Breakfast: at 4 am I awoke feeling fiercely hungry. Plainly not enough to eat last night. So at 4.20 I made a three egg omelette with red pepper, smoked marlin and cheese, salt and pepper. I fried it in a little Black and Gold brand Canola cooking spray, in my little omelette sized round bottomed frying pan, but somewhat spoiled the idea of the spray by serving it with a warmed buttered bun. The omelette was perfect, folded, still a little runny in the middle and suffused with that delicious smoked fish flavour. Omelette King, me.
Second breakfast: 10.30 am – A few pieces of left over tapioca in the fridge. The lady who sells tapioca chips at work had told me the secret of her batter, and I replicated it. Deep fried in a mix of vanasparti and canola, they came out perfect, but a little greasy. Pan not hot enough? So I ate only a couple, with some of my rapidly dwindling plum sauce made about 5 years or so ago. I am out of tamarind sauce.
I shall have to skip elevenses, and probably lunch, so the next food will be coffee and biscuits at tiffin, and later this evening I shall have smoked chicken, salad and potato salad, and bread. I have a little plum pudding but I am guessing it will sit until I feel in need of a wee treat with custard.
I have a small Christmas cake for sharing – don’t fancy it myself – and some of the very delicious and incredibly cheap FMF Oaties coconut biscuits, which come in 500g bags for only $3. I bought two bags so I can shae and still have plenty for myself.
If the anticipated but probably shouldn’t-be-expected Solomon visitors don’t show up, I shall be eating smoked chicken and marlin, salad and biscuits all week.
I have a feeling Frankie will get the rest of the chips. I am off greasy food, except for butter on my bread and porridge. I hope she is not fussy.
For nibbles I have mixed fruit and nuts, some macadamias I bought in Hawai’i, the biscuits of course, and I was lucky to find the last 500g bag of dried apricots in Cost U Less for only $7. A bargain. I did not get any crystallised ginger, chocolate, mince pies, turkish delight, or other festive fare, as it was all horrendously costly, but I did grab a stick of nutty nougat. I also have the Guylian chocs now.
Even so, I have far too much for me, but it will all keep.
And that is Christmas.