last night i went to my mum and dads for dinner, i hadnt spent some time there in a week or 2 so figured i'd go eat with them and spend the evening round there doing my baking and having a soak in thier tub etc.
look one a little critter has done to one of thier perfect pea pods! little buggers!
Dinner was a coconut and chilli chicken stirfry, deeelish, and even better when its healthy food cooked for you by others! my mum goes to such an effort for me now when i'm there, she always makes healthy food or makes me an alternative if what everyone else is eating wont suit me! bless her - it took quite some time to get her on side but she's totally there now!
A perk of doing my baking at her house, is her HUGE kitchen, dishwasher, abundance of work surface space......and one of these babies!
i made scottish tablet - for my sisters wedding - but we're not going to dwell on that coz it was an epic fail, it set lovley but was still grainy today when i tried it out grrrrr! i've made it loads and always got it perfect and now when it matters it failed!!
i also made individual cheesecakey things, 2 for a woman at work who's done me a couplle of favours lately, to say thank you, i gave 2 to my rents and took 2 home.
these really are amazing, its a biscuit base, baked on a cool heat
3oz unsalted butter
butter and sugar melted and mixed with crushed biccies, flattened into the cases and baked on 120degrees for 8 minutes, and left to cool
a tin of condensed milk
a 300ml tub of double cream
mixed together and the zest of 2 lemons mixed in
and the juice of 2 lemons SLOWWWLY mixed in, makes it thicken up like a dream
SIMPLE huh! and i suppose its not really cheesecake but we dont know what else to call it, so in casa del neen its referred to as "that lemony cheesecake thingy"
Bfast today was podge, strawbs, raisins, linseeds and sunflower seeds
mid morning i snacked on some grapes
lunch was....................yup you guessed it pitta, brie, cranberry chutney and leaves (i kinda tend to eat the same thing for lunch every day for a couple of weeks till i sicken myself of it) but if you read regularly i guess you already figured that out!!
and a cashew cookie nakd bar LOVE LOVE LOVE!! i reckon i can recreate with a fudge baby recipe must get on that!
mid afternoon was some huowge strawbs
after work i RAN 5K!!!! can you flaming well believe it!! it was session 1 of week 9 (my final week) of the Couch to 5K programme! i cant believe i only 2 more sessions left and i cant believe i can actually now run 5k flat out no stops! i feel amazing for being able to do that! after this i'm gonna work on a 5K - 8K programme
dinner was chicken with pesto and mozzerella, sweet pot discs, cauliflowe/cabbage and sweet corn
and for dessert..................come on guys you didnt think i was gonna make them and not eat one!!
although - note to self - half of this would have done - was considerably sweeter than my palate is now used to! could have done with more fruit and less cheese cake for me!!! heh heh! still good tho!