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Sue G

While we are waiting

to see if we get a new title or not, can't we just start chatting.


Anyone else in need of a post christmas diet. We really didn't over do the christmas shoping with lots of goodies. Just food for christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

So why did i put on so much weight.
MINCE PIES are to blame

A friend did bring me Asda Mince pies which really were not nice, but i had to eat them just to be polite and not waste food. Then sister in law sent two packet over which arrived on saturday.Now gone.

Now my belly is starting to look like a mince pie.

Which diets do you use?

Last year i lost quite a lot of weight walking the kids to school and going out on bike rides around the village, bit to cold to do either of these at the moment.

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Pan-tastic

extreme New Year dieting

I got on the scales on Sunday morning and was a bit horrified at how much weight I had put on. By 6pm on Sunday evening I had succumbed to the norovirus and had a hideous 12 hours but was nearly 5lbs lighter the next morning! I know I have lost fluid and not real fat but my tummy is a lot flatter and it is quite motivating to try and keep it that way! Not exactly worth the misery of being so sick but I might as well try to reap some benefit!

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Gerry

Christmas mince pies

Don't like any commercial ones. Made my own and would have had a few over the Xmas, instead of the normal sandwich I would have had. We're no fatter here.

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Sue G

chatting time

Pan you have to be carefull, i had the vomitting bug just before christmas, it really is horrible, got myself a nice flat stomach but felt really horrible for days after. Then realised i need salt so i started to eat salty food and then christmas happened so it all piled back plus a bit extra.
Hope you are feeling better now, did your little boy get it.
Hubby came down with it, then me followed by Maya. Luca was the only one who didn't catch it.

gerry this is the first year i haven't made my own pies, i had for got to ask for suet to be sent over I know some people make them with out suet, but dried fruit is really expensive over here and didn't want to waste money trying to make the mince without suet.

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Gerry

SueG, mince pies


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gerry this is the first year i haven't made my own pies, i had for got to ask for suet to be sent over I know some people make them with out suet, but dried fruit is really expensive over here and didn't want to waste money trying to make the mince without suet."

SueG, I use a proportion of meat - venison this year - but no suet. They were yummy and not over-sweet like I find other people's mince pies.

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Thistledo

Christmas mince pies

Gerry, I'm really confused; venison? mince pies? Guessing you're not in the UK. Mince pies in the UK are a dessert using pastry filled with mincemeat (as we call it) made up of dried fruit, beef/vegetable suet and brandy.
You call our mince 'hamburger'.
Confusing isn't it?

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Gerry

funny mince pies?


"Gerry, I'm really confused; venison? mince pies? Guessing you're not in the UK. Mince pies in the UK are a dessert using pastry filled with mincemeat (as we call it) made up of dried fruit, beef/vegetable suet and brandy.
You call our mince 'hamburger'.
Confusing isn't it? "

I certainly am in the UK, Devon in fact. Mince pies traditionally used a proportion of meat or game, much high an amount than we'd use now. Look up any historic food site - or book - for the info/recipes.

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Gerry

Thistledo - just one example

http://www.mincepieclub.co.uk/Mince_Pie_News/Mince_Pie_History/The_History_Of_The_Mince_Pie.html

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jon

mince pies

I'm one for the sweet mincmeat and don't think I'd appreciate meat in it even if it is more traditional.

We don't usually bother making our own from scratch but add to a shop bought one.

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violet eyes

mince pies with a difference

I make my mince pies with a bit of a twist to them, nothing that special as I'm sure many others do the same.
For the Christmas just gone I used the recipe from the Be-Ro book for Viennese Fingers as the topping for my pies I just piped it on. It was really lovely,nice and buttery,the others I put a crumble mix on top. Still some in the freezer so I shall look forward to eating them all up :o)

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Saffy

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Yes, I put on weight over Christmas. Stupidly I started smoking shin 18 months ago. I gave up a month before Christmas and that, together with the Christmas excesses meant a 7lb weight gain. I'm dieting now with a group if friends. We're all following the Slimming Wirld diet. Putting £2a week into a pot and whoever loses the most wright wins the money. Having the support of friends and the motivation of £50 is a good incentive. X

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Thistledo

Mince Pies

Very interesting Gerry. Having lived in Devon for 42 years, I'd never heard of them but you are going back a couple of years! I'm presuming that the now famous pasty was derived from your gamey pies.

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Thistledo

Mince pies

Precisely what I do Jon. I found Tesco Finest the best. Was certainly aware of the booze content. Always make my own pastry anyway. Hate sweet pastry with sweet innards.

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Thistledo

Mince pies with a difference

Another nice thing to do is introduce grated orange zest into the pastry. Gives it a nice twang!

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Sue G

While we are waiting

Good luck with your weight watcher Saffy, some times wished we lived in a city or small town then it would be much easier to join weight watcher for example.

Might just try cutting back on the size of meal, it is not often we eat bread, maybe once a week we do toast for breakfast. Do eat a lot of pasta/rice/couscous though.

Off to the city this afternoon so might pop into the C & A, i need some new jeans and they still do big bum size. Will buy the same size i am in now, then i will have to loose the weight to fit in them.

 
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