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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Changing Things Up

"So, darling...what do you think about changing things up?"

"What?...hmmm? Changing what up?"

Well, you know, winter is coming;  getting out and about is a bit more challenging. It could mean the pounds could pile on."

"Yes? And?"

" would be a good thing if we re-thought all the eating and sitting around don't you think?"

"Possibly...what exactly are you suggesting here?"

Well...just a suggestion don't you know...but how about this...
Monday to Thursday...lunch instead of dinner?  No wine, perhaps a soup and sandwich (you know I'm pretty inventive in this category).  And then, Friday, Saturday and Sunday a nice dinner with a bottle of wine?  What do you say?"

"Alright old girl...let's give it a go".

I'll keep you posted.


  1. Very smart idea J!!! I'm feeling the need to do something similar and we actually had a brunchy type of dinner the other night (egg/salmon tart and avgolemano soup) to keep things lighter, although I did have a glass and a half of wine while cooking, but none the less, we did feel lighter after all was said and eaten.
    Best of to hear about some of your creations!
    xo J~

  2. Still just a seed of an idea Jessica...I'll let you know how it goes.
    Avgolemano soup? sounds postively exotic.

  3. I think it is a good idea. Winter is bad for eating too much starch and big meals. I get lost for ideas in the winter when I can;t BBQ. You should post some of your meal ideas...I need inspiration.

  4. I wish I could count how many times that EXACT conversation has taken place here. My problem (as with so many people) is that eating and drinking are amongst my favourite pastimes. And as Robert Morley once said 'This body has been moulded and formed by some of the greatest chefs in Europe'.

  5. Cro, Chania, Jessica...I'm feeling a group effort coming on here. The other part of the change (I thought I would break him in gently), would be to fill the otherwise-designated eating hours of the long-dark evenings, with a non-food or drinking related activity. Not quite sure what that is right now, but I am thinking on it. Twinkly-light-walks through town?
    Chania...I am exploring winter salads.

  6. Avgolemono soup is one I'm afraid you mightent like very's a Greek 'lemon'-rice soup (although I used Orzo this time). I actually want to do a post on it so if I do, you can see what you think, but I know that you and lemons don't get on very well.
    Twinkly light walks through town sound very nice...
    xo J~

  7. Ahhhhh the powers of persuasion J. Good luck :0)

  8. We'll see how the plan works Molly!

  9. Sounds almost fine to me however, drop the carbohydrates
    keep the wine plus drink lots of fluids of all types and oh use mind over matter and think thin :)

    Good Luck!

  10. if plan A fails Heron...I'm defaulting to you!

  11. This sounds so sensible but, oh, no wine? Dessert?!


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