Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts you may have missed during the week…weather wise it has been heating up so much for being “winter”…its nice weather to walk in though especially in the early mornings before the sun gets high… I am increasing my daily steps gradually and feel much better it certainly clears the cobwebs …It is enjoyable walking in the early morning nice and quiet plus you get the best of the markets and walking around the lake is so beautiful early in the morning plus and I am so excited that for the first time in absolute years my weight falls within the ” normal range” and I have been working so hard to achieve this…I am really, really pleased albeit it is at the top end of the chart and I want to be around the middle of the chart …the end is in sight…or the beginning I should say …
I have started testing the last of my Christmas dishes…next week I have Christmas menus to finish writing and have decided to do a vegetarian Christmas dinner for one as many of my friends are the only vegan or vegetarian in their family and their Christmas dinner is sometimes put on the back burner as they are so busy sorting out the menus for everyone else…
Due to family commitments, I am not spending as much time online but I am enjoying just being… cooking, walking and enjoying life away from the screen …it clears the cobwebs and I can get my thoughts in order…x
As bills are rising daily and many people are wondering how they will pay their energy bills and manage Christmas…well Christmas comes every year and giving someone a lovely jar of homemade jam or chutney, some dried herbs beautifully packaged, a mini Christmas pudding or mini Christmas cake, homemade sweets like fudge or coconut ice is always a winner as most adults don’t want for much and a homemade gift implies thought and love …so with the money, you save on Supermarket deliveries you can get creative and cooking…if its recipes then John Rieber has a delicious recipe for turkey so please if you already haven’t then pop over and have a read and if Turkish Delight is your Christmas treat then there is also a recipe from Sheree so you can make own one for you and maybe a couple for some gifts…
Monday Musings…28th November 2022…How to save money on UK supermarket food deliveries, delicious bacon wrapped maple glazed turkey and homemade Turkish Delight!
My chicken recipe last week was for a Christmas Pate..we love chicken and mushroom pate on some lovely bread or crackers or on some delicious fresh crispy veggies like celery, peppers, and batons of carrots all lovely with a touch of pate…
CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Chicken and Mushroom Pate…
I’m a big fan of homemade smoothies and they are a great way to use up bits and bobs of fruit and veggies…plus if you are busy they can make a great meal replacement sometimes…
CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Banana Espresso Smoothie.
I love to look at a dish where flowers are used they always look so pretty…I also loved stuffed courgette flowers…and camomile tea is one of my favourite teas…I am just such a nerd that I love to know what I could use and what I can’t…
Friday Food Review…Edible Flowers…Part 2…Cornflower, Rosella and Jasmine flowers…
We all want to enjoy Christmas and I have learnt over the years to prepare as much as can and it really does make a difference…
CarolCooks2…Christmas Recipes…Prepare now…Freeze for later…
Thank you for joining me today as always I appreciate your visit and love to read your comments…I hope you are all having a great weekend x
I love that you are doing a vegetarian Christmas dinner !
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Thank you, Susan ..I have so many friends who are veggie with a family of meat eaters I thought it was time to do a veggie menu for one person…
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Your food offerings looked particularly appetizing this week, Carol. Have a super week! December? How did that happen?
Kudos on meeting your weight-loss goal!
Congratulations on your weight loss, dear Carol! Wow!
HI Carol, I am delighted to know you are within your target weight range. Well done. Michael has also lost 10 kg but he still has a few kg to go to hit his target weight.
Another delicious week in your food world, Carol!
Shared your roundup on Twitter, Carol. I hope you had a great Sunday. (Cold and dark here!))
Best wishes, Pete. x
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Thank you, Sally for sharing Hugs xx
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Thankyou for sharing 😊
Thanks Carol for another week of posts bursting at the seams with great ideas and recipes. I am sure this month will go as rapidly as the rest of the year so thinking ahead is essential. See you this Wednesday for the A-Z…♥
Thank you, Sally, and yes I’m sure this month will fly by …xxx
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