Ruth made an interesting comment. She's always been on the smaller side and made the point that no one goes up to a larger person and says, "you're looking a bit fatter today. Best you don't have too much to eat today" but people don't seem to have a problem saying the opposite to smaller people. I'd really never thought of it like that. I'm working hard at being healthy and the key word here is SUSTAINABLE so I'm definitely not going to do anything that I am unable to maintain for a very long time.
After that philosophical rambling I decided on the spur of the moment to go to our local farmers' market. My husband and son were out watching cricket (what else?!) so I had an hour or so to spare. I bought them a couple bacon and egg rolls and myself a few gorgeous mangoes and plums. Yum! I could not resist two boutiquy bouquets of flowers. I bought two as I'd planned to give one to my neighbour but I think I may just hang on to both :-).
I also bumped into a beautiful friend at the market so had a bit of a chat with her and her hubby. I always love moments like that: so relaxed and they leave you feeling all happy and warm!
I spent the rest of the day pottering - my absolutely favourite thing to do. I just love being at home as of course with a full-time, 40-hour a week job I'm not home often enough.
For lunch I made a corn, tomato and cucumber salad with a mesculin
mix and an organic vegie burger.
Dinner was a little more experimental and sadly somewhat of a flop... well partly. I spiralled some more zucchini pasta and cooked up some extra lean beef mince meatballs with a tomato sauce. The zucchini and meatballs turned out ok but I buggered up the sauce. I was converting a recipe in the Thermomix to which you were supposed to add pasta. Now what I didn't do was reduce the amount of water to compensate for the fact that I didn't add the pasta. So needless to say the sauce was pretty much flavoured tomato water. And for someone who always likes her sauces and soups on the thick side it was seriously disappointing.
I still ate it - I wasn't going to waste it now - and it was ok. The zucchini and meatballs were pretty hearty and I added a little sauce to give it a bit of flavour. It had a bit of a kick as I'd added a dash of prego sauce so that was fun.
Now it's time to clean the kitchen and round the lazy day off with a lazy evening. Bliss.