When it’s your birthday, what food treat do you give yourself?

Lucylemonpip

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I have a big birthday coming up in August. For the last few weeks, I’ve been dreaming about what bad food treats I’m going to give myself! Lol. I’ve thought of many things that I have denied myself since October last year, when first diagnosed with T2. The list, so far, is:

Breakfast: pancakes with maple syrup and bacon (although, I have had this since diagnosis, but not since lockdown).
Lunch: tiger bread sandwich. Not sure of the filling yet! Ice cream for dessert.
Dinner: pizza, chips and salad Or, maybe a takeaway Chinese.
Dessert: choc fudge cake with double cream.
Koppaberg fruit cider. Strawberry and kiwi flavour. A couple of bottles thereof.

It will be interesting to see what my blood sugar readings are after each meal.

So, what would you have for a special birthday?
 

Lanny

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Gyoza dumplings with soy, honey & sesame oil dip for breakfast! Smoked salmon & prawn sandwiches with tomato mayonnaise on seeded bread & chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream for dessert for lunch! A Chinese chicken curry with boiled rice & chips followed by another slice of chocolate cake with cream for dinner! Wouldn’t test AT ALL the whole day & just add extra bolus units for everything: ok then, test for dosing purposes only; but, not be bothered by what the readings are! THEN, see what the fallout is the next day: if not too bad may have one last slice of cake after a meal before dumping the rest; best avoid temptation as a day off for my Birthday is fine but, don’t want to fall off the wagon afterwards! :eek::p:D:rolleyes:;)

Edited to add:- Oh, I better point out that although I’m type 2 as well, I’m on insulin now & have a bit more control by adding more insulin for the naughty things I eat: still NOT a License to be naughty all the though; been diabetic for 19 years now & moved onto insulin the last 8 years!
 
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Lucylemonpip

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Gyoza dumplings with soy, honey & sesame oil dip for breakfast! Smoked salmon & prawn sandwiches with tomato mayonnaise on seeded bread & chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream for dessert for lunch! A Chinese chicken curry with boiled rice & chips followed by another slice of chocolate cake with cream for dinner! Wouldn’t test AT ALL the whole day & just add extra bolus units for everything: ok then, test for dosing purposes only; but, not be bothered by what the readings are! THEN, see what the fallout is the next day: if not too bad may have one last slice of cake after a meal before dumping the rest; best avoid temptation as a day off for my Birthday is fine but, don’t want to fall off the wagon afterwards! :eek::p:D:rolleyes:;)
Nice one! Lol.
 

trophywench

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I'd be asleep and lucky to wake up for dinner (well or lunch actually!)

I'd like a lovely cooked brekkie for starters but only if someone else cooked it and washed up too. Lunch, a Coronation Chicken sandwich. Afternoon tea - a slice of one of my (late) sister's Victoria sponge cakes. Dressed crab salad for dinner with a few new potatoes and a lightly lemony mayo, or Tournedos Rossini, or Beef Wellington, each with Pommes Dauphinoise & veg, followed by Eton Mess or raspberry & fresh cream meringue.
 

Lucylemonpip

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I'd be asleep and lucky to wake up for dinner (well or lunch actually!)

I'd like a lovely cooked brekkie for starters but only if someone else cooked it and washed up too. Lunch, a Coronation Chicken sandwich. Afternoon tea - a slice of one of my (late) sister's Victoria sponge cakes. Dressed crab salad for dinner with a few new potatoes and a lightly lemony mayo, or Tournedos Rossini, or Beef Wellington, each with Pommes Dauphinoise & veg, followed by Eton Mess or raspberry & fresh cream meringue.
Mmmm, sounds lush. I like the coronation chicken bit; a good idea for my tiger bread lunchtime sandwich, I think!:):):)
 

Kaylz

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Hmm this has made me think

Breakfast - Sausages, slicey, black pudding, tattie scones, beans, couple of fried eggs, couple of slices of fried bread
Dinner - I'd get Bruce to take me to a pub we used to go to for dinner and have my old 3 courses of mozzarella sticks with chilli sauce, main varied but I'd hope it was spaghetti bolognaise, a pasta dish or steak pie and chips and then whatever cake they had on with cream, ice cream and custard
Tea - probably round to the pub we used to go for tea where I'd have another 3 course job, starter would be haggis pakora's, main would be the whale which was a mammoth battered fish with chips and salad and tartare sauce and some mayo for the chips then pudding would be syrup sponge and custard or sticky toffee pudding and custard although there was once I had my syrup sponge and finished off Bruce's sticky toffee
xx
 

