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It’s the weekend! So no cooking tonight for Dad! Which is good for us as the fridge door fell off today…. Duct tape is currently being used to replace the door hinges. Strangely it’s actually working….

Dad’s verdict on today’s homemade egg mayonnaise salad sandwich and healthy snacks ??

Well here’s what he had to say:

“Very yummy, I liked the sandwich but something was soggy… I can’t remember what though….”

Great feedback, Dad. We’re guessing maybe the bread got a little soggy as we put freshly washed (and hastily air-whipped dry) lettuce as an extra filling. Oh well. Now we know for next time! Nothing mentioned about the peppers and cucumber – perhaps we should take that to mean they got gobbled up and there are no complaints to be reported back 🙂

Mum makes amazing soup on weekends so we’ll be sure to post a photo and recipe!

Happy Two Days Rest!!


Firstly our observation of Dad’s leftovers:

  • 95% of the tuna salad still left (hmmm… is Dad cheating by buying secret snacks?!),
  • half of the mixed nuts munched,
  • and no carrots or crackers left (good!)

Dad’s verdict:

“Too much pasta and not enough sauce”

Our thoughts: Ok, maybe we overdid it on the pasta – measuring dry pasta is tricky since it expands when cooked! (Like rice). But, sauce? It’s a salad!! There’s not meant to be a sauce or lots of dressing, as it’s low fat. You’re on our diet Dad – no sugary chutney or shop-bought gooey sauce. Maybe we could have used olive oil to add a little more flavour and texture, but it turned out we had none (mum had put vegetable oil in the pouring bottle which tricked us when making our shopping list!!).

Today not much cooking took place. Well, it did, but unfortunately it ended up thrown in the bin. Terrible attempt at couscous salad – what we learnt:

  1. We need to buy olive oil.
  2. We need to use a recipe for couscous salad.

Instead we opted for a homemade egg mayonnaise salad sandwich on ‘Best of Both’ bread. The mayonnaise was low fat, the eggs count as protein and we added lettuce for extra goodness.

Easy snacks to make for Dad were: chopped green and red peppers, sliced cucumber, a handful of mixed nuts with a teaspoon of sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and three oatcakes.