Sunday, 20 June 2010

New House and New Job !

Sorry I haven't been around for a while  but I have had to move house ! All my efforts in the garden flattened and returned to lawn. All my radio masts, aerials and wires taken down and stored. Had to eat loads of take aways because we hadn't got a cooker.
I am now completely skint from all the moving costs and other associated troubles.

On the upside I am now living a more rural life in a small South Shropshire village

Here's to the good times that will follow and to all the new challenges that come my way.

Give me a few weeks and I will be posting on a regular basis again. We only had the internet connected  yesterday.

Thanks to everyone for the e-mails of concern and I will be replying in due course.




Let's have another happy day tomorrow,


James Broadhouse  ( M6JDB )

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Lunch Outside and a Huge Tea !

I was up and out of the house just after 6 this morning. I have had a very busy but also very rewarding day. I started off at work and then off a friends allotment to help take down a hedge. My chainsaw is out of action so it was a couple of bow saws and plenty of blood and sweat !

I had a light breakfast of fruit and tea and then a very unexpected lunch. I couldn't think of a better way of rousing the troops than to provide a lunch of sausages fried on a gas stove in the fresh air.

Sausages Cooked Outside


A Fantastic Spread

Well lunch was fantastic and completely unexpected. It beat the crisps and banana I had bought with me hands down ! Things went very well and work was helped along by the friendly banter. I was glad of some lunch but as regular readers will know, light lunches are the recipe for a productive afternoon so I didn't dare eat too much.

Time to go home and spend a couple of hours in my own garden. I edged and shaped the lawn before returning to work for my afternoon / early evening stint. I was looking forward to a large evening meal and couldn't get the thought of those fantastic sausages out of my head so I had to have some more again.


Sausage, Chips & Salad

Chopped lettuce, white cabbage, tomato and cucumber with free range pork sausages and battered chips. Complimented by sweet chili sauce, HP sauce and plenty of salt and vinegar. Very tasty but not a patch on anything cooked and eaten outside though.
Anyway if that wasn't enough my wife had a Vegetable Lasagne and couldn't eat it all so I finished it off with some more chips and salad to help it along its way.
Vegetable Lasagne

The eagle eyed among you will spot the extra sausage at the top of the plate.

A good day all round really. Plenty of exercise, fresh air and sunshine. Good food and good company. I am happy to be back doing my food blog to.

Here's to tomorrow and all the joy it will bring !

James Broadhouse M6JDB

Stir Fry and Noodles with a dysfunctional family ( Capstick Come Home )


Welcome back one and all, I am back on track now and looking forward to photographing my food on a daily basis for you all to view and comment on. It won't be long now until those fantastic homegrown salads will be appearing. ( I will be updating my garden blog tomorrow )
Well today started well, fruit for breakfast, tea and a chocolate bar at 11 am followed by 3 Bacon sandwiches at 2 pm. They were on brown bread if that makes any difference and the pork was from slow grown free range pigs from a local smallholding.

Tea was vegetable stir fry and noodles. Very tasty and lots of it !
Vegetable Stir fry and Noodles

A Healthy Portion

Well that was certainly a good feed and I really enjoyed it.

As for the dysfunctional family business, this is my tribute to Tony Capstick who passed away earlier this month. He was a fantastic comedian and had a couple of top ten hits. The video posted below is probably my favourite of his and is a good spoof of the ever popular hovis advert.



Fantastic, what a great spoof

Until tomorrow.........................

James Broadhouse (M6JDB)

Monday, 12 April 2010

Wow what a tune, the food blog will be back soon but in the meantime please enjoy the music below, no video just fantastic audio.

James Broadhouse M6JDB

Monday, 5 April 2010

Food for the week and a Jacket for Tea !

Well a busy cooking day today. The Easter break is over and it is back to work in the morning. I had some time on my hands and a lot of vegetables to use up so I set about turning them in to something tasty.

First of all a nice heart warming vegetable soup.


A bit of swede, a couple of parsnips, 5 onions, celery, a few potatoes and carrots and lastly half a dozen leeks. All lightly browned and then boiled in organic stock. After half an hour the whole lot is liquidised and then returned to the pot with 2 pints of organic milk and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Don't be fooled by the small amount above, that is an 8 litre pot and the rest of the soup is now in the fridge for later on in the week.

