We were invited to dinner with friends and I was asked to bring a gluten free appetizer.
So I made this avocado hummus, not a keeper even though I tried to get more flavour with hot sauce. It was just bland.
We had a good time catching up with our friends.
Shadow Shot Sunday
One Word Sunday
From The English Kitchen came this cinnamon spice applesauce bread which turned out well.
Dinner was ham and colcannon.
Monday Mural and Foto Tunes
We went for our flu shots and then we each went out separately for lunch with friends.
Dinner was leftovers.
We bundled up and headed out for the Christmas Market at City Hall. It was cold!
Lots of food trucks!
You can't see them but there were fireplaces scattered among the chairs.
Mulled wine and cider.
We decided to order Indian using the delivery app Just Eat. We chose Bombay on the Lake based on its reviews. That was a mistake! It was the worst food ever, well next to our meal in Pecos Texas followed by Nipigon ON. We ordered onion bhajis, one order of lamb curry, one order of chicken korma and two orders of rice, $72m so not only awful bur expensive as well. An all up can eat Indian buffet downtown is only about $14 a person. I loved that the Just Eat app sent me a survey to complete and the worst rating they had was abysmal!!
I convinced John to go to the Gardiner Museum with me to see the 12 Trees - Let There Be Light.
The neon-lit 42-foot white spruce on the Museum’s front plaza designed by Presenting Sponsor, Nordstrom, and donated by Ontario Wood and Forests Ontario.
The museum's description of the exhibit:
This year’s 12 Trees exhibition focuses on light as a potent symbol of hope that many cultures share. Curated by author and visual artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, this year’s exhibition brings a contemporary, light-filled perspective to the 12 Trees tradition.
Among other delights, this year’s light-inspired art installations include a disco-ball Christmas tree, a manually-powered holiday tree light show, an animated winter dreamscape, a “tree” comprised of illuminated blocks, and more.
And here was a delightful table at the museum.
Since we enjoyed our Mulled wine last night we decided to make some when we got home.
Today was our first extreme cold alert and the Christmas Market was closed.
I braved the elements, not really, I get off the shuttle and go underground for all my shopping needs.
I also got two new pairs of leggings.
We ran a couple of errands downtown and I bought two sweaters, big sales on.
Once home, it was all cooking and cleaning as we had family coming to dinner.
I made a chicken vindaloo from this recipe. I couldn't find the red Thai chilles and the red chili peppers I bought didn't have any kick to them. I also made a chocolate cheesecake.
Started Cold Earth but couldn't get into it.
On the other hand I couldn't put this down, a good pulpy read and terrifying as well Behind Closed Doors. Suffice it to say I will never look at George Clooney again without thinking of this book.
I started A Great Reckoning.
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