As meal planning posts go, this is likely to be a short one owing to the fact that we are having an unusual week - one with social activity. We are out Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, Monday and Thursday are fast days, so that is just two meals to plan!
But first a note on last week - despite the fact that I did a 6:1 rather than a 5:2, I still was a pound down this morning which is good news and sees me edging ever closer to my Post Op Lowest Weight of the Year (or POLWY, as no one is ever likely to call it). A similar drop this week would put me in the next stone bracket down which, as any dieter knows, is one of the most pleasing of milestones. Fingers crossed!
Mealwise, I really enjoyed everything that we ate. Every time I have a jacket potato I wonder why I don't eat them more frequently - and really, with a small can of beans, a sprinkle of cheese and a decent helping of green salad, it is an incredibly satisfying dinner. Last night's pork belly went down very well too - the braised red cabbage recipe, which I first blogged about nearly seven (seven!) years ago, remains an absolute triumph of a side dish. For the first time ever, I made it overnight in the slow cooker which worked really well and I've updated the original post accordingly.
Moving on, the plan for this week:
Monday: Fast day - soup
Tuesday: Chicken schnitzel, potato salad, lightly pickled cucumber
Thursday: Fast day - soup
Saturday: D's birthday meal part 1 (A.K.A. "A celebration of all things 70s"): Classic prawn cocktail, steak frites, stem ginger creme brulee.