Home Coming Treat

How can a woman run for 2 different trains and miss them both?  Well, I ran for the first because I decided at the last minute to bring my own breakfast to work so left home a fraction later than usual.  Just as well.  Having got to the train and pushed the door opening button only to see the train slide away (always so humiliating!) I remembered I had managed to leave my laptop at home.  A costly mistake as I had to give up my free parking space to drive home, get laptop, pay £5 for car park as free car park was full by then and run for another train.  Only to miss another one!  I eventually got to work at 9 am, over an hour later then usual with a headache, stinging eyes and completely congested – I really did feel dreadful but we are so busy I didn’t want to take a day off sick.

Watermelon and a boiled egg for breakfast.

I didn’t get a break until 3 pm by which time I was starving.  I went to EAT and had a cheese sandwich and a small bacon and corn chowder soup.

When I came home, my wonderful daughter had made supper for us.  Chicken breasts with Gruyere and mushrooms and roasted tomatoes and peppers.

Chicken Breasts with Gruyere and Mushrooms

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced finely
  • 4 medium sized mushrooms, sliced finely
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 120 g Gruyere , cut in to slices
  • Toothpicks


  1. Heat oil in frying pan
  2. Turn oven on to 180 ° C
  3. Gently fry onion and mushrooms for about 10 minutes
  4. Slice a deep pocket in to the long side of the chicken
  5. Stuff the onions, mushroom and Gruyere in to the pocket in the chicken
  6. Use cocktail sticks to hold the stuffing inside the chicken
  7. Gently fry the chicken for a few minutes on each side until slightly browned
  8. Place the chicken on a baking dish and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

The tomatoes and peppers were roasted in the oven for about half an hour while the chicken was being prepared and cooked.  Their sweet juiciness went perfectly with the chicken and mushrooms.

This was delicious.  Gruyere goes so well with mushrooms and this whole meal was perfectly cooked.

I could come home to a home cooked dinner more often 🙂

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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6 Responses to Home Coming Treat

  1. gini smith says:

    Well done Lara… and Zoe for teaching her well!

  2. laura1952 says:

    Good job Lara for taking care of Mom! Feel better soon Zöe!

  3. Sarah says:

    Lara’s a Star-a…xxx

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