Surprise surprise, today’s lunch involved leftovers! Saturday night’s leftovers in fact – well, the rice and sauce, all the chicken was eaten 😂.
I added 2 quorn sausage and a portion of steamed leeks from the canteen….
Now I normally greet a Monday morning with as much enthusiasm as a trip to the dentist. This week however, is going to be a great week!
For me it’s only a 3 day working week. Then, on Thursday, not only am I having my third training day at Chester Zoo for my role as Visitor Engagement Volunteer (work allow me 1 day each year to volunteer in the community) but it’s also my 21st (ahem) birthday 🎉
Oh yes, there is the shall matter of an MRI scan in the middle of all this but it’s just routine as part of my pulsatile tinnitus diagnosis… 🙈
One thing I miss with a pasta meal is the garlic bread (and apparently, according to Mr F, much to his amusement, I say garlic bread like Peter Kay! Garlic…. Bread 🙈)
Shop bought garlic bread (you’re saying it the same way now aren’t you? Go on, admit it) is so high in syns so I like to make my own. It’s very low syn but really is a good substitute and I feel as if I’ve had something really, really naughty.
Perfect garlic bread every time for only 0.5 – 1 syns depending on how much spread you use.
Regular followers will know by now that I like to prep my as much as I can in advance so that come dinner time, I have as little to do as possible, allowing more time to sit and drink wine on a weekend 🥂🍷.
Today is no exception.
Inspiration for tonight’s dish comes from the wonderful Basement Bakehouse…
Sunday is usually pasta night in the Elfy Eating house and tonight is no exception.
A great syn free, speedy side to have with a pasta dish is coleslaw.
For today’s batch of coleslaw I’ve grated a carrot and finely sliced a red onion, 1 large spring onion and 2 sticks of celery (it was in the fridge and need using so why not?) and mixed with a sprinkle of sweetener plus salt & pepper to taste.