooms are one of my fav things to include in meals but the rest of the family don't like them.. weirdo's. Loving that you have chilli concarne, its so wasy to make but so delish!

  4. Very jealous of the truffles! I have to ration myself with trips to Borough Market, it is awesome and I could easily spend all my wages there too!! I love the butternut squash soup too! I made it a little while ago and it is so good!