Stepping away from the kitchen didn’t last long, did it? Once the Christmas goodies have all been eaten up and the regrets begin to niggle, so thoughts turn to holidays and Slimming World groups attract a fair number of new members. To demonstrate how easy it is to make ‘free’ food fabulous, a taster session was held at our group this week. All dishes had to be ‘syn-free’.
My contribution was a large pan if vegi chilli, popped into the slow cooker an hour before group so that it could be served warm. I find the slow cooker excellent for keeping things warm but I don’t cook in it because I don’t like slow cooker food. I also took spicy potatoes.
Despite the fact at I am not the greatest advert for Slimming World, I wholeheartedly advocate this as a sensible eating plan. Tody at work I managed to resist a magnificent fresh cream and strawberry chocolate cake made by a colleague. I felt very virtuous.
Calling into my son and daughter in law’s house late this afternoon, I found my son making his own Yorkshire puddings to go with the pork dinner he was cooking. Who says Yorkies should be limited to beef? I love mint sauce but never eat lamb. His wife said that she’ll miss him when he goes back to work later this month because, since he’s been feeling better (following the dreadful time in November when he was so ill) he’s been cooking some fabulous meals. He makes a pretty wonderful Key lime pie too. Although he vehemently denies the comparison, his wife says he is like me in many ways . I can’t see it either but he’s definitely developing a fondness for cooking.
I’ll be eating out twice this week, and entertaining twice so there will be challenges in keeping the intake low, but I will keep reminding myself of what a fellow member said last night: “There’s nothing I want to eat more than I want to lose weight”.