Linking up at Marg at The Intrepid Reader
January 2021 - Toronto ON
This week's word - it’s huffle-buff time (huffle-buffs: old Scottish dialect for the scruffy/old/supremely comfy clothes that you lounge about in and never want to change out of).
We stayed in on the weekend, as per usual. I rearranged bedroom plants to incorporate my new freebie and my reading nook and hung the macrame plant hanger I bought. Also received my footstool/pouf from Simon's.
These are the other two trivets I bought from Simon's on sale.
Monday John had an appointment downtown and we decided to take the car and take advantage of Longo's free 2 hour parking with a $20 purchase. He was able to walk to his appointment and I went to the $ store and Longo's, nothing else is open. The $ store is all decked out for Valentine's, St. Patrick's and Easter!!!
At Longo's I picked up more Buy One Get One free steaks for an older friend in the building and ourselves along with some chicken legs ($1.99 a pound) and a jar of gluten free no sugar BBQ sauce. Normally I'd make my own but this looked like a good (not cheap) choice to have on hand.
Home and John cut the steak into 5 oz portions for our friend and I brought it down to her (safely social distanced and masked, of course).
By then we were hungry but it was too late for lunch so we made popcorn and watched a movie.
Tuesday we stayed home to reduce our contact. I fertilized and cleaned up the house plants and cleaned out the vegetable bins in the fridge.
Wednesday we made plans to do a day trip but the weather kept changing and around 9:30 we decided we'd rather stay home and watch the American Inauguration and what a show that was!!
I spent the next morning researching all the Biden and Harris family members that were in attendance!
Bernie Sanders went viral as he attended the ceremonies. Even Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted "don't take it from me, take it from Bernie, wear a mask!"
I placed him outside our building.
We received an unexpected gift from our financial advisor, all Canadian products.
I started using my gifted sketching book with my new coloured pencils.
Not Uber Eats Toronto launched this month.
I decided we need a spreadsheet to track the freezer contents as they are full and things make their way to the bottom to be forgotten.
No baking, still too much in freezer to be used. I did get a present of Portuguese custard tarts, Pastéis de Nata, that I have been enjoying with my afternoon tea.
Thank goodness, all the Christmas chocolate is finished.
Blueberry (part of BOGO) pancakes and sausages for breakfast.
We switched around our weekend dinners and had our roast on Saturday, we had the other half of New Year's prime rib with roast potatoes and mashed carrots and parsnips.
Sunday we had fresh tuna sticks with wasabi sauce and sauteed broccolini, mushrooms and bok choy. I made my own tempura mix using gluten free all purpose flour, a mistake. I should have stuck with the rice flour mix.
Monday we had BBQ chicken legs and salad.
Tuesday I used the rest of the prime rib and gravy with noodles, mushrooms, peppers and onions.
Wednesday I decided to try Jamie's haddock and shrimp chowder (in my 30 Minute cookbook) and John loved it. The only suggestion was it could have been thicker, this could have been achieved with another potato and mash it before serving. Or corn starch... I added some celery and used regular haddock, not smoked as he did.
Thursday liver, mashed potatoes, cabbage and gravy.
Friday we could have gone out for vegetables but decided to use up the vegetables we still have. I made a rainbow coleslaw of cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, radishes and red onions with a creamy dressing. I LOVE my food processor.
One Night in Miami a provocative watch on MLK Day.