What a miserable day. Not stopped raining since I got up at 7am.
I shall tackle a mountain of ironing once I've finished my post for today. Yesterday I went for my 2 yearly eye test then I had my yearly contact lens check. When all was finished the lady said, you don't pay for an eye test do you? I said yes I do to which she replied, no you don't pay any more because you pay for your contact lenses by direct debit each month which now allows you to have free sight tests with us. Great no more sight tests to pay at Specsavers for me, yippee. My prescription has changed in my weak eye so I need some new glasses but shall return once we have been paid. I'm also in a hospital fund which allows me to claim back on part of my optical expenses so it won't cost too much for my new glasses.
I really hate wasting any food so this morning I have used up some green tops of the leeks we have been eating over the last week.
LEEK AND POTATO SOUP
Serves 2, double quantities for 4
3 leek tops, washed & sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
small knob butter
150g potato, chopped
1 veg stock cube dissolved in 500ml water
sprinkle dried parsley
Grating black pepper
Put butter, leeks and onion in a pan and saute for about 5 minutes.
Add potato, parsley and stock. Cook for about 20 minutes until vegetables are soft.
Blitz soup with a hand blender then add pepper and milk and adjust seasoning to your taste.
That's my leek tops used up into a lovely soup. It turns out very green compared to when you use the whole of the leek but it still tastes good.
Breakfast - large bowl hot oatbran made with water with 6 tinned prunes
Lunch - leek & potato soup, 3 rice cakes with remaining smoked salmon pate
Dinner - 2 veggie sausages, 2 poached eggs, potato cake, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms & baked beans
Work - Tuna mayo salad sandwich, apple and a cup a soup