Sometimes using up the contents of the fridge makes for delicious birthday breakfasts.
On Alan's birthday I took him over three of these delicious looking and tasting Cinnamon Swirls, and of course I had the other three. 😁
I have to go through the fridge sometime in the next few days and check the dates that are on everything I have left, to make sure that nothing gets wasted. Now I know for a fact that there is a box of Pan au Chocolates in there ... so that could be yet another breakfasty treat for us both!
The good thing is that if there is anything that needs freezing I have already made space in the freezer so that will be possible. It would have been totally out of the question just a few days ago.
Breakfast this morning was a much more normal bowl of grapefruit. I checked the can to see how many portions you are supposed to get out of one tin and as luck would have it the answer is three portions. Which is exactly what I have already have whenever I open a can. And it also says that one third of a can is classed one of your five-a-day.
Which is interesting as I was literally just reading about the Five-a-Day thing yesterday in this book.
Seemingly it was never worked out by health professionals ... as I had assumed it was ... but was originally launched back in 1991 as a public/private partnership between the National Cancer institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation and was sponsored by fruit and vegetable companies, general produce companies and chemical companies that produce seeds, fungicides and insecticides.
So it was essentially just a marketing campaign not a health one.
In 2010 they tried to find medical evidence to back up the benefits but couldn't. So your five a day are only good for you if you eat your five a day in place of junk or processed foods. A 2010 study, called the EPIC study, involving over half a million people across Europe for over eight years, concluded that eating a particular number of any random fruits and vegetables did not show any positive effects on health or any medical condition.
Sorry to get all semi-quote-y but I find this sort of thing fascinating!
And I won't show Suky this photo that her Dad took of her yesterday!!
That's no way to photograph a sleeping lady. 😄