Mingles with Mitchell

I was going to have a go at installing my new motorcycle battery last night but by the time I got home I felt pretty exhausted and the weather didn’t really loan itself to motorcycle tinkering so instead I did some baking. And before you ask, no I wasn’t inspired by the great british bake off although Emma does watch it and so by proxy I often watch some of it too but I’m not really a big fan. I made lentil burgers, and broccoli and cheese muffins, for my lunches. I’ve been eating (self made) wraps almost exclusively for lunch at work for the last couple of years. I started off with ham and lettuce, which is nice but you read stories about too much processed meat being bad for you. Then it was cheese and lettuce, and this again is nice and is oftern a combo that I fall back to as we almost always have cheese in the fridge but again cheese everyday… I’m not sure how nourishing cheese and lettuce is for a long term solution. My last combo was sardines and lettuce, this combo was really healthy and cheap. One 40p tin of sardines would easly do two lunches so you’re looking at £1 per week, but the wrap would get soggy by lunchtime and sardines got really boring, really quickly. So this led me to lentil burgers and lettuce which (I think) are equally as good for you and I’ve frozen the bugers so I can just get them out as and when they’re needed (I’ve pre-cooked them) stuff them in a wrap with some lettuce and by the time its midday its defrosted. The idea for the muffins came from Rob, the guy that I sit next to at work. He made some savoury muffins recently that looked really good and I was still feeling hungry after the wrap and piece of fruit that I have for lunch (I’m cycling 7.8 miles each way to work and back at the moment) so I did some googling and broccoli is in at the moment so gave that a go. They turned out really well, as did the burgers so next time I make them I’ll take a bunch of photos and post them along with ingredents and instructions!

On Sunday I did my longest cycle ride to date with the exception of the London to Cambridge cycle ride that I did in my early twenties. Willingham to Saffron Walden 25 miles each way (so 50 miles total) – it took 1 hour 30 minutes there and 1 hour 45 minutes back. When I arrived at Saffron Walden the first thing I did was look for a shop to buy some food and drink to replenish some of my spent calories, I stumbled upon a Subway, they had a £3 meal deal (6 inch sub and drink) – excellent. While I was in Subway a couple of classic cars drove by so I asked the women serving me if there was some sort of event going on. She didn’t know but when I got out of Subway an old couple walked past so I asked them and there was a classic car show on 😀

So I found it, sat down and ate my sub before having a browse. I didn’t take many pictures but here are a few…

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One Reply to “Mingles with Mitchell”

  1. Good job on the burgers and the very long cycle ride! Hehe, I like how the post started off on cooking then went on to cycling and a classic car show.

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