Dinner for One

When Hubby and I first moved in together, I found it difficult to judge my quantities.
Having been used to preparing meals for 5 if not 6 or 7, plus two dogs, suddenly finding myself cooking for just two was very much hit and miss, and we had a lot of left-overs.
Nothing was ever wasted though, those extra veggies made lovely bubble and squeak (google image here)
bubble-an-squeakand meats, sausages or stuffing balls were never unpleasant cold.
These past few days have been a dilemma in trying to prepare something Hubby could keep down, but in all honesty, the hardest thing I had to do for him was a cup of tea or boiled water!

Looking at the guide in my medication package regarding possible side effects, there are a fair few that I can possibly ‘look forward to’  (not).
side-effects-listI’m not kidding, this list is both sides!
OK, it’s split into very common (more than 1 in 10), common (1 in 10), uncommon (1 in 100), rare (1 in 1000), and extremely rare (1 in 10,000).
The 1 in 10 includes weight change, hot flushes, headaches, aches in joints, changes in appetite (go hand to mouth with weight change), and the possibility of a rash, constipation, nausea and diarrhea.
I’ve been taking them a week now (today is my 9th day) and so far, I’ve had a few hot flushes during the early hours, a headache, my knee hurts but I’ve put that down to the weather, and of course that sneaky half pound gain this week. Feeling a bit queasy once could just have been sympathy for Hubby’s plight.

Hubby has lost 3 kilos in 3 days, and his appetite is non existent at the moment, though he has managed to keep some solids down. Today I shall be cooking boiled rice as he needs something bland to settle his tummy. I haven’t decided what to have with my portion yet.
Preparing meals for me has been OK, though I haven’t done anything outlandish for want of stinking the boat out (even if it may be pleasant aromas to outsiders).
egg-and-ham-salad ham-and-jacket jacket-salad tom-and-ham

photos: egg and ham salad, ham and veg, jacket potato salad, tomato pasta with ham

OK, there is ham in three of the dishes above (the other was tinned salmon) but I had to use it up or end up throwing out as I had just opened it before he was taken ill.
For my desserts, I have forsaken the bowls of fruit salad, actually having a single pear one day, banana or raspberries on my breakfast cereal, and I treated myself to some ‘light’ lemon meringue yoghurts which are just 2½ syns each for a change.

Over the weekend, I am going to try and stick to some SP meals, which are simply speed and protein foods only from SW’s list and hope that will kick-start the loss again.
I’ve deliberately not got on my scales again, even if they are Di-friendly, but have maintained my exercise and dog walks, so if nothing else I will be getting my Gold ‘Body Magic’ certificate on Tuesday.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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1 Response to Dinner for One

  1. Ritu says:

    You’ve done well considering the circumstances !!!

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