Saturday, December 31, 2022

Canadian Artist of the Day

Big Blues
David Wilson 2022

And that is what today looks like here in Toronto!


2013 Russell's Truck Stop Glenrio New Mexico

Saturday, Christmas Day, we had a big breakfast, then spent time on Zoom calls with John's kids.
I made lemon mousse to bring to my cousin's for dessert.
We got to my cousin's house and spent a great evening, lots of food and laughs along with lots of kisses from this guy.

Oh yeah, there were other humans there!

Thanks, cuz, borrowed you Book of Faces photos.

Not impressed with his new little brother.

John cooked us a big breakfast the next morning that included white and black pudding!

We headed home around 1:30.

Click here for our Newfoundland and Labrador video!!

The rest of the week passed as stated above. John did have an eye appointment.

I placed and received our New Year grocery order for Thursday delivery. Weekend menu sorted!

I cleaned up the plants, feed them and watered.

We had a gorgeous sunset the other night. HINT it got more beautiful that may become a header.

We started the week in the cold with strong winds. How cold? Look at this town that was crystalized! This is Fort Erie ON.

(Courtesy of Tracey Cotton)

And we ended the week with a temperature of 10C(50F) at 8 AM Friday!!


Christmas Day - full turkey feast at my cousin's. 
I made Mexican chocolate shortbread to take with us. I used the Cup4Cup flour and it made 36. Needs more chili. John says it's not a keeper, he preferred the lemon shortbread recipe.

Monday Boxing Day we had my turkey leftovers, so no real cooking involved.

Tuesday - still a holiday- we finished the turkey with French fries and peas and gravy.

Wednesday the last of the mashed potatoes, cauliflower, turnips and carrots became lunch fritters.
You can do this with any leftover vegetables.

By now, even I was ready for a pasta dinner. I made carbonara with the bacon from Farm Boy.
I used this pasta, not even sure where I bought it.

With this wine.

The turkey carcass has become soup. I made a small pot of soup with carrots, celery and onions for Thursday, the rest I froze.

Thursday made these shortbread cookies, I had a broken egg in my grocery delivery. I decorated some with maraschino cherries and others with chocolate, sea salt and coconut. These broke up really easily.
But the dough felt great!

BBQ chicken thighs, roast potatoes and carrots.

Friday steak baked potato and broccolini.


We watched both Home Alone movies and Castaway. It's not Christmas without Home Alone!!

On Tuesday we declared a pajama, popcorn and movie afternoon and "bought" Top Gun and Top Gun Maverick. We had seen the original and didn't really remember it. Then we watched The Outfit that John had pvr'ed. The Outfit is a 2022 American psychological crime drama thriller film. The film stars Mark Rylance who leads an ensemble cast including Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, Dylan O'Brien, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Simon Russell Beale. Rylance plays an English cutter who works at a tailor shop in Chicago, whose primary customers are a family of vicious gangsters.  This had you on the edge of your seat, it is so riveting.
P.S. I was knitting throughout these movies!

We decided to watch the series The White Lotus, I wasn't sure we would like it. However, we both got involved. We finished season 1 set in Hawaii and now on season 2 in Sicily.
The White Lotus is an American black comedy-drama anthology television series It follows the guests and employees of the fictional White Lotus resort chain, whose stay is affected by their various psychosocial dysfunctions. 

Best commercial of the season! Brought tears to both of us!


I finished The Favor, I loved it and was cheering the protagonist on!! No spoilers.

I started A Room Swept White has got my interest!

Friday, December 30, 2022

Weekend Roundup

 Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler

1. Has a "Z"
2. A Favorite
3. Your choice chosen by Tom




Toronto ON


Sticking with pizza!

Canadian Artist of the Day

Christmas Wonderland
Jane Ash Poitras ~ Cree n.d.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Christmas Memories


Just some Christmas memories 

Dublin Ireland

Montreal QC

Baie Comeau QC - absolutely no idea who the little one in the middle is. Me on the left and my sister on the right.