Carrot and Swede Mash

After the vegetable soup I still had a pile of carrots and a big chunk of swede left so I made some carrot and swede mash. This is one of my favourite side dishes and I will be looking forward to eating this later in the week with some roast beef and roast potatoes. YUM YUM !
Well that is all the vegetables used up but we have still got some potatoes and salad left so jacket potato and salad for tea it is then !

Jacket Potato and Salad

Looking at that there is more cheese than potato but hey ho you can't live forever ! Plenty of salad is the main thing. Well that's put a couple of things in the fridge for later in the week. Back to work in the morning so hopefully I will be up nice and early and have a bit of tea and toast before I set out.

Until Tomorrow.....................

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Quorn and Vegetable Curry, Sausage and Mash,

Things will be back to normal after the bank holiday and I will be posting on a daily basis again. Meanwhile here are Saturdays and Sundays main meals.
Qourn Curry and Brown Rice

That didn't look to great so I added some finely chopped salad and A good dollop of Mango Chutney. With the addition of half a dozen pappadums the meal was complete.

Qourn Curry, Brown Rice, Chopped Salad and Mango Chutney

Well that was Saturday nights tea. On Sunday we visited some friends and I helped them chop down a rather large tree. This sort of outside work doesn't make me feel very hungry but I did feel very thirsty. However His wire laid on some food and I did enjoy it. Pizza, Salad, Crisps, Jacket potatoes it was all there and I did tuck in. A jacket potato, a pile of salad with a great dressing and a couple of crisp sandwiches. Very hospitable !

When we got home I didn't really fancy much but the others were moaning so I made some sausage and mash with roasted parsnips and mash. Because of my earlier satisfying meal I didn't cook until late.

Sausage, Mash, Sprouts and Roasted Parsnips

Well that was great for us but my wife is vegetarian so I cooked her a QUORN fillet. I did this by frying it lightly in olive oil and then poaching it in stock. This is a fantastic way to cook quorn fillets and makes them really tasty. After I finished my sausage and mash I had some more potatoes and vegetables with a superbly cooked quorn fillet.

Mash, Sprouts, Parsnips and a quorn fillet.

Considering I wasn't very hungry I did put quite a lot away last night.



Well the weather is atrocious and I can't get much done outside. However instead of spending endless hours just surfing the net with nothing particular to do I have been filling out online surveys on SYNOVATE . Not only do you get paid for completing online surveys but you can voice your opinions on subjects that matter to you !
That has got to be better than watching the rain run down the windows !

Just CLICK HERE to join, it is completely free and there is no obligation. I have over £10 this weekend and have also applied to test a few new products and then get paid for the reviews and keep the products !

Good luck everyone and if you find a good paying survey then email me james@m6jdb.co.uk and I will get it filled in.

Thanks in advance for your help.

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Friday, 2 April 2010

Back With Avengance, The Missed Days Main Meals.

Well after an emotionally and physically draining week I am back on an even keel. I find it strange how we all find comfort in routine and simple things that give us pleasure while otherwise facing complete meltdown !

I have had a turbulent week to say the least and while I frantically switched from sitting on my arse filling out surveys and playing games on the computer to complete and utter overdrive of working and cleaning and worrying I still took photographs of all my main meals. Very strange but comforting.

Anyway here goes !

Tuesday

Gammon and Eggs

This one is for Wockley who said he would love to see a runny egg. A good side salad, plenty of potatoes roasted in olive oil and a nice chunk of gammon grilled to perfection and two poached free range organic eggs from our garden. An absolute feast and you could say a work of art !

Wednesday

I made some soup for lunch and made enough to do for Wednesday and Thursday. Very tasty it was too and packed full of the freshest vegetables money can buy.

Soup in the Making

That's the raw soup ingredients being lightly browned before being boiled and liquidised. As you can see its full of Leeks, Onions, Carrots, Potatoes, Parsnips and Celery. Food to stick to your insides and warm you all the way through.

Lasagne, Roasts and Salad

Great roasted potatoes, Wilja potatoes roasted in olive oil with sea salt. I always do mine like this you can't beat them. Good salad, mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber and onions. Shit Lasagne. Thanks Tesco. The lasagne took 45 minutes to cook, looks unappetising and tasted bloody awful. I could of made a lasagne myself in that time and next time i will !
After that great homemade soup for lunch that meal seemed a bit of a let down.

