Monday, 14 July 2014
MPM: 14th July 2014
Bit of a blogging hiatus since coming back from holiday – I’ve just been trying to get back into the swing of things work wise and diet wise but I have lots of lovely pictures to share from Barcelona, so I’ll try and get that sorted this week.
I’ve been back on track since weighing in on Friday. The figure was higher than I would have liked, but I’m not going to brood about it, I’ve recommitted and I’ve had a good weekend, eating well (some might say positively indulgently considering pizza, bacon sandwiches, home made curry and a roast dinner all featured) but coming in within my points allowance. I intend for this week to continue in the same vein.
We had a dee-licious chicken dinner last night – honestly, I think I’ve got roasts cracked! Roast chicken, roast potatoes, herby carrot mash, creamy minted broad beans, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. I think the key is to not to attempt too many different component parts. Anyway, what that means is that there is lots of lovely leftover chicken to use up, so two of our meals this week take advantage of that.
Elsewhere, D is running a 10k on Sunday and has requested spaghetti carbonara on Saturday night for the purposes of carb loading – no arguments from me! His post race meal will need to be protein rich and robust, and we have a brisket currently brining in the garage ready for that.
So the week looks like…
Caesar salad, with herby roasted chicken and caramellised onions
Soup (smoked haddock, sweet potato and spinach)
Chicken and leek pasta bake
Sticky pork belly with noodles, red pepper and pak choi stir fry
Corned beef with parsley sauce
And, as ever, there is more meal planning fun over at Mrs M’s.