Six Word Saturday
For breakfast we made rum and cranberry pancakes with sausages. I used buckwheat flour instead and we thought they were a little dense but okay. I think I would use gluten-free all-purpose flour the next time.
I then spent the afternoon in the kitchen.
Cranberry lemon yogurt loaf was really good. On impulse I also made these loaded cowboy cookies which were also great. The recipe says it makes 36 big cookies I ended up with 57 pretty big cookies so I froze a couple of bags.
We both love turkey so I did a turkey breast so we could have some leftovers.
One Word Sunday
I decided to make pineapple banana bread which I had made before but in a bundt pan. The recipe called for two loaf pans so I used them. They were incredible when I took them out of the oven, golden and high. Within minutes John, what happened?!?!? They had sunk like a ship....
We had Asian chicken lettuce wraps for dinner.
Monday - Christmas Day
After a sparkling wine and scrambled egg breakfast I prepared vegetables to take to my cousin's for dinner.
As we turn onto my cousin's street.
We stayed overnight and woke to an extreme cold alert with blue skies.
Getting a big breakfast of black pudding, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, potatoes and eggs ready.
Opening the sparkling wine.
We left mid-afternoon with a bag full of leftovers for several days! Hence the title, we have had turkey for several days and there is now a pot of turkey soup ready for lunches!
We (I) decided that John needed another winter jacket that wasn't as heavy as his big one which is too warm when we are going downtown and are mostly underground in the PATH.
We went underground from the Royal York Hotel to The Bay and he ended up with two jackets!
Then home to watch movies!
As the sun rose on a bitterly cold morning.
How cold was it? Strteetcar fleet decimated by cold.
Polar vortex, schmolar vortex. The winter we're currently living through just saw temperatures dip to -22 C on Dec. 28 for the first time in recorded history.
With wind chill values of -30 C!
Union Station renovations are slooooowly being completed. Some restaurants have opened and others are set to.
Can't wait until Wvrst opens this location so we don't have to walk up to King St, W in the winter.
I had a friend in for a girls' lunch.
We had planned to take the car and do some errands but not in this.
Instead we opted to just take the shuttle downtown and pick up what groceries we needed/wanted for the weekend.
Some sights from the bus - our entrance.
Looking at Lake Ontario.
And then we were treated to this sky! Quite a weather day.
I need to do my ear-end count!!
I started The Woman Upstairs and almost put it down but I stuck with it. I like getting inside a woman's head. OK so she totally annoyed me, just go and do it for goodness sakes!
Different Class is a tautly woven, slowly moving thriller that is building to a stunning denouement!
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