Just a chat about my Dad,a book fail and food

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My Dad

I hope you are well. I am fine. Today is my Dad’s Birthday and I went to see him yesterday and rang him today.  Here are a few pics. What a quiff ,he loved his hair!

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That is me in his arms and myself and my little Sister and of course my Mum. He is one of the best Dad’s in the world. We had a wonderful childhood and I have so many lovely memories of all the things we did growing up.He is fit and healthy and always on the go and lives his garden and has a new found skill of baking since he starts taking care of my Mum.

Book fail
I had a book fail for February, I just could not get into The Marble Collector by my favourite author Cecelia Ahern as much as I really wanted to. I liked the idea of the story but didn’t enjoy the read if that makes sense. I am quite sad about that. I haven’t started my March read  yet I have lots of books I have had for a few years I haven’t read yet so might chose one later.I have a page called Books I have read in 2016 you will find it on my homepage at the top.

Food

I have already made a few batches of healthier roast potatoes in my acrifry  ,some for later and some for the freezer and I am about to roast some veggies with garlic ready for  soup and blanched some vegetables . I have had a smoothie and crumpets for breakfast,crumpets not so healthy but I took them out of the freezer to have yesterday evening but didn’t use them all and I didn’t want to waste them. I have been doing really well with my vegetarian lifestyle (I eat fish still) at the baby shower I had a salmon wellington and the sauce inside was a caper and watercress sauce, it was really tasty. Tonight I am cooking a roast as I didn’t cook one yesterday John will have chicken and I am having Quorn sausages and all the usual trimmings and I am really looking forward to it.

Weekly Meal plan
My meals for the week are as follows. ( My menus start from Saturday) and these are main meals
Sat -Mushroom Tikka Masalla (Lloyd Gross man cook in sauce )  John had prawn and mushroom I am allergic to prawns )
With basmati rice and poppadoms
Sun- a cooked breakfast brunch (I  didn’t cook a roast as I was going out later in the day )
Monday – Roast chicken dinner (veggie sausages for me) with roast potatoes, veg , Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Tuesday – fish, chips and peas
Wed – John chicken and mushroom pasta bake.Me a Quorn lasagne and salad.
Thursday- Burger on bun with salad, fries and corn on cob (I have a spicy bean burger)
Friday- Home made veggie soup and crusty bread (a quick bite to eat as we are shopping after we eat ).
I food shop usually Friday evenings or early Saturday morning. I sometimes do click and collect at Asda or have home delivery from Sainsbury’s as well as going myself.

I have just done a quick tidy up and am snatching five minutes for a coffee and then am going to hoover and mop the floors. This afternoon I 2 any to catch up on some YouTube before making a start on the meal for later. I am having humus and pitta with fruit and a yogurt for lunch.
I just smiled to myself as a little girl going to nursery just came past skipping along with pink sunglasses on. Funny how little things can make you smile. I can be going about my daily stuff and a memory pops into my head and I have a smile or sometimes a chuckle to myself, do you do that ?
X Dawn

 

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