Those seem to have been my favourite colours during the holidays. This delectable liqueur represents only one portion of a tasty Mochatini. Sampled a couple of those ....
..... so, did everybody gain a few Ferraros over the holidays? They are similar to pounds, but are
chocolate and hazelnut and ... ooohhhhh do they add girth to a tummy. But, what rhymes with tummy ...but yummy... and that is exactly why I ate more than my share. Guess what? this week they are on sale 50% off! That's right, I bought some more. Why not? They last a long, long time if I don't open them! 'Course...that'll be the hard part.
I am supposed to be "putting Christmas away" this week...but...look.... more golden chocolates..... and butter cookies...and.... oh, brother, does it never end? I am still enjoying my holidaying...well into this new year. Why not? Other than Valentine's day and birthdays...I usually don't bother with chocolate or many sweets. Bread is more my weakness...
Okay...look, there are some good things in the frig too....
and I am preparing healthy food and smaller portions..... that should help get us back on track.
a little slice of tenderloin(with spicy curry tomatoes), couscous and veggies..
or orange roughy with a simmered fruity melange over rice..
I was keen to begin some exercise this month...but my foot is still not perfect. Some days it feels pretty good and then...some days it is painful. I think I will begin with shorter stints on the treadmill than I have been trying... even 10 -15 morning, noon and night...might be better than trying for 20 minutes at one go right now. Must strengthen it gradually or I feel I will risk problems .. I want this to be a much more mobile year so am not taking any chances. I am back to doing some light weights, leg lifts front, back and sides... and some rubber band therapy for my shoulder ... wish my back would hurry up too... still a bit painful from the tub incident.... sigh .. always some darn thing.
January is a good time for a clean sweep. I like to check both pantries and re-organize things. Check dates...make sure I am not going to let anything "expire". Absolutely no point in buying on sale or getting any bargains if you let it go to waste is there?
All the dry soup ingredients are on sale right now. I almost think the grocery stores are trying to help out a bit in the budget department. A shame some folks overspend at the Christmas...but they do....and they pay dearly for it in January.
Usually the weather makes it feel a bit more like a soup day too but so far... we have had no winter. Not to say we won't...we will likely get whacked pretty hard by good ol' Mother Nature...and soon...and then, well into spring...and even early summer....that is just how it goes here.
This year I would like to try baking some breads, and have bought a couple of new loaf pans. I am still just tidying for this week ... but will be back to baking and experimenting with a few new things next week.