Another year lived. Another year with many happy events, wonderful memories, time well spent with my wonderful family and dear and cherished friends. A year which included some fantastic travels, holidays and celebrations. There were also times which were not so good. There are things I am reflecting on and working out how to improve or avoid to make the next year better.
One of my biggest frustrations and disappointments is that I weigh about the same now as I did 12 months ago. I can take solace from the fact I am not bigger and heavier but I so very badly want to be smaller and lighter. It is up to me and me alone to sort that out and sort it I will.
My penultimate day of the year was spent having a very enjoyable long and leisurely lunch at my Dad’s with my sister Abi and her family. We both took along the lunch. I made roasted vegetables with pearled spelt.
I oven roasted some red onion, parsnips, carrots, beetroot and leeks. Abi made a fantastic ‘Salmon Coulibiac’ from the Hairy Bikers recipe pages. You can look the recipe up here. I highly recommend it. Now I know it has rice with it, I would probably recommend serving the salmon with something lighter than roasted veggies and a starchy carb as the salmon had rice in it. The salmon coulibiac was absolutely delicious and I would like to eat it again. I think with a green and tomato salad and a glass of something chilled would be perfect. But how we had it was good too. I also made a trifle as that is one of my Dad’s favourites. I made a mini one with soya custard for Harvey. I know a traditional trifle doesn’t contain fruits but I have to stick them in somewhere so I added banana and raspberries. We had a lovely day.
We will be welcoming in the new year with our lovely near neighbours, David and Annette. I am going to make a chocolate tart to take along and that will be the last sweet thing I eat for a very long time as I will be giving up sugar again.
I hope you have a good evening and that your new year will find you blessed with good health and will be filled with happiness, laughter, love and peace.