|Soft Boiled Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus|
The novelty has definitely worn off!
Today was hard.
That may have something to do with the fact that a small boy had me up at 5am though.
Once we were up, my cooked breakfast was really rather tasty.
As BB usually has dinner around 4 -4.30 I wasn't hungry at all, so I made him an orzo pasta dish which he loves and decided I would have my meal once he was in bed. I almost skipped dinner entirely. I still wasn't hungry at 7 and felt like just going to bed. I considered it quite seriously, and wondered how bad it would be to miss a meal, and then decided I should get on and cook.
So I made the meal I had planned for both of us as it was the most appealing. Sausages, mushrooms and green beans. I fried the sausages, onions and mushrooms and as I was about to add the gravy I looked at the packet, just to check (I know it is wheat and gluten free) but damn it - it did contain corn starch! I considered using it anyway, but then decided I'd better not. So I just added a little water and some herbs and salt and garlic pepper and let it simmer for a while. It still wasn't great so I added a little squirt of tomato puree. It actually thickened up just a little, not sure how, maybe the ghee helped, but it wasn't the best gravy I ever tasted! I need to work on that for next time.
Despite the gravy disaster I did actually enjoy my food and felt much better for eating it. The sausages were a new find and actually really nice, and green beans are one of my favourite veggies. I did crave some mash to go with it though, and even a beer would have been nice and I don't even drink beer, so then I started thinking of wine... I ended up having a passionfruit which did tingle my taste buds in a similar way.
I now have to start thinking about tomorrow's meals. I don't have much enthusiasm for it I must say. One meal must be chicken as it's use by date is tomorrow, and it's been a couple of days since I had fish... Hopefully I will be inspired by the book.