You were promised a Meal Planning Monday and, my friends, you shall HAVE a Meal Planning Monday. Not that I flatter myself that the majority of people give two hoots about what I will be eating but, aside from anything else, I like keeping an historical record. Future generations will perhaps pop pills in lieu of food – poor beans – and will marvel at the amount of time and energy that we denizens of the twenty first century poured into the issue of What To Eat.
Tomorrow, I will be having a root canal. I am not happy about the prospect and, indeed, am taking the whole day off work for the purpose – and the associated sulking. My appointment is at ten, and I hope that by eleven (fortunately, my dentist is very local) I will be at home, in bed, with my cat, a hot water bottle and a comforting book. On the basis that I probably won’t want to eat much anyway, Tuesday has been designated Fast Day 1, and I intend to soothe my troubled maw with a bowl of that famous cure-all, Heinz Cream of Tomato soup.
On Wednesday we hope to be celebrating because finally, we should have completed our house purchase. We have been in the throes of buying the house in which we live for ages and it looks like (touch much wood) it is finally drawing to a close. So, assuming my mouth is ok by then – in fact even if it isn’t – we are going out for a drink and a bite to eat in Headingley.
Which means that Thursday will be Fast Day 2 and, again, likely to involve soup of some description.
Elsewhere, the week shapes up like this:
Monday: Black pepper tofu
Friday: Haggis hash, cavolo nero with chilli and rosemary
Saturday: Pork chop with sage and Gorgonzola gnocchi
Sunday: Beef and porcini stew with Parmesan mash and sautéed mushrooms
Have a great week all!