Thursday

A great bowl of soup for lunch followed by a large bowl of pasta for tea. Plenty of fresh stir fried vegetables mixed in with pasta spirals and some quality homemade roasted tomato and garlic sauce then covered in Italian seasoning and a sprinkle of mature grated cheddar.


Vegetable Pasta

That was a really tasty tea and cooked by my beautiful wife which makes anything taste better.

Thanks for all the e-mails of concern from fellow bloggers and also the many visitors from the BBC FOOD site forum and those from the GYO forum.
I am back on track with the food blog now a hopefully everything should return to normal and I will be posting again on a daily basis.

As for the survey site SYNOVATE I am getting about £4 a day for an hours work and also testing some new products that I will write a review for. If like me you need a couple of extra quid a week then it is well worth doing. It is easy to sign up and you only have to do the surveys you want. Just click through HERE or on the banner top left and register.

Best of Luck

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Will be posting later ! Financial Update !

I can't believe that the link for SYNOVATE on the left hand side pays so generously. I have been deep in thought today and while exploring these advertisers on my site I feel that I can quite happily say disregard the others and if you have a few minutes here and there then sign up to Synovate.


I signed up, filled in two surveys and got £6 ! That's in less than 20 minutes.
I have also signed up for some product tests. My wife does a lot of product testing of baby products and not only do we get to keep them for free but we get money off vouchers for future purchases.

You couldn't make a living out of it but at least you get to have your say on different issues, get some money and some stuff for free. Better than playing games or typing random things in to google.

More food coming later I promise.

And hopefully not cock flavour soup !
http://wockley.blogspot.com/2010/03/is-this-for-real.html


James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Day Off

Today ( Tuesday ) I have had another day off.
I am sure I will be back on track by Wednesday.
Thanks for all the e-mails of concern, Tough times at the moment but all should work out soon !
Thanks again
James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )
Ps The opinion poll and survey on the left is well worth a look. Lots of interesting questionnaires to complete and you get money off vouchers too !
Also behind the Argos banner is A free years shopping at ASDA and a chance to test products for free.
My wife does all these while she is at home with the baby and you can really make it pay. Something to keep you entertained while I am am otherwise engaged
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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Beans on Toast, Chinese Take away.

Had a pretty crappy day. I am having Sunday as a rest day so no blog and with a bit of luck staying in bed most of the day and then restart my life again on Monday.

I didn't have any breakfast as I wanted to get my work done and dusted before lunchtime so I could have the rest of the day to myself.

Lunch - Work over and time for something to eat. The ultra quick standby and great British favourite of Baked Beans on toast with plenty of HP sauce.
Beans on Toast

What a bonza lunch. Lots to do in the afternoon so I was out and about trying to get things done. I felt really shattered from a hard weeks work and the baby has been quite unwell so we have been to the emergency doctors and running around to get medication for her.

Tea - We are all tired and nobody wanted to cook. The baby needs constant attention and we are all starving. We haven't had a take away for ages and this was the time to break the trend.
Every ones favourite is Chinese so it was decided.

Chinese Take Away

That is a terrible photograph and doesn't do the fantastic food justice at all. I had an absolute feast, Peking Duck, Chips, Boiled Rice, Vegetable Spring Roll, Prawn Crackers and Vegetable Curry.
I had about 3 plates in all but I was enjoying it so much I forgot to take anymore photographs. It was delicious, not a single thing was less than perfect and all for a bargain price too. The Joy Inn, Wolverhampton really is the best Chinese take away we have ever tried.

What could you have to finish off a meal like this ? Banana Fritters ? Fruit Salad ? Cream Cake ?
How about a nice early Easter Egg !
An Easter Egg

That Easter egg was delicious even though a little indulgent. I ate the whole lot and hardly stopped to chew or breathe.

Non of this rambling tomorrow. Sunday is my first day off this year and I plan to spend as much of it in bed, spending time with my chickens or talking on my radio as I can. I will not be taking photographs and I will not be filling in this blog.
Have a great day and hopefully catch up Monday

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Honey on Toast, Posh Cheese on Toast, Posh Cheese on Toast, Posh Cheese on Toast,Posh Cheese on Toast

What a great day. You can never have too much of a good thing and after yesterdays fantastic breakfast of honey on toast I decided to have it again today.

Honey on Toast

Lunch was non existent, I was really busy at work and didn't have time to eat so I phoned the wife and ordered an early tea. Our meals of late seem to be a little lack lustre so they definitely need perking up a bit.

