Friday, 27 November 2015

Eyes versus tum.

Oh dear, there are occasions when my eyes are bigger than my tum, as my mother used to say.   Meeting this morning for our Friday morning coffee and chat, I (and several others) just couldn't resist a cheese scone.   Our usual cafe is closed today for a new floor, so we went to our usual Tuesday cafe, where without a doubt they make the best scones in Yorkshire.

I did already know that a group of us were meeting at our local Auction House Cafe for lunch (and that was only two hours later) but that didn't deter me - although it should have done.

In the cafe, where seven of us met for lunch (an old friend had come up from Oxfordshire for a few days, so it was nice to meet up) I did not feel like eating at all.   But I succumbed to a gruyere, beetroot and orange chutney panini with salad.   It was delicious.   But I now feel that I never wish to eat anything again.   I probably feel like John (Going Gently) when he has had a surfeit of Scotch Eggs.

But at least I have not succumbed to Black Friday and have given all shops a very wide berth.

17 comments:

donna baker said...

All sounds like it was too hard to resist. I too made sure to not overeat for Thanksgiving yesterday as I'd be sorry for it. Fun social life you lead.

Barbara Womack said...

I don't think you're alone in "eyes versus tum", a great number of folks here in the US are still in such a state. But, what a tasty problem to have!

Frances said...

I like your having cetain places to meet up on certain days. It's much the same for me over here, depending on which part of New York will be the destination for my friends and myself. Every so often one of the favorite spots actually closes and it's a while before we find a replacement spot that suits us as well. Decades after it close, we still lament the wonderful Cafe La Fortuna.

I like the sound of both cheese scone and veg/cheese pannini. Yummy!

xo

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I'm terrible, being very odd about food and feeling hungry when I'm not really, or shouldn't be.

Wilma said...

I know that feeling far too well! We prepared far too much food for our Thanksgiving dinner for 2 yesterday. In fact, I decided not to even try to eat the bean salad with avocado and even skipped the dessert! Slept much better last night for not having overeaten. Will have both today. I find it harder to resist over eating when dining out; I do love to have a nice meal served to me!

Polly said...

Hello Weaver, just found your blog and have enjoyed reading about the ladies, I hope the gentle giant does his job. The panini sounded scrumptious. Like you I have ignored black Friday, I think it’s all hype. Looking forward to reading more about life on a Yorkshire farm.

Joanne Noragon said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. I would eat every bit of that without second thought, though I probably would skip to cheese and still have felt wantonly stuffed.

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The Broad said...

We had a very much smaller Thanksgiving meal yesterday. It's hard to be in England and celebrate the on Thanksgiving as everyone is working. When I was a young girl in New England, the family looked forward to the day after Thanksgiving to begin our Christmas shopping. The stores were all newly decked out for Christmas and were crowded with shoppers doing the same. It was not a day for bargains then. Often towns and cities would turn on the Christmas lights for the occasion. But now, like so many other things it's become an overblown nightmare and no family in its right mind would set out for a day's Christmas shopping. To me the idea of Black Friday in the UK is rather strange, since everyone has been Christmas shopping since the beginning of November (if not before!) and there is no big holiday always on a Thursday at the end of November to make it a rather natural occurrence...

Heather said...

It is so hard to resist delights when you already know how delicious they are. I have saved a lot thanks to Black Friday by not going near any shops or taking advantage of any of the dozens of advertisements clammering for our attention!

Rachel said...

I never want to spoil my dinner or my tea. I just can't do it.

angryparsnip said...

Both of your choices sound so wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

angryparsnip said...

@ The Broad.... my family in Japan feels about the same. They had their Thanksgiving last weekend with friends.
Son wished me a Happy Thanksgiving from work and told me it was cold and windy.

Cro Magnon said...

I'm pleased to report that this stupid 'Black Friday' nonsense has not yet reached France.

Robin Mac said...

I had to google Black Friday, as I had only ever heard of it being a superstition when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday! I did go shopping last Friday, but thankfully there was no mad panic - that will happen here in Oz on Boxing Day, when I definitely will NOT be going near a shop.
Those scones sound delicious.

Bovey Belle said...

Yup, family saying of my mum's too. My late ma-in-law used to say (on the rare occasion she had overeaten) that her skin felt too tight, and she didn't like that. Mind you, she didn't really like food, full stop!

Tesco had SO MANY 49" screen and 36" screen TV's stacked up in the aisles and I should think they are left with all but half a dozen of them this morning . . .

I will admit to buying something from Amazon, which was on offer, and was a multi-purpose cooker, basically an electric pressure cooker (should save pounds on electricity used in a roast) with slow cooker and 5 other functions. It had excellent reviews so I hope I shan't doubt my purchase and at least I can recycle my old slow cooker which had all the controls worn off the front and a slightly porous ceramic liner.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for cslling in. I am going to suggest on my blog today that everyone reads The History Anorak's comment today about why charities send unsolicited gifts. Most interesting.