I write this from the living room which has been festooned with fairy lights and currently boasts not one but TWO Christmas trees. Joy.
This is a week of Christmas dos - a fuddle on Monday (do other workplaces have fuddles or is it peculiar to the civil service?), a three course, booze fuelled lunch on Thursday and festive pizza on Friday. We are still trying to fit in two fast days, but unfortunately (for us) they will be consecutive. Gah. At this point in the year, I hold out very little hope for weight loss but if I can minimise gains (or even squeak maintenance) I will be perfectly happy. Elsewhere...
Monday: mussel paella - I may be full of beige party food come the evening but am going to make this all the same as the poor dish keeps getting bumped.
Tuesday: fast day 1 - smoked haddock fish cakes and salad
Wednesday: fast day 2 - mushroom soup
Saturday: chilli con carne
Sunday: something (possibly more homemade sausages) with mash and braised red cabbage. The cabbage is a vital component of our Christmas dinner and benefits from being made in advance and reheated, so I'll do a full cabbage's worth and freeze some.
Happy cooking and eating folks, and happy nearly Christmas!