Tea - Posh cheese on toast with, tomato puree, mature cheddar cheese, onion and Italian Herbs. A few mixed leaves, a chopped tomato and a few slices of cucumber completed the dish.
Posh Cheese on Toast


Some More


And Some More

Quite a lot of cheese and quiet a lot of bread today. I had plenty of drinks too and not any chocolate or crisps which is always a good thing. I was out again this evening at the Tetenhall and District Horticultural Society meeting. There wasn't a great turn out but the topic was very interesting. Preparing vegetables for showing. Not every ones cup of tea but it was right up my street and to be honest what this chap didn't know about showing vegetables wasn't worth knowing. He really knew his stuff a showed us the pictures to prove it !

Goodnight

James Broadhouse (M6JDB)

Friday, 26 March 2010

Honey on Toast, Sweet & Sour Quorn, More Sweet & Sour Quorn

Had a good day but was out very late last night. It was the Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society AGM and as a member I really wanted to attend.

Breakfast - A change is as good as a rest they say so I fancied some toast but what do you put on t ? After much deliberation I opted for lashings of butter and a drizzle of runny organic honey.
Honey on Toast & a Mug of Tea

Very tasty indeed. Don't ask me how they know the honey is organic unless they put really long light leads on the bees or a massive wall all around the fields. Anyway it was very nice all the same.

Lunch - This was a bit of a non starter really. I was on the way back to work and hadn't got anything prepared so I grabbed 2 packets of crisps and a Snickers bar and off I went. A bit sad really but I suppose If you don't plan ahead then this is what you end up with.

Tea - Well I was quite behind today, I spent longer at work than I should but I had lots to do and also plenty of extras to be getting on with. This meant I was rushing to get home and showered and then out for the Wolverhampton Radio Society AGM. Tea was Quorn Pieces in Sweet & Sour sauce with noodles and wedges. But I hadn't got time to get it cooked. Especially as my lad had a friend round after school and I had already cooked Fishcakes, mash and mushy peas for them. Only one thing for it !
Mash & Ketchup in a Saucepan

Left over mash and tomato ketchup, no kidding this tastes absolutely great. I haven't had mash and ketchup since I was a kid and forgot how good it tastes. Even better straight out of the warm saucepan and saves on space in the dishwasher.

I did have time to make the sweet & Sour but didn't get time to sit down and eat it. My wife was having trouble putting the baby to bed too so I grabbed a small bowl full and swallowed it as quickly as I could.

Quorn Sweet & Sour with Wedges

Not a bad snack to be getting on with until later. I planned to have the rest when I got home whatever time that would be.

Sweet & Sour Quorn, Noodles and Wedges

I ate that last plate at around 11 o'clock last night and was absolutely shattered so went to bed straight after it. I must eat some more fruit today and try and drink some more fluids. Back to work now, talk to you all again later.

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Bacon Sandwich, Chees and Homemade coleslaw Sandwich

Today was a busy day. I got to work early so I could get a good head start on the day, everything went well and I think am starting to make a difference. I didn't have any breakfast at home but after all the talk of bacon sandwiches last night I promised myself one for an early lunch. I went to the local cafe and ordered Bacon, Tomato, Mushrooms and Brown Sauce on Crusty Bread.
Bacon, Tomato, Mushrooms & Brown Sauce on Crusty Bread

The photograph really doesn't do it justice, it was fantastic and I enjoyed every morsel of it. On the downside the meat was neither free range or organic but I can only do so much and go so far. For the eagle eyed among you that is one of my own plates. In the quest not to look like a complete freak I thought it best to order the sandwich to take away and photograph it in the privacy of my own home.

Tea - Well after having a very late breakfast I also had to have a very early tea which meant lunch was just cancelled out. Tea was very simple and as a matter of fact my wife had made it for my lunch but because of my evening appointment and late breakfast it was put in the fridge for tea.

Cheese & Homemade Coleslaw Sandwich

A good early tea. A couple of slices of cucumber and a tomato with black pepper on make a real difference and the Snickers bar after really rounded it of superbly. ( I am a man of simple pleasures ) There is half a glass of Robinson's Orange squash top right. I drink 6 - 10 full glasses of this stuff a day, plus tea and coffee too. As for the chocolate, I really can't get enough of the stuff since I have started this new job, I am having at least one and sometimes 2 bars everyday.

