Cheese please?

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Firstly, there are two of us, me and my hubby, middle aged, we need to lose weight, not eat as much food.

But hubby went shopping today, shopping for fruit? Yes, mince pies? Yes.

A two pound block of cheddar… A TWO POUND BLOCK OF CHEDDAR? Why? I need to cut my cholesterol, not raise it and apart from cheese on toast and cheese sandwiches, or a bit grated onto pasta, where can we use so much? Answer, hubby will chop it up and eat it in chunks. Any suggestions? Cheese and curry, fish and cheese?

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Mega Giga meals

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This is not a criticism of a particular place and I have not used an image of a menu as it will be copyright.

But… We live in an age of excess for some and austerity for others.

I was looking for something I really liked on the menu and I spotted a mega meal of a full rack of pork ribs, a huge portion of chips, two corn on the cob and coleslaw and baked beans. But here is the but…. That is far too much for me. I could have shared with my hubby, but he doesn’t like ribs. So I thought I would ask for half of it. The mega meal was almost £16, so I hoped I could get something for £8. The answer? NO. But I said, there’s no way I can eat that. I want to eat less. Well, came back the answer, just eat what you want, or take the rest home for later!?

Huh, but I won’t eat it and I don’t want to take it home for later…..

Well we are sorry, but the half rack of ribs was taken off this menu….

I paused to think about this. Anyone without a huge appetite cannot have ribs, there is no other option. If you buy it then you are paying double the usual price. Its promoting greed and spending too much on a limited budget.

I had to choose something so I had a cheese burger in a brioche bun. It was adequate but dry, and the French fries were dry too. I smothered everything in ketchup and mayo to try and make it a bit more edible. I left half the bin, but I was not happy. I think they have lost a customer.

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