Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.
Not a great deal to report today apart from the fact that yesterday I ate Cauliflower Cheese and a Roasted Parsnip. A Christmas miracle indeed because I have never wanted to eat Cauliflower before in my life!
The wonders will never cease.
What is happening to me, and how did it happen?
Well yesterday I took mum out for lunch as it was her birthday. Lunch was at a friends Gastro Pub by the name of The Star Inn situated in Sparsholt near Wantage, a pub that has been getting rave reviews and rightly so because the food is amazing. After perusing the menu I plumped for the venison. It arrived on a bed of Curly Kale with a Roasted Parsnip on top, three Roast Potatoes surrounded this and at the edge of the plate was the Cauliflower with some cheese sauce and cheese atop it. Not a great deal but enough to give it flavour.
I immediately gave away my Parsnip but as I pushed away the hated Cauliflower, something came over me and I decided to give in and give it a try. I have no idea why I did this but I am so glad I did. It was great.
That is all there is to it.
I then asked for half of my Parsnip back (very cheeky I know but by then I was on a veggie eating spree….) and I loved that as well! I was amazed. I was eating a roast dinner with seasonal vegetables. I could not believe it myself.
I have to say I absolutely enjoyed EVERY mouthful and at the end of it I amazed myself even further because all of the meat had gone, the Parsnip half was gone and all bar some chunky Cauliflower stem had been vamoosed into my belly. All that remained was one and a half Roast Potatoes. A feat NEVER before managed by me as I ALWAYS eat my roast potatoes.
They say that the taste buds change after the Gastric Sleeve Surgery and I freely admit I was a little sceptical at first but I am now beginning to think there may be a shred of truth in it…. 😉
Anyway, lunch was eaten, bills paid, goodbyes made and once we had returned home from the lovely lunch and chatted for a while, Mum remembered she had my Christmas card so duly handed it over.
You probably know me enough by now to know that I would not normally share this, but it tickled me so much, I thought I had better do it justice and get it out there because it is SO apt to all of us, it is quite remarkable…!
That’s all for today folks. Have a great start to your week and check back in soon as there is always something to share…. 🙂
Stay out of the fridge.