Thursday, 14 November 2013

...till she drops.


                                      

It's THAT time of year again; and Lady Magnon will, this afternoon, fly off to do some Christmas shopping in London.

I've given her a meagre list of things I'd quite like her to bring back; as usual they are mostly food related, as everything else is available here. My list predictably includes a Melton Mowbray Pie, a small Waitrose Christmas Pudding, and some really good mature Cheddar Cheese; all of which she tells me are verboten on my diet (well, it was worth a try!).

She'll also do a spot of grandson sitting, whilst son and daughter-in-law go off gallivanting in the West End.

On the well tested principal of mice playing whilst the cat's away (and me being a tad 'foodie'), I shall take advantage of her absence by eating all those things that she doesn't really care for. The menu will include haggis, duck gizzards, that illicit Fray Bentos Kate-n-Sydney pie I bought, snails, pissaladiere, roasted quails, and some black pudding (all in moderation, of course).

She's away for just 10 days, so no time Toulouse (I don't believe I just wrote that).

So, once again, it's just me, the cat, and the dogs. Cheers!


25 comments:

  1. Ooh, have fun! A week alone to eat whatever you want sounds great!

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    1. It's the only plus point to her absence.

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  2. I hope you both have a great time……and that you haven't put a stone in weight on by the time Mrs M gets back…..don't forget to blog amidst all that eating! ( Is the pie the one in the tin, and you have to wrestle the top off before baking? I used to love those before I learned to cook properly)

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    1. Yes, one of my favourite student days treats. Not sure how it will measure-up today, but I couldn't resist when I saw it here. Lady M was horrified!

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    2. Do let us know how the pie was….as you remember or nasty now you are used to more of the " haute cuisine".

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  3. I popped into Fortnum and Mason last year, and bought 100 grams of very ordinary jelly beans. £5.

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    1. She'll be buying at least 200gms!

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    2. God knows how much the crystalised fruit is.

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  4. While the cat's away, the mice will play .....and eat. Watch that diet. I have found that my will power is better when someone is around.

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  5. Eat hearty...she'll be back before you know it and there will be the piper to pay.

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  6. Almost tempted to pick up a Fray Bentos pie today, but then decided I'd probably be disappointed after all these years. Spent a few weeks 'home alone' in France this year, couldn't wait for the passionate reunion at the airport. (Still waiting for the passion!)

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  7. Sounds like fun--just don't forget to take plenty of walks!

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  8. Have a great food binge - it all sounds pretty revolting to me but I guess you know what you're doing.

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  9. What is pissaladiere? I don't remember coming across that term before.

    During the holidays, i tend to allow myself more goodies than at other times of the year. Last year, i was a bit too liberal and spent most of this year shedding some of the excess weight. I am now at the weight i was before the holiday season last year. Let's hope i'm a bit more moderate in my foray to usually forbidden food land.

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    1. Pissaladiere is a French 'Pizza', with just fried onions, anchovies and black olives. It's very, very, good.

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  10. enjoy! My hubby does the same thing!

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  11. ' No time Toulouse' love it! A Tony Blackburn type of joke. Think I agree with Lady M on your verboten list.

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  12. What will Lady M bring back for herself?

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    1. Frilly knickers, knitting patterns, and fluffy toys (ahem!).

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  13. Can I ask why the snails are on the list? when in Aubeterre, in a tiny restaurant that could have been someones lounge. I had them in something that resembled a paella. with chicken and rice. it had snails in it. very tasty. I will eat it again if it is on the menu the next time we go

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    1. I eat my snails with the classic garlic parsley butter, but Lady M is not keen.

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  14. Well, if you're on the 5:2 diet, you can eat (more-or-less) anything you want on the 5, as long as you're only 600 cals on each of the 2, n'est-ce pas?

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