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

Lucylemonpip

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Two_Hares

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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.
A Boost and a bottle of fresh Orange Juice used to be my afternoon pick me up at work if I was tired...oh lord, I wonder what my BG would read after that now! Love a Boost though....and a Double Decker!
 

Lucylemonpip

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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.
sounds lush. Perhaps a touch of whiskey in it would be nice too? Lol. I’ve got 8 weeks to wait...
 

Lucylemonpip

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Sorry it is not my idea of a good fruit cake, I am more of rich fruit cake person.
That’s okay. I’d have that too! Lol.
 

Lucylemonpip

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A Boost and a bottle of fresh Orange Juice used to be my afternoon pick me up at work if I was tired...oh lord, I wonder what my BG would read after that now! Love a Boost though....and a Double Decker!
Yes, double deckers are good too. Not too dissimilar to Boosts.
 

trophywench

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It fills a corner nicely for me, thanks.

We both also enjoy rich fruit cake too - but rarely see one small enough to make it worth buying cos if we invest in a larger one, it lands up being thrown away as nobody else in the family likes it.
 

SB2015

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Loving this thread Lucy

Breakfast: cooked breakfast with bacon, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms
Lunch: freshly made cheese scone
Tea: birthday cake of any kind.
Evening meal: freshly cooked Cornish pasty from St Agnes pasty shop.
A nice glass or two of Sauvignon Blanc would help to bring glucose levels down!!!

I would need to check my stock of insulin for that lot, but it would be worth it.
 

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rebrascora

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Full English for breakfast including fried eggs, smoked bacon, black pudding, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, hash browns and fried bread..... no beans thanks.....
or
.... a BEMO (Bacon Egg Mushroom and Onion) butty with tomato ketchup
Cheese scone with butter, extra cheese and pickle with a hot chocolate at 10 o'clock. I really miss cheese scones and hot chocolate!
For lunch, I'm also going to go with the Coronation chicken salad sandwich in a really nice bread.... maybe the tiger bread suggested or probably a nice granary followed by the sweetest, stickiest chocolate brownie I could find.

Dinner would probably be Duck a l'Orange with new potatoes and green beans and broccoli followed by a rum baba.... anyone remember those from the 70s? and all washed down with several rum and cokes.... or maybe if we have a 70s theme I could have Babycham and a Cherry B to finish the evening!

Would just like to say, that is my dream menu..... there is no way on earth that I would be able to eat that much these days or justify the huge insulin requirement it would take.... and I would struggle horribly the next day trying to get back on track, so this is not ever going to happen, but dreaming it up is nice.

Oh and I will happily help if anyone is struggling with their haggis pakoras.
 

Kaylz

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Oh and I will happily help if anyone is struggling with their haggis pakoras.
do I really have to share?? :rolleyes: lol, only if you share some Coronation chicken as long as its not got any sultanas in!
xx
 

rebrascora

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do I really have to share?? :rolleyes: lol, only if you share some Coronation chicken as long as its not got any sultanas in!
xx
Whaaat! Coronation chicken without sultanas or raisins just isn't coronation chicken! Might as well have haggis without oats in it! I will pick the dried fruit out of your portion though if you like, but happy to share if it means I also get some haggis on my birthday.
 

trophywench

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We've stopped buying premade Coronation chicken (which we'd started calling Corporation chicken anyway cos it wasn't that good) and instead have premade chicken tikka breasts either whole for home slicing or ready sliced to put on sandwiches, with a goodly covering of Hellman's full fat mayo and then a decent covering of torn up iceberg lettuce on sandwiches at lunchtime now. Not a sultana - but anyway chopped up mango is better - to be seen.
 

SueEK

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Ooh lovely thread. I would have a warm croissant with ham and cheese followed by a big cheese scone and butter with a large glass of orange juice.
For lunch I would have a dressed crab with large chunks of warm fresh bread.
Evening meal would be smoked salmon and prawn cocktail followed by a spaghetti carbonara and profiteroles with lots of rose wine.
Yum yum yum x
 

Sharron1

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Chocolate eclair my birthday, family birthdays and bank holidays. But looking at the Kipling stuff. I do miss his exceedingly tasty bakewell slices. No more birthday's for a few months. August BH next.
 

NotWorriedAtAll

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I'm finding this thread very useful to help me decide what recipes to put into my very low carb diabetes-friendly cookbook so thankyou sooooo much to @Lucylemonpip for starting it.

A lot of the things that people are craving such as very rich chocolate cake and chocolate eclairs and Battenberg cake etc are recipes I have already converted into 'keto' recipes that do not budge blood sugar levels very much at all :D In my case they only raise it by 1 - 1.5 mmols/l mainly because they only have about 4g carbs per (generous) portion.

I made a light fruit cake for Christmas that was touted by its originators as being keto friendly but it shot my levels up from 7 to 9 so I am still on a quest to find a recipe that works.

I have at last found a bread recipe that is absolutely excellent so bread and butter pudding, fried bread, proper bread sauce, real scotch eggs and stuffing for roast chicken is back on the menu!!

I don't give myself sugary treats for my birthday - I prefer to convert the recipes into perfectly safe and even good for me recipes that taste as good or better than the original versions and have them every single day - because I love my food and I know I would be miserable denying myself so I do what I always do when I find something difficult to cope with - I find a workaround so I don't have to.
 
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