Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Copying the worlds of Lynyrd Skynyrd Tuesday Gone...

Which means tomorrow is weigh in day and I hope my hard work pays off!

Anyway today has been a good day in the sense that I had a productive day at work but also a realisation that after my op I need a night out as I got excited about a new shelf in the cabinet....I have a lot of files and they have to be done in a certain way and I was running on space! Only two more days left at work so going to try and get in earlier to make sure everything is up together.

Food wise it was another good day, I didn't take a picture of breakfast as was too busy eating it as I was hungry. I had my usual mug of coffee and then I had 40g of Dorset fruit muesli with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries and a yoghurt all mixed up.

Lunch came before I had time to breathe or go to the toilet (I was bursting haha) and I had similar to yesterday

The soup today was cauliflower cheese soup which is gorgeous. The soup was 1 syn but so worth it and I will be having the same tomorrow. My cute lunchbag is also in the background.

The afternoon was busy and unusual one of my client's has decided to call me babygirl which is kind of odd considering I am her legal representative but its also sweet as she is nice and its better than being shouted at.

So after a walk back to the car I came home to be greeted by the lovely Doug waiting for his walk, so I was happy to oblige. Some people have Christmas lights up already and its not yet December! When we got back and I got into my comfy pj's it was time to start prepping dinner as we were having spinach and cottage cheese cannelloni which is a firm favourite. The recipe makes so much though that we made three dishes of it so two have gone in the freezer. I was on a bit of a cooking frenzy so I made up two portions of fish pie. I'm not sure if I am going to like it as I'm not keen on fish but it had been in the freezer for so long I figured Id better use it. I used garlic and herb philli and chucked in some mixed veg and mushrooms. I am trying to be prepared for next week as Rich will be doing most of the cooking whilst I am recuperating.

So dinner was gorgeous I even had garlic bread using a WW petit pain for 6 syns.

I fancied something sweet after so I had a bowl of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries with a vanilla and chocolate sprinkles muller. It satisfied my craving and now I am relaxing watching Greys Anatomy.

Hope everyone reading is well tonight :D thanks for getting to this bit of the blog and still reading


  1. Hi. I love reading your blog. It's fab. Can you tell me the recipe for the canneloni please. It looks amazing. Thanks.

    Hope your surgery goes okay and you recover quickly from it x

    1. thanks hun it did go okay now mastering one handed typing ;)

      the recipe is as follows

      9oz/255g chopped frozen spinach, defrosted
      Fry light
      8oz/227 fat -free natural cottage cheese
      2 egg yokes
      2 crushed garlic cloves
      4oz/113 g button mushrooms, finely chopped
      1 onion, finely chopped
      1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
      6oz/170g reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
      small bunch of basil leaves, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
      pinch of nutmeg (makes a big difference to the flavour)
      salt & pepper
      250g pack of dried cannelloni
      1lb 8oz.567g passata (ideally with onion & garlic, but I used plain)

      Green salad to serve

      Extra Easy Free*
      Green Free

      *Add 5.5 Syns if you are not using the reduced fat Cheddar Cheese and a Healthy Extra


      Pre-heat oven to 200c/400F/gas mark 6. Squeeze out the excess water from the spinach and spray a medium sized baking dish with Fry Light

      Put the spinach, cottage cheese, egg yokes, garlic, mushrooms, onion, pepper, half the cheese and half the basil in a bowl. Add the nutmeg, season well and mix together. (use a very big bowl!)

      The recipe says use a piping bag (or teaspoon) carefully fill the cannelloni tubes with the mixture. I didn't have a piping bag, the teaspoon was too fiddly, so I used my hands. Very messy, but satisfying once done. I promise you, its worth the effort! The kids might enjoy doing this bit for you!

      Place the filled tubes in the baking dish in a single layer and pour over the passata making sure all the cannelloni is completely covered.

      Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and chopped basil. Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the top is golden.

      Garnish with reserved basil leaves and finish with some black pepper. Divide between four plates and serve with a green salad.