I have an exam tomorrow. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been so tense that I currently have a permanently painful jaw from all the clenching. It is remarkably difficult to relax your jaw without thinking really hard about relaxing your jaw. Anyway, tonight and tomorrow night I am in Manchester and poor old D is left to fend for himself. He was muttering darkly about subsisting on pimped up baked beans, the little lamb.
Then on Friday and Saturday night we are off to the country! For my sister in law's wedding! The name of the venue continually escapes me but I'm sure it will be a lovely occasion and perhaps by then I'll have stopped with the jaw clenching. Plenty of champagne is bound to help.
The upshot of which is that there are just three meals to plan this week. And one of them is a repeat from the last two weeks because we are both slightly obsessed.
Wednesday: Homecoming dinner - chicken breast and giant couscous with lemon, mint and feta.
Thursday: Poached trout with minted mayonnaise, asparagus and new potatoes. We just can't get enough of this quintessentially British combo.
Sunday: Five spice braised beef from this recipe (already made and in the freezer), probably served with soba noodles and stir fried veg
To anyone else out there currently experiencing exam stress, either directly or via an associated teenager: I send you sympathy, solidarity and a plea for jaw relaxing exercises. To everyone else: have a great week you jammy, jammy bastards.