Pot Luck Supper

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!!

Eton Mess,

orange cheesecake,

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!

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Pot Luck Supper

  1. laura1952 says:

    Today is a new day. You fall down. You get back up and move on with the mind focused on the goal and not the detours.

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