An Unexpected Lunch

I was intending to have a busy chores day today but instead it ended up far more enjoyable 🙂

I had healthy goals in mind too which began with a walk through the woods.  And through some water for the hairy ones!dogs in water The woods are beautiful at all times but I particularly like them in the mornings when the sun is beginning to shine through the trees.sun in trees I like the reflections in the puddles too.tree reflection All was quiet and peaceful and beautiful.woods 18-12-13 Back at home we had crispy bacon, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms.breakfast 18-12-13A while later I was very pleasantly surprised to have a visitor – Michelle.  I had done the unimaginable and forgotten she was coming which was dreadful of me so we went out for lunch.  I decided to give my newly revamped local another try – The Milk House.  Their winter menu was far more my type of fodder than their classic menu I had selected from previously so I was a happy customer.  We had a small but perfectly formed bread roll while we perused the menu.
roll and butter I chose smoked haddock on bubble and squeak with a poached egg.  I also shared a green salad with Harvey who did me proud by ordering it to go with his burger!haddock with bubble and squeak I did not manage to be sugar free today.  Michelle was disappointed at my total lack of biscuits and cakes but I remembered our neighbour had brought round Quality Streets so I helped out with those.  That gets the sugar devil going and I then want more.  So I had this cute dessert of 3 mini mince pies with an almond pastry served with brandy cream and rum and raisin ice cream.  Very naughty but very enjoyable.

Thank you for visiting Michelle 🙂Mini mince pies I had a rather bizarre supper.  Half my family were out tonight at short notice so the dinner I had planned was uneaten.  Plus I am going away tomorrow and wanted to eat up some of the perishables such as these spinach and pine nut bites.  They were ok, not great but edible.  I much prefer the spinach falafels and Waitrose organic humous which is amazing.Spinach and pine nut bites I was craving a pile of veggies so I had roasted red and yellow pepper, sautéed spinach and tenderstem broccoli, raw cucumber and tomatoes with the spinach and pine nut bites and spinach falafels and humous.Dinner 18-12-13

The veggies and falafel were lovely but they did not necessarily all taste complementary to each other.  However, they were nutritious and I enjoyed my meal.  I enjoyed everything I ate today.  I may not do so well tomorrow with yumminess as I am travelling all day!

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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