Linking up at Marg at The Intrepid Reader
December 2020 - Toronto ON
Our neighbourhood now.
Enough of this staying in! We took the 11AM shuttle, only people on it. Then we headed to find the new bus terminal. After a couple of wrong turns, the signage was pretty dismal, we found it.
We waited for the 1PM bus and waited and waited along with one other resident. John called the concierge who said the driver had called to say he was stuck on the Gardiner due to an accident. We chatted and chatted. She mentioned that there had been a movie made about a real murder that had happened in our building!
Here is the Wikipedia article about the Patrick Kelly who killed his wife by throwing her off a Palace Pier balcony.
Monday was cooking and baking. Also had a stove repairman come as my oven just doesn't seem to be heating up properly. All my baking and cooking are taking a lot longer than normal. Yup, it was the temperature sensor so he will bring a replacement.
Received my order of teas and chocolate. My parents always had Quality Street at Christmas and I wanted them this year.
Tuesday John went to Costco but the line wrapped around the building so he skipped it and headed out before 8 AM on Wednesday. No crowds and he was home by 9:15.
More additions to the lobby.
Thursday and we decided since it was so warm out we would go to Yorkville to see the lights.
As we took the 4:45 bus (the only passengers) the sky was on fire. Shots taken from bus.
Saturday - Singapore noodles (carrots, onions, celery, bok choy) and pork belly. I also added white and black sesame seeds with the spring onions.
Sunday - Roast beef, mashed potatoes with turnip and carrots.
Monday - hot roast beef sandwiches with salad.
Tuesday - again leftover roast beef dressed up as beef with noodles, green peppers and onions.
I also made a pot of freezer soup. This is what my freezer bag looks like after it has accumulated all the bits and pieces. It sure does make good soup!
I made these gluten free cheese Danish. They were good, but this was when my oven was acting up so I had to use the broiler to brown them!! The texture is more like a biscuit.
Since I use GFJules flour I will use her recipe the next time for puff pastry cheese Danish.
Testament to my ailing oven, I had to use the broiler to get them brown.
Wednesday we had shrimp and Caesar salad with my quick dressing from Jamie Oliver. Recipe is in my cookbook.
Thursday - since we were going out early evening I prepped chicken thigh fajitas.
Friday - steak baked potato mushrooms, green peppers and onions.
I forgot to mention we watched Knives Out last week.
This week we watched Child 44.
Friday night we went for some lighthearted fun, a musical The Prom.
Best 2020 Christmas ad! John Lewis.
Cookiepedia I was looking for a book on the basics of baking cookies but this turned out to be mainly recipes.
I decided to buy How to Bake by Paul Hollywood (watching way too much Great British Bake-Off). I searched local bookshops and even sent a note to McNally's who replied that it was out of stock everywhere.
I did succumb and ordered and received it from Amazon.