Hello lovely reader, I decided to try my hand at one of these summary type posts. I am a huge fan of Amy's Sunday Summary over on She Cooks she Eats, one of my favourite UK food bloggers.
As I spent the week itself at work I won't bore you with the details, I will stick to the weekend.
So I had a remarkably quiet weekend, it was pure bliss. After my crazy busy weekend away last week (a blog post on this is coming, promise) it has been lovely to hibernate for a couple of days. My wonderful friend Sacha popped over on Saturday to catch up. She moved to St Albans in January, so we made ourselves some fancy coffee and ate homemade scones while we chatted the afternoon away.
An added bonus to her visit was that she hasn't seen me in so long that she noticed my weight loss; The first person to comment on it. Can't deny that it put a smile on my face for the rest of the evening.
The evening was spent curled up on the sofa with my Ruby watching Merlin. I tend to get a bit obsessive about certain TV shows and Merlin in the latest in a long line of obsessions. It is just such a wholesome BBC, Sunday night viewing. Sort of like Last of the Summer Wine with swords. I am probably not selling it to you but its just so refreshing to watch show without blood, swearing, serial killers etc...
So if you enjoy a bit of the supernatural, historical, witty banter and fun! I can highly recommend this show. I am onto season 5 which is the last one, so expect me to enter into mourning over Easter. It won't be as bad as the Gilmore Girl decline of 08, but expect a few straight legged toddler tantrums. If you have any TV show recommendations to help ease he pain, please share.
On Sunday I decided to make some soup. Weekends at home can be disastrous for the diet, so its good to have something low or free from points to eat, keeps me away from the snacks and grazing. The soup was a bit of a random concoction but I have to say it was the best soup I have ever made! So I thought I would share the recipe with you all...
- 1/2 medium sized Butternut Squash
- 1 large Carrot
- 1/2 Red Onion
- Small Piece of Fresh Ginger
- 2 cloves (minced) Garlic
- a good pinch. Indian 5 Spice
- 1 1/2 pints chicken stock
- tablespoon. oil
Sunday was spent getting my clean on, the kitchen got blitzed, wardrobe got cleared and I discovered a new favourite coffee. Previously I absolutely loved my Dolce Gusto lattes but since I am not eating dairy at the moment (a story for another time) I cannot drink them. So I started drinking the regular Dolce Gusto coffee, which was perfectly lovely black but on a whim I decided to try some hazelnut milk and YES! It was gorgeous! So creamy and smooth, not like regular milk though. I strongly suggest you try it, now.
Here are a few posts you can look forward to on the blog in the coming week or two include;
Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta Bake
Manchego and Chive Scones
A round-up of my weekend away, including my super fun Indian cookery class and trip to London
The evening was spent relaxing in a scolding hot bath and listening to 70s classics on BBC Radio 2. Yep, its official. I am old.
I hope you had an equally relaxing weekend, and don't forget those TV recommendations...