Today was a 'So I'll just pack my bags and leave, shall I?' kind of day. Horrid, horrid, horrid - what a waste of a Saturday! Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with the details. Anyway, feeling somewhat better now. Moving on...
K has had the results from his health check. I've been telling him for years that it just isn't healthy to eat crisps by the multi-bag-full and ramen for breakfast, but it takes a simple piece of paper for him to take notice! His liver is suffering the consequences of this daily abuse, and so with immediate effect he has decided it is time to eat properly. Which will be very good for me, as he will no longer be filling the cupboards with junky snacks for me to be tempted by. Size 10 here I come!
Decided I needed to break away from my beloved Nigella books for a change, and experiment with some local produce. Found this vegetable, no idea what it is called (in Japanese or English) but it looks a little like sprouting broccoli:
Anyway, it's green so must be healthy! I used it to make a stir-fry with some sliced shiitake, garlic, soy sauce and a splash of yakiniku sauce I found in the fridge, which went down well even with the boys. I served it with some chicken wings, which J liked so much he sucked the bones clean! They were just marinaded and roasted, very simple:
Wholegrain Mustard Marinade
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Unfortunately I'd already made dessert before learning of the health check results, so K forced himself to eat some of the strawberry and cream gateau and the children helped to ensure that he wouldn't have to do so again tomorrow.
I'm still trying to be good (apart from the Cocoa-Cola cupcakes) - haven't had chocolate in days...
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