Breakfast: Porridge with salt and honey. Need to cut down on sweet things as have a sore tooth.
Lunch: Pitta bread with salad and feta.
Snack: Chocolate biscuit. Tunnock’s Tea Cake.
Drinks: Black coffee. Tea.
I’m deliberately failing the La Perla challenge as I don’t want to spend £250 on a lingerie set. Instead I’m going to buy myself a more sensibly priced Rigby and Peller set tomorrow.
Next month’s challenge is to read or quote If by Rudyard Kipling before eating something bad for me.
Tasks for tomorrow:
- Print out If
- Buy Rigby & Peller matching set
- Give £35 to MSF for mostly having very nearly two drinks
Breakfast: Porridge with honey.
Lunch: Moussaka with pitta.
Snack: Half a white chocolate cookie (very restrained). Some baklava from yesterday. Tunnock’s Tea Cake.
Dinner: Mackerel on buttered toast with remains from Lebanese night.
Drinks: Black coffee. Tea?
Drinking Challenge: If I go back to only drinking half a bottle four times per week except for special occasions, I’ll have succeeded at this challenge and give £35 to MSF on 1st Feb.
La Perla Challenge: This is going to become the Rigby and Peller challenge as you can get a matching set for less than £250! I’m ordering something from them on 1st Feb. Maybe this one.
Alcohol: Under half a bottle of white wine.
Saffron tea is calming so I made some with this recipe:
- cinnamon stick
- saffron strands
- rooibos tea bag
Lunch: Rotisserie chicken at The Two Watermills with quinoa salad and kale coleslaw. (Very tasty.)
Snacks: Baklava from last night.
Dinner: Leftovers from cooking competition.
Alcohol: Glass of wine at lunchtime and over half a bottle of wine in the evening. Need to become a member of the inebriati again!
Breakfast: Porridge with honey and possibly blueberries.
Wine-tasting: Went to Berry Bros in Basingstoke and tried a lush champagne, white wines and some red.
Lunch at Nelson’s: Cheese and mushroom omelette with chips and salad. Oreo milkshake to try to make me feel less inebriated from the tasting.
Dinner: food from cooking competition.
I won the prize with my moussaka!
Alcohol: Definitely over 2 drinks, but fine as a special occasion!
Breakfast: Porridge with full-fat milk with blueberries and honey.
Lunch: Zinger rice box from KFC.
Drinks: Black coffee. Apple juice.
Snack: Vanilla yoghurt. Chocolate ginger biscuit (heavenly).
Dinner: Salad with mackerel and feta and homemade vinaigrette.
La Perla – it looks like I’m going to achieve the challenge, but am having second thoughts as it’s so expensive. I could see a show and have a night in London for the same money…
Breakfast: Porridge with almond milk with blueberries and honey.
Lunch: Lebanese moussaka plus pitta (really nice – am so chuffed with myself. Am looking forward to making it again on Saturday.)
Snack: Yoghurt with blueberries. 2 chocolate ginger biscuits. Mini mint. Vanilla yoghurt.
Fruit: Grapes. Grapefruit sprinkled with sugar.
Drinks: Tea. Black coffee.
Dinner: 2 boiled eggs with 2 slices of buttered toast.
Alcohol: Half a bottle of white wine.
Snacks: Pringles, pistachios, monkey nuts, mixed nuts.
Possible La Perla choice: Windflower. Might complete the set next month as really expensive.
Breakfast: Porridge with almond milk, dates and honey.
Lunch: Fish with mayo dip and lots of salad. (Swapped my sumac chicken for a colleague’s fish as he didn’t like the fish he’d bought.)
Drinks: Tea. Black coffee. Apple juice.
Fruit: Grapes. Apple.
Dinner: Made this recipe of Lebanese Moussaka. B says it’s the best thing I’ve made.
Evening drink: Hot chocolate.