Tuesday 19 April 2011

Tidy? Me?

I'm beginning to think that someone, somewhere has sent Shimelle a list of my worst characteristics and she is designing this whole Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers class in order to make me change my ways.  First we had the whole statistics/analysis malarky yesterday which made me think we had got the worst bit out of the way.  So I popped into town this morning, came home and printed off the pdf on the next prompt, made a coffee and went to sit on the patio in the sunshine to see what today's prompt held. 
There must be some mistake.  TIDYING UP?  Clearing out?  Me?  I felt a shiver go down my spine as if the sun had gone behind a cloud.  I don't 'do' tidy.  I do cluttered and messy and 'don't get rid of that, you never know when you might need it'.  Anyone who needs proof, please feel free to pop round and look in my 'drawer of useful things' in the kitchen.
So anyway, I've taken a deep breath and been ruthless.  All those little 'badges of honour' on my sidebar, showing classes I have taken - gone!  Just the ones that I am doing at the moment left.  It's a start and it's my leap of faith that by the end of this course, my blog will be bright and sparkling, up to the minute and looking like it just stepped off the catwalk at London Fashion Week. 
While I am admitting to my faults (of which there are many!) I am deeply ashamed to say that my good intentions on the Rosemary Conley healthy eating front have started to deteriorate.  I blame Mel for giving me a number to deal with on Sunday's blog hop thus enforcing me to consume vast quantities of chocolate all washed down with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc to calm my nerves.  I've never been vastly overweight but have reached a certain age {ahem}where I have to be a little careful over my food intake (or the type of food that is intaken).  I went to RC classes about 3 years ago with the intention of losing half a stone, and ended up losing almost a stone but that extra 7lbs is gradually creeping back up on me, despite still going to classes.  So I am going to try and plan my menus a little better from now on, and with the results of yesterday's survey, will share a few recipes along the way.  I've even added a new tab especially!   Tonight for dinner we are having salmon with a red pepper crust.

4 Salmon Fillets
1 pot roasted red pepper hummous
2 tbs breadcrumbs
Sprinkling of parmesan cheese

Place salmon fillets on a foil covered baking tray and spoon hummous over top in a nice even layer (those NOT on the RC diet plan have a thicker layer than the others!)
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grate over a dusting of parmesan.  (Those lucky devils not having to watch their weight can have a very much more generous dusting)
Bake at 180C/360F/Gas 5 for about 15 mins
Serve with salad or green vegetables.


Sian said...

It sounds right up our street! The recipe I mean, not the tidying lol That's a hard one for me too.

Beverly said...

lol I am beginning to think if we lived nearby we would be very good friends...our maths and tidy traits go hand in hand. I am on a quest for lighter recipes and this sounds wonderful, I think I will put it on an upcoming menu :) TFS

Connie Mercer said...

your blog looks great~your a good blog keeper!!

scrappyjacky said...

I don't do tidying either....just hoarding and clutter...though I have managed to give my blog a little makeover....though not actually got rid of anything!!!

Jane said...

will definitely be trying that recipe!

Cheri said...

Well Deb - maybe we are getting all the "ick" out of the way in the first week. I was scared to death of trying to add analytics and a poll!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Haha. Oh, Deb, you crack me up. I always love coming over here and reading your posts. Your wit always makes me smile.

Good luck with the tidy bit...and thanks for the recipe. xo

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love following Beyond Scrapbooking through you, as I think we are a bit similar. I tidy my blog occasionally - should go have a firm look at it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb - having been without my laptop, again, for several days have only just been able to catch up - loved your number post and am looking forward to the recipes.

humel said...

Blame me if you must lol! I still won't help you to tidy.... ;-)

I found that I'd taken so many classes my blog's sidebar was bulging at the seams, so I moved the badges to a new page on my blog, that worked for me :-)

The recipe sounds good if I can leave out the peppers. (They give me indigestion really badly!) Do you think it would work with lemon and coriander hummous?

Ginger said...

Well I love Salmon, and hummus so this one will be a keeper! I like the tab, I think I will have to try that out too!

Lynn said...

Well done on the tidying and good luck with the meal planning. I'm a weight watchers girl and find it works well when I plan (shame that meal planning is about my least favourite activity in the world)