Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Tuesday, 10-07-18

Good morning!
We're a third of the way through July, more or less.  Time really is flying, isn't it?  I'm not quite where I had planned to be - not as slim, not as light - but I'm still on the way and it's OK, a much better place than this time last year so no regrets!

Today's plans
B:  muesli with fruit and yogurt (I forgot to start off the overnight oats!)
L:  ham salad, coleslaw
D:  it's a picnic down the allotment, hopefully, so soft cheese and cucumber rolls, hummus and carrot dippers and a nice selection of fruit.  NO crisps!!!
S:  apples x 2

The rolls and the hummus will be from the freezer.

It's all nice and frugal today
The muesli is a gift
The ham was on special and I only bought two slices of it.
The coleslaw is home made
The rolls and the hummus are YS items, both really well reduced.
The soft cheese is home made!

I made yogurt at the weekend.  OK, so it's a bit cheat.  I don't faff with scalding milk, measuring temperatures, etc, I just bung long life milk and some of the current yogurt into my machine and turn it on.  Hey presto, eight hours later there's a batch!
The machine also has a separate bowl and strainer and I have taken to straining the fresh yogurt for a couple of hours to thicken it a bit.  You get a little less but I find I use less too.  This time, I spooked out most of the thickened yogurt and left the rest to drain further and that became very nice soft cheese after another 24 hours or so (in the fridge).  I added a little bit of salt and Bob's your uncle!

Note to self - tomorrow, use up the rest of the tuna from yesterday!


  1. Closer to next Christmas than last. Time is indeed flying scarily fast. Sadly I am never so slim or light as I want to be, or plan to be. But hey, just soldier on!

    1. Scary stuff indeed, isn't it, the way time flies! Life is good anyway! :-)