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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pancake day!

Hoorah for sleep! I think we may have turned a corner today with the little man's poorliness.

So we started the day with a super scrummy omelet. 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 onion, 1 tomato, bacon (all fat removed) and 3 eggs fried in fry light. Both me and the little man enjoyed it along with a slice of toast, ran out of 400g loaf so had a slice of full size bread (still counts as my healthy extra.) 2 syns for the low fat marge.

We had a good day of playing, and sorting washing, and finally got around to having something more than a banana snack late in the afternoon.
2 1/2 Sausages (Morrisons 2 syns chipolatas), mashed potatoes with cauliflower, broccoli, runner beans, cabbage and gravy, for a total of 5.5 syns. And it was good, so good in fact that my threenager ate all of hers plus an extra 2 sausages! Whilst the baby discovered that meat is way way nicer than anything else he's ever eaten, and devoured his sausage like we'd never fed him before. He then decided he'd try to feed himself the last of the mashed potato with his own spoon, and did a surprisingly good, if flukey, job of it.

Just in case you've been living in a cupboard this week, as you know today was pancake day, so we did the typical nip to the local shop to frantically buy up all the ingredients for a pancake. The preschooler loves pancakes, in particular helping daddy make them. I was most impressed that she mostly knew what ingredients were needed, and remembered that she had to 'dig a hole in the flour' for the eggs to go into! (I didn't know that!)

I didn't go for any of the 'slimming world hacks' for syn free pancakes made of cabbage, or whatever random actual pancake substitute is this year. Instead I had 2 regular crepe like pancakes, with lemon juice (fresh not plastic), sweetener, and raspberries and strawberries on the side.

The Preschooler discovered the joy of Nutella (think I may have created a rod for my own back there!) and the baby got his first taste of pancakes (no fillings). He was a bit tired and grumpy by this point, and upon realising that we weren't pandering to his protests at being in his chair, decided to 'show us' by angrily stuffing his face with pancakes! It was quite amusing and we considered ourselves well and truly told.

So all in all a good day. 10.5 syns in total, and no need to make 'individual' meals.

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