Today started so healthily and ended in a blur of eating, drinking, laughing and loveliness, which was all great fun but no good for weight loss.
Before I had eaten anything I took the dogs on an hour long walk in the forest. It was a beautiful morning, sunny and not too cold and I walked briskly, breathed deeply and thoroughly enjoyed the setting, the peace and quiet and the exercise.
Back at home I set about making a tomato, mushroom and spinach omelette. I washed and chopped up the vegetables,
whisked the egg,
fried the veg and then set them aside while I fried the egg in butter. When the egg was nearly set I put the veg on one half of the omelette to finish off the cooking.
To serve I folded the egg half over the veg half and carefully slid it all on to a plate. It was piping hot.
And very delicious.
I spent most of the day in Banstead, visiting Dad in his new house and then shopping for tonight. It was lovely to see them settling in to their new home. We had a snacky lunch of a cheese sandwich and scampi in a bowl, as they haven’t unpacked plates yet. Who needs a plate anyway?
After lunch I shopped for food and unfortunately had a banana muffin with passion fruit icing which I have to admit was delicious. At home, I had another cheese sandwich with apple butter and cheddar.
Tonight we had the Ladies Drills (tennis group) pot luck supper, which Michelle had kindly agreed to host. We all took a different dish and the quality of the food was wonderful. We started with drinks (naturelment!)
and eventually sat down to eat.
The lovely thing about a pot luck supper is that everyone brings something they really enjoy cooking and eating so every dish is amazing. We started with a delicious game terrine and a salmon mousse,
which was followed by North African squash and chick pea casserole, chicken cooked with a rich tomato sauce and prunes ( I will get this recipe and post it later for you), couscous with roasted vegetables, lasagne and a green salad.
Followed by some irresistible desserts of which I had to try them all! Note how there are more photos of dessert than main and starter!!
a sparkly chocolate tart
and a delicious sticky toffee pudding served with awesome sauce and vanilla ice cream
I love homemade puddings and I tried them all. There were still chocolates to come!
It would have been rude not to.
It was a lovely evening and I was delivered home, inebriated, stuffed and happy. Gosh I need to do some compensating tomorrow!