My daily points allowance has reduced by seven since I started back in September, which means I need to take a bit more care with planning the number of points that I consume during the day to enable me to keep eating the kind of evening meals I enjoy. Soup and, as the weather gets nicer, salad are definitely the way forward for satisfyingly voluminous yet low point midday meals. So with that in mind, tonight I will be preparing a batch of one of my favourite soups - creamy butternut squash and red pepper - for healthsome work lunches. Sides can be adjusted according to what we are having for dinner.
There's been a little bit of a last minute change of plan this week because of the impulse purchase of an unassuming looking little black truffle purchased for just ten of your English pounds in Borough Market on Saturday. Can I just say how much I love Borough Market? It is probably a good thing that I do not live too close by as I suspect most of my wages would end up disappearing there. Anyway, said fungus may have been cheap but he will not be good for long, so needs scoffing in the next couple of days. Oh, the hardship. With that in mind, we are having a bit of a vegetarian start to the week and getting steadily more carnivorous as the days go by:
Scrambled eggs on toasted English muffins with truffle shavings
Pasta with mixed mushrooms in truffle butter
Lamb biryani, using leftovers from Sunday's roast
Scandinavian style oxtail stew
More meal planning fun over at Mrs M's.