Over the past few years I have given up the fags and all alcohol and I suppose the next logical thing on the list will be Crisps. The only problem is I can't enjoy a sandwich without them and being as half of my meals are sandwiches that is a very big change. I don't think the artificial sweetener in the squash does you much good either but I will save that for another day.
Thanks for the e-mails of support about giving up my vices and the positive changes I have made in my life and diet. I am trying very hard to consume more fruit and vegetables.
Tomorrow I fancy a homemade egg and cheese flan ( quiche ) and plenty of salad. I need to get it made first thing though because I am out at the Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society Annual General Meeting tomorrow night.

Until tomorrow...............

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Feeling tired, Chips and Coleslaw, Pasta and Vegetables. Fags and Booze

I woke up this morning completely shattered. I didn't want to get out of bed so left it until the last minute before I went to work. I didn't have any breakfast and only had a Snickers chocolate bar and some strong coffee mid morning.

Lunch - This was very hurried and not very satisfying. I had half a bag of chips and a couple of slices of bread and butter with some homemade leftover coleslaw.
Chips, Coleslaw, Bread& Butter

I ate that lot in 2 minutes flat and dashed back to work. Not the greatest of lunches but it served a purpose. I felt really shattered today so when I got back I just went to bed and slept for 3 hours.

Tea - While I was sleeping my wife made tea. Vegetables and pasta. I am a firm believer that you cannot get enough of a goo thing so I am proving a point here by eating this meal for about the 8Th time in the last 3 weeks. I must try and add a bit more variety to my diet.
Vegetables & Pasta

That's it for today, nothing more and nothing less. I have had plenty of drinks though but I just feel exhausted.
On a better note I have got some great adverts appearing on my site now so feel free to take a look. I am alcohol free now so that is quite well placed. If only I had written this food diary about 10 years ago it would of consisted of

Breakfast - Fried bacon sandwich x 2 ( 4 Rashers of bacon per sandwich )
Lunch - About 4 or 5 pints of Bank's bitter and burger and chips.
Tea - Another 10 - 12 pints of Bank's Bitter or Guinness maybe some chips

All of this complimented by anywhere between 40 - 60 Embassy No1 Cigarettes and maybe a couple of whiskies.

It's a wonder I am still alive and so good looking.

Food for thought..............................

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Monday, 22 March 2010

Crumpets, Fish ,Mash & Homemade Coleslaw

Another good day today. Up and busy, plenty of fresh air and some good food along the way.
Breakfast was 3 mugs of coffee and a Snickers bar. I had an early lunch though.

Lunch - I came home for lunch, it was a working lunch as I had plenty of work to do on the computer. Cleaning rotas, working hours etc etc.
Crumpets, Beans, Cheese & Brown Sauce

My wife made this for me which was a real treat. I love beans and cheese and I love crumpets so put them all together and you have a great combination. What a terrific lunch.

Tea - I forgot the olive oil when I went shopping on Sunday so I couldn't do Roasts to go with the fish so we had mash and homemade coleslaw instead.

Breaded Haddock, Mash and Homemade Coleslaw

What a super tea, even if I do say it myself. I forgot to take a picture of the second plate full I had but I am sure you can imagine what it was like, another piece of fish the same size as that and only half as much mash.

Supper - Well i know I have eaten a lot today but I still fancied some supper, I opted for the the traditional favourite of bread and butter, Dairy lea and Crisps.
Bread, Butter, Dairy Lea & Crisps

The closest I got to a piece of fruit today was a packet of rowntree fruit gums and a glass of orange juice. I will try and do better tomorrow. I have saved some of the coleslaw for a cheese and coleslaw sandwich tomorrow.

Fingers crossed I can get myself motivated tomorrow.

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Cereal, Sausage Roast Dinner

My first day off so I had a lie in until 9 and watched match of the day. I didn't fancy any breakfast which in hind sight was a mistake because by 11 I had eaten 3 bags of crisps and a snickers bar !

Lunch - Not in the mood for cooking or even eating I decided that I had better have something to eat for lunch and also make a bit of an effort for tea .
Rice Crispies & Banana

Only a light lunch, if I had been bothered to have this for breakfast then I wouldn't of eaten all those bloody crisps ! I better make up for it at tea time.

