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Nearing the End

December 28, 2011

The original Nugget from back in Janurary 2011

Can you believe that we’ve stuck this through? Nearly 365 days of One Chicken Nugget’s daily blog posts completed and I still think that we’ll give up before the end. I remember when we started on New Year’s day, it seemed like such a good idea at the time, but now 362 days later I feel a little differently.

The daily posting was the problem, but also the basis of the whole idea, so basically the idea was the problem. You wouldn’t think it would take all that much effort to scribble down exactly what you’ve eaten throughout the day and accompany it with a little bit of food related musing. But you would be wrong! It is difficult.

The main difficulty comes in the time it takes. I think that between 20 minutes and 2 hours most of OCN’s daily posts have been written, but even taking the short end of that scale leaves OCN accounting for 121 hours of my life this year (approx 5 days). Add to this the time spent on the redesign and relaunch and it would probably push it up another day or two. And I think these estimates are quite conservative.

Concluding, this type of one-a-day challenge will take up one of the 52 weeks you have in a year. Sound a lot? It is, particularly when you don’t get paid and 90% of it only irritates people. I would like to thank all of you who have read any of One Chicken Nugget, maybe taken some of your time to comment, or even posted yourself. However, someone who deserves a little more thanks is Tash (and Lee would probably say Laura). Neither of them asked for One Chicken Nugget to begin (they’ve almost definitely asked for it to end), yet Tash has had to put up with the inane drivel that I write down here taking up hours in the day when I could be doing something much more practical and helpful. I imagine that the effort it takes for me to write some of this nonsense, requires twice as much effort on Tash’s part not to smack me in the head and say, “what the hell are you doing?!”. So for that, I say thanks.


Buffet Christmas

December 27, 2011

At Christmas, people go mental. In recent years the big supermarkets close for just one day. Back in the day they used to close early on Christmas eve and normal service wasn’t resumed until at least the 28th so there was some reason to stock up on food (despite most people only visiting the supermarket weekly anyway), but now it’s not the case. And yet people are still stocking up their cupboards with treats of all sorts with some sort of rush to have everything eaten as soon as possible and thus there is a lot of surplus food lying around.

Eaten Today:

09.00 Buffet Breakfast – Bacon, Sausage, Egg, Beans, Toast, Berries, Kewi, Melon & Toast
13.30 Cheese & Onion Roll
16.50 Hamburger at Fleet Services
20.30 Angus Blue Burger with Grilled Tomatoes and Fries
Also… some celebrations and pringles

New Tool/Toy

December 27, 2011

Sometimes you should enjoy using a tool, which scrubs out the line between toy and tool. I think this will be one of those tool-toys… 

Eaten today: 
14:00 Roast beef, potatoes, yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, carrots, purple sprouting broccoli, green beans, one profiterole. 
16:20 Chocolate Santa x2 
19:40 Bounty celebrations (always left till last) x2

Boxing Day

December 26, 2011

Boxing day tends to be a feast on the leftovers from yesterday, but a boxing day tradition that seems to have taken off of recent years for me is to have a second family roast. So there you go. 

Eaten Today:

08.05 Toast x2 with Marmite
11.10 Boast Bar
14.50 Nibbles – mini sausage roll x4, potato sticks x3 and some crisps
19.05 Boxing Day Roast – Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup; Turkey, Beef, Potato, Sprouts, Peas, Cauliflower,  Yorkshire Pudding; little bit of Lemon Meringue   

Eating Christmas

December 26, 2011

Christmas is all about food, it seems. Even though I’m feeling pretty ill, the big dinners keep coming (I’m doing that ‘feed a cold’ thing).

Eaten today:

14:00 Ham salad sandwich, dairy milk caramel bar
19:00 Ham, turkey, carrot, jacket potato, coleslaw, cheese, mouthful of cheesecake

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2011

Hello, today is Christmas. Today’s post from Tom is well worth a read! Tomorrow Steve Wallers will be posting the best boxing day breakfast and between now and new year we have plenty more treats for.

Eaten Today

09.30 Croissant
11.50 Hand Crafted Sausage Rolls and Mince Pies
15.05 Prawn Cocktail
15.35 Roast Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Sprouts with bacon and Brazil nuts, Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce
19.50 Cheese Board, chocolate

Cologne… The Mega-Post

December 25, 2011

As half promised yesterday, with today being Christmas, I’ve controversially not posted about Christmas dinner! A few days ago, Lee, Laura, Tash and myself returned from Cologne. Much of the trip was centred around the seven Christmas markets, and much of that is centred around food. And given that the topic of this blog is food, here are all (not quite all actually – there were a lot – and in fact there are a quite a few here that aren’t related to food) the foodie photos taken from the week.

And here is Christmas dinner 2011:

10:40 Bacon sandwich
12:10 Crisps
14:30 Turkey, bread sauce, stuffing, potato, carrot, red cabbage, fairly swiftly followed by ben and jerrys and some celebrations