Monday, 9 November 2015

#MealPlanningMonday - 9th November 2015

5:2 Diet Vegetarian Meals for one
Squiggle has become a bit of a fussy eater lately and just wants to eat fish fingers every night, which was OK for a few days but now I'm getting fed up of trying to cook 2 seperate meals every night, especially as I have no idea about portion control. I always make far too much and even though I freeze some and give my granny some I always seem to have lots going to waste. Luckily last week I won a copy of 5:2 Diet Vegetarian Meals for One. I'm not a vegetarian and I'm not following the 5:2 diet but some of the recipes in this book look really yummy and they are designed to make just one portion ( which will be a shame if I decide I want seconds! )

Anyway after having a quick skim through I have decided to attempt to make:

Butternut Squash Risotto
Stroganoff with rice ( the recipe calls for Tofu but I'm going to substitute for beef )
Low fat Pesto Tagliatelle

I'll let you know how I get on with them.

I've also got a pan of parsnip soup that I made yesterday and sorry Skippy but I found some Kangaroo steaks in Lidl and thought I'd give them a try - I'm not sure if Squiggle will want to try them or not, you never know he may surprise me and broaden his food horizons this week!

As usual this post is linked up with Meal Planning Monday, head over to Mrs M's blog to get more inspiration.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Silent Sunday - 1st November 2015

The Lights Are On But No One's Homer - A little bit about my blog.

I get quite a few funny looks when I'm out and about and introducing myself and my blog - Hi I'm Joanne, and I write a blog called The Lights Are On But No One's Homer, I think mainly because it is such a mouthful to say the full title or at least I hope so and they're not just looking at me like I am a weirdo! I've managed to cut down my name on Twitter to just simply No One's Homer and I probably should follow suit on Instagram but I'm attached to my alter ego name of Felixthemog which I've been known as since I first joined the World Wide Web, but that doesn't fit with this blog.

When I first started blog writing many years ago I was starting out as Fat Girl Thin, and was supposed to be blogging about weight loss, however 12 months after I started writing my blog I was hospitalised with acute pancreatitis following an emergency C-Section and was in hospital for 9 months and consequently lost 10 stone in weight so I didn't need really to blog about weight loss. ( although that's all changed in the past few years! )

When I finally got back to a decent level of health I decided it was time for a new outlook on life, and a new blog name. So after racking my brains for what seemed like forever I thought about a word play on my name Homer and came up with The Lights Are On, But No One's Homer. I do have "blonde" moments, I was born blonde, and regularly dye my hair blonde so I'm entitled to say that!

I do live in my own little world sometimes, and have been occasionally accused of not getting things straight away but don't let that fool you. I think I am quite intelligent, however I just choose not to show it! Ever since my stay in hospital (where I nearly died twice) I have become a completely different person, I am a bit more scatty, slightly more immature, but if it means I can enjoy life and I'm not hurting anyone then that's fine by me. Yes I regularly dress up in fancy dress, I might look like a total div and you might feel embarrassed for me but I'm not embarrassed and my son loves it. As far as he is concerned his mum is ace!

My blog is a place where I can share my memories about the mad things that happen round here, the crazy things that my family do, and occasionally do grown up things like write product reviews and attend events.

Am I going to change the name following last years split from Mr Homer? No, this is who I am and he was a part of my life, and I will always be living with a Homer thanks to my son Squiggle.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and my other posts and I hope you enjoy reading what I write. Please feel free to leave any comments on any posts, it's always good to get feedback from my readers.