Weekend Cooking is now hosted by Marg at The Intrepid Reader
October 2020 - Toronto ON
Unlike in the U.S., conservative politicians in Canada are not doubting the wisdom of mask-wearing, Ian said. This spring, Doug Ford, the conservative premier of Ontario, described people protesting social-distancing measures as “a bunch of yahoos.”
And some top public-health officials in Canadian provinces have become semi-celebrities, as they have repeatedly urged social distancing, mask-wearing and other forms of caution. Imagine versions of Anthony Fauci, but ones who are praised across the political spectrum, rather than being called “a disaster,” as President Trump did with Fauci.
It was a quiet week, staying in, keeping away from people.
John golfed Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I went to the stores on Monday and Wednesday, dropped a parcel at the post office.
Thursday we had tickets for Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature Experience, an interactive pop-up, bringing the essence of select chocolates to life with immersive multi-sensory themed rooms. However, the Department of Health has temporarily (hopefully) closed it done due to Covid.
Friday was cold and grey when I went to College Park to do some shopping. I couldn't believe the number of people out, Winners was packed as they had got their first Christmas inventory. It was the first time I saw the line at Service Ontario (renewals for driver's license, health cards, license plates etc) wrapped around the mall.
I am going back to going out early in the morning!
Saturday I did a roast chicken with mashed potatoes/cauliflower and mashed carrots and turnips. I also made gravy.
Sunday we used the leftover chicken to make hot chicken sandwiches with copycat Swiss Chalet sauce.
Monday was lamb shanks in dark (gluten free) beer with potatoes, carrots, turnip and celery.
Tuesday I did pork hocks using this recipe for schweinshaxe with boiled potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Wednesday we were out of ice cream so I made a lemon mousse.
Burgers for dinner.
Thursday I used the meat sauce I had frozen along with frozen cabbage leaves to make lay cabbage rolls.
I made the cranberry pumpkin loaves again.