Friday, 14 August 2015

Back on The PLAN !!

At last we have had some real rain, just what the garden needed. Thunder and lightening last evening and still raining this morning.

But the rain  had stopped by 9 and we had glorious sunshine.. I wore my cardi out and was sweating. When we got back from shopping DH went for his Dr app. and I was left filling the fridge and I  found mushrooms galore so......we had mushroom soup for lunch and it was delish. I hadn't made it before but  there were loads of recipes on line. I nearly fell at the first hurdle because I couldn't turn the key in the garage door to get an onion, so used a red one we had in the cupboard! I also couldn't chop it finely so just chunked it. It all whizzed up ok and I managed to cut small sprigs of thyme because I couldn't cut the woody stems. This broken arm stops me doing so much and my left hand  is hopeless with a knife or scissors. Anyway it was lush for our lunch.
 
We are also using up our tomatoes as they are all ripening fast, in this warm weather, so tonight we had a super pasta meal with roasted baby toms, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. (recipe in the Waitrose mag. ) Perfect for my slimming world food plan, and this last week I lost 3 pounds!! At last I am back on plan and eating some delish meals and losing weight again since my Dr has upped my thyroxin dose which was suddenly too low. No wonder I was sleeping every time I sat down!
Happy days even with my useless right arm.

8 comments:

Vickie said...

I am glad to read that you are accomplishing more and more. Would you believe I have only had one tomato ripe yet?! The latest ever for me.

Joanne Noragon said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment. Hypothyroid has to be monitored so closely!

Leslie: said...

Glad to hear you're doing more. Is the arm still immobile? I almost went down, well I actually did go down yesterday but was okay. I felt my ankle going over so fell forward onto my knees and hands. Sore this morning all up my leg but I think I'll survive. Your mushroom soup and roasted toms sound delish!

Brigitte said...

I love the times when there are tomatoes and mushrooms in abundance. Yesterday I made a big pot of tomatoe sauce out of really ripe tomatoes and put portions of it into the freezer. Already looking forward to using them during the winter.

Marlene jones said...

I have just picked our first small harvest of tomatoes, we are not going to have a glut here.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

How satisfying to make meals from your home-grown produce.

butterfly said...

Yummy soup, you are getting on well with your arm .
Yes we are having lots of tomatoes I might have to make soup soon.

Julie said...

Your soup looks wonderful.
WE too have lots of toms.