Wednesday 10 August 2022

Wednesday, 10-08-22

Morning, everyone!
Half way through the week and all's well at Chateau Slimming World!  It rather puzzles me how sometimes it can be so very straightforward and sometimes such a struggle.  Weird.

Yesterday's meals:

I rarely make toast nowadays.  Instead, I spray the slice of bread with spray oil and pop it in the pan to brown and crisp.  Yesterday, I kept it warm while I then cooked the tomatoes in the same pan, and then the egg.
I overcooked the egg, I know, but it was all delicious anyway!  Eggs are good, however you do them.

The corned beef pate worked really well.  I will definitely be doing it again and, maybe, add some horseradish to it next time, rather than chutney.  It made an awful lot - maybe, next time, I'll divide the contents of the can into thirds.
I added three syns to the daily total with another slice of bread.

Afters was a nectarine and later on I had a flat peach.

This was a big old plate of food, basically some chicken breast and a shedload of veg - sweetcorn, courgette, tomatoes, salad leaves, pepper, cucumber and carrot.  So good!
It looks burnt but it's more a sort of bbq charring effect - it didn't taste burnt except for the very edges of the corn.  It all had twenty minutes in the Ninja and I think probably seventeen would have been better.
The Schwartz rub was so delicious - I will use some of what's left to dust a battered out chicken breast sometime soon  - like an escalope but without breadcrumbs.

I was absolutely stuffed so no room for the planned dessert.

Todays meal plans:

B:  weetabix, fruit and yogurt
Just because I love it so much!
SW:  half a healthy extra B for one weetabix and one and a half syns for 100g 5% Greek yogurt

L:  brown bread pizza, salad; fruit
I plan to crisp up the bread as described above, spread over a sauce made just from my fresh tomatoes,  add pepper and mushroom and with cheese on top, melted under the grill.  Not quite a pizza, I suppose, more a fancy toast topper!  Yum.
SW:  one healthy extra A, half a healthy extra B and, perhaps, one and a half syns for salad dressing

D:  corned beef pasta bake, side salad; yogurt
I know one doesn't usually use corned beef for a pasta bake but I so enjoyed the bake on Saturday and Sunday and corned beef should give a different flavour.  As usual it will be loaded with veg too.
SW:  one healthy extra A, two and a half syns for 100g lean corned beef and half a syn for a yogurt

E:  circuits

two healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
six syns


  1. I've just looked back to see how you made the corned beef pate - sounds really simple and delicious, I love corned beef so will definitely be giving that a try. Thanks for the idea, Joy! xx

    1. It was really nice, Sooze, and dead easy - I hope you do like it. I love corned beef too. xx

  2. I'm going to give your pate recipe a try as I have plenty of corned beef... blogger wouldn't let me comment yesterday but I always read your posts and am always inspired by the lovely meals you create. How's the photography coming along?

    1. It's not bad but I have decided I need (want!) a better camera and deciding what is a fair old brain ache. I do thing that generally my photos are improving - slowly.
      Just a tip with the pate - if you leave it in the fridge, it goes hard, so, if made in advance, get it out of the fridge about half an hour beforehand. I hope you like it as much as I did.

    2. Thanks Joy, I'll remember to lift it out beforehand. x