Updated: Jan 18
So, there I was. Dinner time. I’d made my kid something to eat and had to turn attention to myself. ‘Porridge again’, I thought to myself but then I remembered I had some brie to use up from Christmas. (For me, the environmental sin of throwing food in the bin trumps the decision that porridge was the better dietary choice).
To buy brie, or not to buy brie is a question for a future post. I put the brie on an oven-baked baguette and melted it. How French…non?
No, because I and topped with cranberry sauce and toasted nuts.
Speaking of the future, there I was – enjoying my baguette whilst watching Dr. Who on BBC iPlayer (and he was in historical Paris!. Let’s face it, if there’s anything more delicious than my baguette it’s got to be David Tennant). Yum, but I digress….other than to briefly lay down a teaser that there is a whole other eating habit no-no hidden in here as different guideline for improving eating habits. Blog foreshadowing. I should have been a novelist.
I’d consumed half the Dr. Who episode and my mind suddenly prompted “I’ve had enough”. I looked down and, horror, I’d only consumed half the baguette as well. Dilemma strikes again! Do I eat the other half? Do I wrap it up for tomorrow (would melted brie even keep? I’m not convinced. Soggy? Yuck). Can I suppress the carbon footprint guilt of throwing the other half away?
The eating habit lesson
I ultimately chose to eat it and vow to rethink portion sizes going forward. Next time, I will make the baguette but cut it in half, eat that and do the other half if I still feel hungry. The planet and I both win. Good, logical decision, but I feel so full that I think my stomach wishes I’d chosen differently. But it happened. The even better take-away news is that I could once eat a baguette but now I'm satisfied with less.
Lesson learnt. Moving on.