However much you enjoy cooking, if you haven’t slept more than an hour straight during the night then you’re not going to be in the best mood for slaving over a hot stove. So over the last week Ioan has been having his fair share of ‘ready meals’ (Ella’s Kitchen pouches – which are actually pretty decent in the scheme of things) and Andrew and I have eaten some crap … although nothing as bad as my brother’s ‘shitty dinner’ (thanks to him for letting me share this picture). I do have some standards.
My equivalent is an M&S ready meal!
I also tried to replicate Andrew’s favourite ‘chicken curry and chips’ which was apparently not as good as the real thing, but definitely worth having again. I made my own chips and used this Man Food sauce, which I discovered in a deli in Muswell Hill. It’s available via Ocado which will definitely make my life easier.
I did make these waffles, chocolate sauce and ice cream. Okay it’s definitely junk food, but at least I know exactly what went into it.
I’ll try and do better for the rest of this week – the plan is as follows:
- Tonight – roasted tomato risotto with garlic prawns
- Thursday – breaded chicken, jacket potatoes, coleslaw
- Friday – fish and chips (probably from our favourite chippy)
- Saturday – Vietnamese style caramelised chicken with rice
- Sunday – cottage pie
Fingers crossed things are getting better sleep-wise with Ioan too – we’ve had a couple of good nights, and I am hoping I might even be able to wean myself off sugar sometime soon!