So last week was busy, both the theatre trips were good and on Friday night I went to Cafe de Paris for a works do. The food was mediocre and the entertainment was ok but not as good as my previous visit.
The waiters kept refilling my glass with wine so by the end of the night I realised that I had drunk a lot more than I intended. So before I got on my early train on Saturday morning I stopped at McDonalds for breakfast. This is not obviously a regular occurrence and I really don't think I'd bother again, it wasn't worth it, but I needed something and the queue for Leon was enormous!!
I went to the Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions and it was a lovely day out. The two best talks were one from Bee Wilson about Sandwiches, although it was a shame she had no visuals and read off a sheet of paper and one from Tim Procter, curator at the National Railway Museum about food on the railways.
We went to Yo! Sushi for dinner on our way home and I got to have my favourite aubergine dish.
On Sunday we went for Korean food at JinJuu on Kingly Street, Soho. The food was really interesting and I finally got to try mandoo.
We then went to Crumbs and Doilies afterwards, I had the malteser cake and my sister had a white chocolate and raspberry cupcake. Yum!
So this week is, well, less busy. I am going out for dinner, meeting my mentee, rehearsing for the Big Dance and going to Pilates. I have nothing and I mean nothing, other than going to a garden centre, planned for the bank holiday weekend and I am so looking forward to it. I plan to cook and bake and garden and relax and go to exhibitions and sleep and read. Yum!
Salmon, Couscous and Lentil Salad
Ham, Spinach and Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Salad
Tzatziki Pasta Salad
Cumin, Barley and Cabbage Soup
Bigos with Spaetzle
Kale, Mushroom and Beetroot Lasagne with Salad
Cheese and Pickle Sandwich with Crisps
Orzo Salad with Vegetables
Tuna Kebabs with Rice
Fake Bake with Mushroom Stroganoff
Saag Paneer with Dosas
French Onion Soup with Cheese on Toast
Chicken and Apricot Sausages and Mash with Gravy