Linking up at Marg at The Intrepid Reader
December 2021 - Toronto ON
No outings this week. We had some plans and thought we would be going out to lunch but are veering on the side of safety. Omicron numbers are crazy. By the end of the week they reached 9,600 cases on Friday and probably undercounted as there is a shortage of PCR tests available.
Saturday I had a great two hour visit with a friend who lives in the building. We went up to the club on the 44th floor. We also met up on Wednesday to do a quick gift exchange.
The view - sadly that snow was gone within a couple of days.
Monday I made the decision to cancel going to my cousin's for Christmas.
The condo sent out its revised rules for public spaces based on the new covid directions from the province.
On Tuesday we had notification of a covid case in the building.
We have been advised about elevators back to an occupancy of 2.
More reminders about wearing masks as per the city bylaw and no gathering in public places.
Thanks to Tom The Backroads Traveller for this!
And the cancellations and closures roll in without government orders. Museums - Gardiner, Textile, National Ballet of Canada, gyms have closed. Restaurants are making their own decisions.
Tuesday we took a quick (too quick, we passed some new murals and my driver didn't bite/stop) to stock up on chocolates from the Irish Scottish pop up leaving town on December 24.
Tuesday Treasures - on our neighbourhood
Signs - more social distancing
Since we've been chatting with Andrew High Riser about winter and what we do in preparation for the season, I thought this applied.
Chatham-Kent is a municipality in southwestern Ontario.
The rest of the week we laid low and didn't venture anywhere.
Thursday my online grocery order came from Longo's. This worked out very well.
The loading dock even brought it up to our door for us.
Friday I spent preparing for Christmas dinner. I prepped the stuffing, made some soup stock for gravy (beef and chicken), cleaned the vegetables and made a tourtiere.
Saturday chicken divan with biscuits, these turned out really well.
Sunday roast beef, mashed potatoes and cauliflower, broccoli
Monday leftover roast beef stew
Tuesday spaghetti and sausage
Wednesday masala chicken thighs and spicy potatoes and cauliflower
Thursday cheese and crackers. Cheeses from our online order.
Best gluten free crackers from Costco.
Friday steak and loaded baked potato
I made tourtiere for Christmas Day using this pastry recipe omitting the sugar and adding salt.
I started watching the Holby Blue series but decided it was something we would both enjoy. So I switched to Endeavour.
Watched an interesting/entertaining Sandra Bullock movie Premonition a 2007 American supernatural thriller film.
I am hooked on the Helen Fields Edinburgh detective series on book 3 - Perfect Death.