Lucylemonpip

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Hmm this has made me think

Breakfast - Sausages, slicey, black pudding, tattie scones, beans, couple of fried eggs, couple of slices of fried bread
Dinner - I'd get Bruce to take me to a pub we used to go to for dinner and have my old 3 courses of mozzarella sticks with chilli sauce, main varied but I'd hope it was spaghetti bolognaise, a pasta dish or steak pie and chips and then whatever cake they had on with cream, ice cream and custard
Tea - probably round to the pub we used to go for tea where I'd have another 3 course job, starter would be haggis pakora's, main would be the whale which was a mammoth battered fish with chips and salad and tartare sauce and some mayo for the chips then pudding would be syrup sponge and custard or sticky toffee pudding and custard although there was once I had my syrup sponge and finished off Bruce's sticky toffee
xx
Pie (flaky pastry) and chips. Nice. If It was ok with you, you can have my black pudding and haggis pakora’s.;):):):)
 

Lucylemonpip

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Lanny

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Oohhh! :p & Slurping sounds! I treat myself every now & then, with extra corrections, to Mr. Kipling’s mini battenburg cakes: 5 in each box; spread it out over the week by having 1 after eating with +2 to my usual Novorapid dose!:p:D
 

Kaylz

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trophywench

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Mines nearly 12 Lanny!

Hate Battenburg, never really liked marzipan anyway and now it's a sort of firm fondant instead, I think I loathe any kind of fondant even more.

Kipling Manor cake though - now you're talking - I love dried fruit.

Pete's grandma's 'recipe' for bread pud was good. First - scour the washing up bowl thoroughly, then soak your stale bread in water in it for several hours, drain as well as you possibly can - Pete's job cos he has far larger hands than me. Add mixed dried fruit, whatever you have but not glace cherries and then if you can leave it a bit again do so, cos the fruit will soak up some of the water, especially old currants that have been at the back of the cupboard LOL If you want candied peel in it, add that later when it's already soaked again.

Lightly grease the biggest roasting pan you own and tip the contents of the washing up bowl into it. Bake for approx. 25 mins in a medium oven. Take out of oven and leave in tin to cool thoroughly. Sift a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar over the top. Cut into slices and test it, in case it just happens to be poisonous. Assuming not, put the rest in an airtight tin and take to hand round wherever you can to save you getting fat.
 

Two_Hares

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Do people have treat days on special occasions? My DSN told me I could have a treat once a week at my initial meeting (she did not specify what a 'treat' is and I'm pretty sure my idea of a treat will be hugely different to hers!). I haven't had anything wild yet as I've only really been properly eating well the last 5 weeks or so and haven't felt the need (other than two mini ice creams (different days) during the hot weather the other week but they were small so pretty low carb and BG readings were fine after!). My birthday is August too so might need to start thinking about what I'd have.... ;)
 

Kaylz

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@Two_Hares yeah some do, even though I'm Type 1 and have the benefit of insulin I still choose not to

I've just thought I need to add supper in here but go back quite a few years too as the bakery no longer exists but I'd have a caramel cake from McKay's bakery, it was just a 2 sponges stuck together and filled with buttercream and then covered in a caramel buttercream icing and topped with a jelly sweet but it was delicious! my grandad once helped himself to a huge chunk while we were out, wasn't happy with him at all as he didn't even tell us and we only discovered it when we went to cut slices for after our dinner!
xx
 

grovesy

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Mines nearly 12 Lanny!

Hate Battenburg, never really liked marzipan anyway and now it's a sort of firm fondant instead, I think I loathe any kind of fondant even more.

Kipling Manor cake though - now you're talking - I love dried fruit.

Pete's grandma's 'recipe' for bread pud was good. First - scour the washing up bowl thoroughly, then soak your stale bread in water in it for several hours, drain as well as you possibly can - Pete's job cos he has far larger hands than me. Add mixed dried fruit, whatever you have but not glace cherries and then if you can leave it a bit again do so, cos the fruit will soak up some of the water, especially old currants that have been at the back of the cupboard LOL If you want candied peel in it, add that later when it's already soaked again.

Lightly grease the biggest roasting pan you own and tip the contents of the washing up bowl into it. Bake for approx. 25 mins in a medium oven. Take out of oven and leave in tin to cool thoroughly. Sift a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar over the top. Cut into slices and test it, in case it just happens to be poisonous. Assuming not, put the rest in an airtight tin and take to hand round wherever you can to save you getting fat.
Not heard of Manor Cake.
 

Lucylemonpip

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Not heard of Manor Cake.
It seems to be properly called Manor House Cake. Lol. Here’s a pic. Sainsbury’s sell it am pretty sure Tesco’s will do too.
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Lucylemonpip

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I’ve just thought of something else as well... a bar of Galaxy chocolate And a Boost bar. Love those, especially when it’s been in the fridge for a while.
 
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