On the 24th of July I devised a new diet plan, it was called the Corn Flakes and Wine Diet, over seven days I managed to lose nearly 3 kilos in weight. Everything was going wonderfully, until somebody who had read about my diet on Facebook, sent a message to Mrs Sensible and pointed out the Corn Flakes and Wine Diet didn’t appear to include any vegetables.
Day one: all you need is a nice bottle of wine and a box of Corn Flakes
Mrs Sensible is currently in Sicily, spending some quality time with her family, while I cook and fend for myself. I received a quick phone call where Mrs S pointed out I needed to add vegetables to my diet, or I would be in trouble.
This posed a significant problem. When I went shopping I bought only the essentials that I thought I would need, the shopping list included sausages and toilet roll but did not include vegetables. So I hightailed it down to the local shop and bought some mushrooms and potatoes.
Day two: Sausages with vegetables
That following night I received another phone call from Mrs Sensible inquiring if I had included vegetables in my diet. I sent her the above photo and pointed out that not only had I included potatoes but I had also included mushrooms!!!!!
We then had a little debate to discuss if chips could be classified as vegetables and if they were healthy. I thought I was winning the
argument debate until Mrs Sensible asked if I had eaten any fruit in the past couple of days.
Day three: Fruit added to the diet
Under instruction from Mrs S I added an apple to my diet. Don’t worry, I didn’t go hungry because I snacked during the day on some Corn Flakes.
During the fourth day of surviving alone, I received an e mail from the nice people at the Expat-Blog web site, they said they had decided to make my little blog of madness their August blog of the month!!! They asked for a photo that reflected Italy and would I answer a few questions. I was genuinely surprised when they not only printed the photo I submitted, but also included my interview.
To celebrate I cooked a proper dinner,
Spaghetti, wine and the Godfather DVD
This dish not only included tomatoes and mushrooms, there was also some prosciutto cotto and some salami chopped up and added, nicely washed down with a nice bottle of Marco Belleros wine which reminds me I need to tell you about Marco inviting me to help present his wine at the London Tasting Seminar in May.
But back to the food, as I type this I have a chicken curry cooking on the hob, actually I checked it a minute ago and the juice has all boiled away, I have just added some more water from the kettle, but it looks a bit sad, so I might not upload a photo of it and I might be tempted to have Corn Flakes and wine tonight.
Just please don’t tell Mrs Sensible