I tried 2 new things today.
New thing number 1
I made falafels! I have never even tried falafels before! I used a recipe from this book:
I nicked the book from my Mum’s at lunch-time. I was working in a school near her house. I also nicked a sweater as the classroom I was in today was 13degrees C! The kids were hoping to get sent home (I may have been hoping for the same . . .) A trip to tesco was called for to get some spices:
which I blended with the chickpeas using a hand blender- not fun. The recipe called for a food processor but I don’t have one. I was tempted to try to use my smoothie maker but opted for the hand blender thingy. It took some time but this:
turned into this:
The recipe wierdly made 6 servings. I halved the recipe and intended to have enough for 2 meals.
In the fridge for an hour while I tried ‘new thing number 2’
Coated in flour and fried for 5 minutes each side.
I didn’t love them. I’m not sure if that’s because I don’t like chickpeas (hadn’t tried them before), or if I don’t like falafels, or if it’s just the recipe I don’t like. I’m going to have the rest tomorrow in a wrap or pitta with some sweet chilli I think. Maybe I’ll like them more then.
New thing number 2
I arrived home from tesco to discover this on my doorstep:
A foam roller! I mentioned before that I have been having problems with my shoulder for some time. Part of the problem was muscular but mostly it’s damage done, over time, from poor posture. I think this will help. I got it off Amazon for £13. If you are thinking of getting one I have one piece of advice. Move all nearby furniture.
Especially rocking chairs with pointy wooden rockers.
I got a boo boo! I fell off the roller. Check the Mum sweater I’m totally styling. The pink is a blanket that’s just sat on the couch.
I had such a good day, apart from being cold and getting hurt and not liking my dinner I enjoyed my day! Ugh also, my car is flooded! The seal on the driver’s door seems to be damaged somewhere, I spent half an hour tonight with my Dad mopping up the water and looking for the leak. Yet I am still smiling. This good mood may have something to do with the fact that my 2 week Easter holiday starts after school tomorrow!!! Plus I have a friend coming to stay this weekend 🙂
Have you tried a foam roller? Do you have any more advice? I need to take a look online for some exercises I can do with it. Have a lovely evening peeps xx