We are still happily living the porridge dream here, the children prep the porridge in the evening and then we all eat it heated up for breakfast.
Paul's office is 37miles away, and given that he mainly commutes on his bike, he is long gone before 7am in the morning and therefore doesn't get to share breakfast with us Monday to Friday. Similary he is home after the Kidlets have eaten their tea, so I either eat with them or with him depending on the plan for the evening. Its a long day for everyone.
We all eat at the same time during the weekend. I think sitting down together for a meal is a good way to ensure we all see each other, we can catch up and I think it promotes healthy eating - the Kidlets generally eat (or not!) what we do and this also saves cooking time!
It took a long time to decide how to best approach food in this house, and I'm still not sure we get it right all the time. But regardless, everyone is fed and watered and mostly happy about it, so it can't be too bad!
Today the bagel was the star of everyones lunch.
Niamh and I shared lentil soup and bagel, followed by yoghurt and strawberries. The soup is another River Cottage recipe, which can be found half way down this page here. I just Love Hugh! Hugh and Jamie are my go to guys. I like Hugh for soups and puddings and freezer filling dishes. I like Jamie for quick and inventive mid week dinners - We could eat his Asian Salmon and noodles, or his Satay Chicken til the cows come home!
I had coffee with my friends Clara and Erika this morning, and that may have included a cookie amongst other things..
This is a meal I mentioned a couple of WIAW's ago, and it has been sat in the freezer.
Tonight we had it with sausages and gravy. Not the most nutritionally balanced of meals, but OH MY WORD it was GOOD!
And remember - ALL herbal tea should be served specifically in a glass cup/tankard, thus making the drink 'special'. Herbal tea is 'special' because it makes you feel virtuous. I like to drink out of a glass half pint tankard, so I get to feel like a warrior in a tavern - virtuously obv.!