Tea - I really pulled my finger out and got my head round cooking tea. It was free range organic sausages for us and vegetarian sausages for my wife. I don't buy many joints of meat as because of the cost and the very low quality of supermarket and butcher meat. I prefer to by my meat from a local small holding where I can spend time with the animals and check on their welfare. I whole heartedly believe that this is the best meat I can buy. The sausages freeze well and last for a long time so they are always a great option me.
Roast Dinner

There we have it. 3 Sausages, Roast Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Roast Carrots, Stuffing, Broccoli and Cauliflower. That is a good meal by any ones standards. The only problem I have is that I really don't know when I have had enough so after I polished that lot off I had some more with a few dabs of mint sauce for extra flavour.
Roast Dinner 2

Well after finishing that lot off I was fit to burst so I settled down for the evening and watched BBC 1. I only really watch TV on Sundays, Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow and then Lark Rise to Candleford. Clean the kitchen down and then watch match of the day in bed. I really do live the life of an international rock star !
I also finished off the pink iced cake my wife made yesterday so all told I personally ate over half of it . What a life !

Until tomorrow...............

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Tomatoes on Toast, Beans on Toast, Pasta & Homemade Cakes

I was at work this morning which is a bit of a bummer as I am on a salary and don't get anything extra for it. Anyway I suppose I am in work which is not a bad thing and beggars can't be choosers.

Breakfast - The heroes breakfast of tomatoes on toast. Tinned tomatoes are only 60p a can and we usually have a loaf in so it's a cheap option.
Tomatoes on Toast

A lot of food for the start of the day but it stops me snacking in between meals. After all that bread you would think I fancied something different for lunch but unfortunately due to lack of funds and no time to go shopping I ended up with a crust of beans on toast.

Beans on Toast

Tea - After all that bread it was time for something a bit different, Vegetable pasta and cheese with a splash of tomato and basil sauce.

Pasta, Vegetables & Cheese

A great tea really, plenty of courgettes, peppers and onions and not forgetting the half a block of cheddar.
In between all those carbs I did snack on an apple, a banana and some sultanas. However there is a plus side to being low on funds, it gives you an opportunity to express your creativity and my wife did this excellently by rustling up some amazing cakes
An Amazing Sponge Covered in Butter cream

As if that wasn't good enough she also made a batch of fairy cakes at the same time, they were all really tasty and made good use of the flour hanging round in the cupboards and the plentiful supply of fresh free range organic eggs we have from the garden.
Butterfly Cakes

Well hopefully those cakes should last a few days but in all honesty I can't see them hanging around after Monday in our house though. Plenty of tea to wash them down and I will be sitting pretty for the rest of the weekend. Must get some potatoes tomorrow and hopefully have some sausage and mash and vegetables, I will pop up to Muddy Footprints farm shop in the morning and see what they have on offer.

Until Tomorrow.......................

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )

Friday, 19 March 2010

Cereal, Cheese & Branston Sandwich, Homemade Quiche

I was up in plenty of time today and even managed breakfast and half an hour on the radio before I went to work !

Breakfast - A bowl of Kellog's rice crispies with a banana sliced on top and plenty of ice cold organic semi skimmed milk.
Cereal, Banana and a Mug of Tea

A pretty good start to the day and really tasty. I feel a lot better now and the early morning starts and lighter evenings are really doing my mental health some good too.

Lunch - Well home for lunch and I fancied a cheese sandwich. I was pretty hungry and so made a few. I finished the jar of shallots yesterday and I have only got a couple of jars left so it was just crisps today i am afraid.
Cheese Sandwiches

Added to these were a few generous spoons of Branston Pickle and a packet of walkers crisps. I also had an apple and a hand full of sultanas. Quite a good lunch really. Six slices of bread, half a block of cheese and a packet of crisps. I consulted Marjorie Doors and she said its not all bad.

Tea - I cooked tea tonight and made a quiche from scratch. First the shortcrust pastry and then the filling. 4 fantastic free range eggs and half a pint of milk. The other half of the block of cheese left over from lunchtime
2 onions fried and a large tomato. Accompanied by homemade roast potatoes and some Heinz baked beans.
Homemade Quiche

So nice that I couldn't resist another slice,

The Second Slice

I have eaten a fair bit today but still feel quite well. I have had plenty of fluids and also quite a lot of sweets. 4 packets of rowntrees fruit gums. Anyway at least I will be able to finish the rest off that are stuck round my gums later .

Until tomorrow............................

James Broadhouse ( M6JDB )