Doughnuts, buns and allsorts

Hubby is really suffering again today, so I am all for spoiling him.
I cooked stew for dinner adding more veg and an extra onion. Mum always used to swear by onions for colds, and sometimes would buy the little shallots and put them whole in her stews. Us kids would be thrilled to have one all to ourselves, and with dumplings as well, we were well spoiled.
Hubby doesn’t like dumplings so I don’t make them, but the mix was practically solid with veg, so that has to be good for us.

I noticed the other day that our local discount supermarket had my preferred kitchen roll on special offer again this week at £4.99 for 6. They usually retail around £3.50 for two, so this was a true bargain, but I didn’t have enough money to buy any, so we decided to go up today and hope they still had some.

Luckily, there were 4 packs left on the shelf (they get a single palette, and when it’s gone, it’s gone) so I got one and also a jam doughnut for Hubby.
In other places these past few shopping days I’ve bought a pack of two belgian buns which he’s had over two days as the sugar boosts his energy levels. Surprisingly, neither of these seem to affect his reflux issues, so that’s a good sign.

However, too much in the cold remedy line has bunged me up a little so I’m falling back on the old favourite of liquorice (allsorts) but these particular packs don’t have the fondant squares or coconut ice wheels, just the bobbly ones and liquorice rolls which should do the trick. Hubby likes the rolls too, so we can share. My reflux seems to have settled down, and I’ve had several cherry tomatoes this week and a bowl of defrosted black forest fruit which I topped with natural greek yoghurt.

My sore throat refuses to go away though, so I am still on the hot milk and honey which isn’t helping my syns any, but at least I can swallow.

No darts tonight, and to be honest, I’m rather glad.


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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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19 Responses to Doughnuts, buns and allsorts

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I’m not really a sweets lover, but I do love allsorts.

  2. Hope you both feel better soon

  3. Did you know the main ingredient in licorice is wheat? I deadly love it and can’t eat any because of GF diet.

  4. Sadje says:

    Yum! Donuts! Feed the cold?

  5. joyroses13 says:

    Ahh! Donuts can always make one smile! Hope you and your hubby get to feeling better soon!!

  6. SarahC says:

    you probably wrote it but what does the Syn stand for? hope all is well soon, all of you@

    • I spell it with a Y but Slimming World go with SIN, and it’s the value they give the naughty things we love that we can allow ourselves in the diet. Most dieters are allowed 15 syns a day, which sounds a lot, but when you think a doughnut has 9 and a half, a piece of bread 4, and then you get to pizza which is 9 per slice and don’t even think about a Big Mac (if you like them) which is 25, chicken sandwich 19 and a half, and so is a milkshake! My book is 2 years old and I no longer have access to their website, so I’m not uptodate, but it’s working for me.

      • SarahC says:

        Oh ok I thought it sound like bad points or something lol ….I don’t eat much of those examples anyway with his lo salt, lo sugar, no red meat etc diet/food plan. Thanku

      • You’re welcome. I can’t remember the last time we had a McDs, and because of the GERD problems which are affecting both of us now, I’m cooking everything from scratch. Luckily my triggers aren’t as many as his.

      • SarahC says:

        Lost my reflux by less coffee, extremely rare have soda, and the whole food eating life change…. Been lucky I guess

      • We’re working on it and making good progress I think. Anything I cook is normally OK, Hubby has pitta bread rather than normal bread (a small loaf will last me over a week as I don’t eat a lot, if I buy it in the first place) and we avoid the citrus fruits, and sadly my love od tomatoes!

  7. Is a kitchen roll a yeast bread or a sweet? Sounds like your husband can eat the naughty stuff just fine! 🙂

    • He’s on pitta bread and I’m on the rolls. Mind you he is polishing off the belgian buns and doughnuts, but I don;t mind if it makes him feel better and there are no after effects. His meds are working OK, as are mine. I had some more tomatoes yesterday.

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