Monday, March 01, 2021

Me On A Monday - March 1st

Happy March 1st - Happy Saint David's Day.  St David is the patron saint of Wales.  

 

Lots to celebrate in March; of course we start with St David's Day, next up for us is the start of daylight saving time on the 14th, which is also National PI (TT) Day & then on the 17th is St Patrick's Day, patron saint of Ireland; the first day of spring to celebrate on March 20th.  I have 8 family & friend birthdays to celebrate this month.  Surely there must be a cake making event in all this hurrah !?

Currently Successful: Saturday's dinner was two thumbs. After the 2nd bite, Mr Man said, oh this is definitely a make again dinner. Other comments heard around the dinner table were; "this is restaurant quality", "OMG this is SOOOO good", "this is finger licking good" & "I feel quite satisfied by this".  I made Ruth's Creamy Tomato & Chicken.  You can find Ruth's recipe here: Creamy-roasted-tomato-and-chicken-pasta/  The only change I made was to cook the spinach with the onions & garlic at the beginning as we are not fans of "just wilted spinach".  This was such a tasty dinner - thanks Ruth for sharing the recipe.  I just hope with tonight's baked mac & cheese I get the same loving!


Currently Reading :  HRH Fashions, So Many Thoughts On Royal Style.  It's more about the photos than anything written. 

Currently Struggling:  The ongoing vertigo is certainly continuing to play havoc with my day to day life.  I've had a few days where I spent most of the day laying down as it was too much to even sit up.  My doctor says to keep at it with the exercises, some people just have the inner ear crystals a little more stuck than others.

Currently Excited:  I received a "free" gift from my online grocery chain (Zehrs) as a thank you for joining their membership "club".  A package of gourmet dry pasta, a jar of gourmet Pesto sauce, a package of very large dinner (paper) napkins & a wood spoon. All useful gifts.

In with this week's click & collect order there was a little Thank You package. In it a mini granola bar, two hard candies & a package of instant hot chocolate.


And now I'll leave you with this only too true, for me, quote ... "sometimes I shock myself with the smart things I say or do, other times I try to get out of the car with my seat belt still on."

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wisdom

 


Everyone wants to be someone's Sun, to light up their life.

But why not be someone's Moon, to brighten in their darkest hour.



which pairs nicely with:



And the Moon said to me, you do not have to be whole in order to shine.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Me On A Monday - February 22nd

Good Morning.  I hope that everyone is keeping warm during these cold winter days.  And what better way to keep warm than with a delicious casserole for dinner.

I will make notes at the end of the recipe of the adjustments I made when making this recipe - twice now.

 

Chicken Cranberry Pinwheel Bake

For the Pinwheels:

2 cups packaged biscuit mix  (1)

½ cup milk

For the casserole:

½ cup cranberry orange relish

¼ cup chopped white sweet onion

¼ cup butter or margarine

1/3 cup all purpose flour

14oz of chicken or vegetable broth

1 1/3 cups milk

1 ½ cup cooked chicken (or turkey) cut into bite size pieces (3)

1 cup shredded cheese

1 can of mushrooms pieces, drained

Pinwheels:  combine biscuit mix with ½ cup milk; stir well, turn onto lightly floured surface, knead 5-6 times. Roll out to a 10 inch square, spread with cranberry relish over dough, roll up as a jelly roll, moisten edges with water, seal, cut into 8 slices, set aside.

In saucepan cook onion in butter/margrine until tender, stir in flour, blending well, add broth & 1 1/3 cups milk.  Cook & stir for 1-2 minutes, as it starts to thicken, add chicken/turkey, cheese & mushrooms, stir until cheese melts & mixture is on a low slow boil.  Turn chicken mixture into 12X7X2” baking dish, arrange pinwheels on top, bake at 425 until biscuits are browned.  Serves 4-6.

My Adjustments:  

(1) I used Pilsbury crescent rolls so I don't need the 1/2 cup milk

(2) I mixed whole berry cranberry sauce with orange marmalade jam to make cranberry relish 

(3) I use soy/tofu cut into slices (for me)

(4)  I used light fat Farmer's Marble

metric-to imperial conversions 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wisdom

 




What you allow,

is what will continue.



which pairs nicely with;



Be careful what you tolerate

You are teaching people how to treat you.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Me On A Monday - February 15th

Celebrating two things today; Family Day & Flag Day.

Currently Rejoicing:  As of Tuesday, our region moves from total lock down / stay at home, to Red Control Zone, which means a few things can open up with restrictions & one of those things that can open is hair salons.  The lady that cuts our hair emailed me on Saturday to "offer" us a spot this week, which we eagerly took.  Her business is in her home so I feel very safe going there.  "T" has always been very diligent about cleaning even before COVID times.  BUT, the weather forecast is for lots & lots of snow this week, (possibility of 30cm by Tuesday evening) so we might end up cancelling our appointments.

Currently ReadingGreen Lights by Matthew McConaughey. I picked this book because I saw Matthew interviewed twice for this book & he was quite interesting & he spoke so well.  So you cannot image my disappointment in reading this book.  I am not keen on his writing style, I find disjointed & chopey & I certainly am having great difficulty caring about his family, specifically his parents.  As Matthew writes it, they sound quite physically abusive.

from the Internet

President Obama's latest, A Promised Land, it reads very much like the man himself speaks; kind, deliberate & a tad on the slow side.  I am enjoying, although I read in short 20-30 minute sessions. It's a big book so I think it will take me the full 3 weeks that I have the book on loan for.

from the Internet

 Currently Crafting:  I continue with motivation of the 100 Day Project, although I am not at the craft table every day. I am wading through a back log of Christmas layouts & some misc. layouts along with last summer's pool time photos.

I also caught up with my garden album layouts for January. 

And I leave you with this thought of mine ... because of lock downs, pandemic restrictions, I feel like I am living a verb-less life.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wisdom

 




Honesty is A Very

Expensive Gift,

Don't Expect It From

Cheap People.

                                                                                .. Kush & Wizdom







Monday, February 08, 2021

Me On A Monday - February 8th

Good Morning.  Hope that everyone is doing well.   

There's not a lot happening here in my little piece of the world, so I'll leave you with some photos of what winter is looking like right now in that little piece of my world.

Oh, & just for the record, I did see my shadow on February 2nd, so I am predicting 6+ more weeks of winter.  Our provincial rodent forecaster, Wiarton Willie, did not see his shadow, which means he is predicting an early spring.  We'll see who's correct come March 16th!

Now to scenes of winter in my world.