Saturday, January 29, 2022

Two Cracked Eggs

Savannah GA 2017

January 2022 - Toronto ON

When Ontario relaxes its COVID-19 restrictions at the end of the month, movie theatres will be able to reopen at 50 per cent capacity – though the concession stands will remain closed.
Proof of vaccination will be required, and masks are mandatory for all staff, visitors and guests.
Restaurants/museums(YEAH) may reopen January 31 after temporary closure January 5, 50% capacity, masks required when not sitting at table, QR code vaccination proof required.

What drivel from an English blogger regarding the Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy. She actually defends this behaviour, a bunch of redneck white supremist imbeciles who don't represent the 90% of us. These morons don't realize that the US requires truckers to be vaccinated to cross into the States. 
There is no supply chain breakdown in grocery stores the shelves are packed.
Defiling national war memorials is disgusting. Bunch of freedumb asses with their confederate flags.

Anyone else sick of Bloglovin's "servers are over capacity" nonsense?

Devastated to see Amy lose on Jeopardy. Even John said, the next day, it's boring without her. I had high hopes on Rhone, a librarian, who beat her. However, when he couldn't answer "author of The Good Earth" I threw my hands up in despair.

Saturday I made jam from some leftover fruit - tangerine, grapefruit, orange and lemon. I also made scrambled egg quesadillas for John's lunch, yesterday I had made him a ham and cheese quesadilla. He was out of gluten free bread and I had placed an order but the company has come back to me twice this week saying they are experiencing supply issues and hope to ship on Monday. I had coconut flour tortillas in the freezer so I am using those.
His bread arrived on Wednesday.
I received my new baking pans. My medium sized cookie sheet had bit the dust and the little roasting pan I liked had the "paint/coating" wearing off the rack making it yucky. Also had a brain storm of where to store these oversized pieces in water cooler cupboard!! I put the big pizza trays in there as well.

Also received a new bread flour to try.

Tuesday we scrambled to shower as the building was doing regular maintenance on the hot water tanks. Since John is nursing a sore ankle we had a movie afternoon and I finished my last cactus embroidery.

Picked up John's latest scotch order in time for Robbie Burns day.

Wednesday was cold and sunny, around 5 some fog rolled in and we had a short but spectacular sunset.

Thursday after using the golf simulator (now back to 2 hour bookings) he headed to Costco, the first time since early December.


Saturday slow cooker ribs and coleslaw

Sunday chicken fajitas, one sheet pan in oven

Monday pork chops, mashed potatoes and turnips 

Tuesday since we are enjoying fruit and yogurt for breakfast I made apple raisin pancakes for lunch. I often substitute applesauce for an egg but this time I used a banana instead (I have a glut of them in the freezer because they are so cheap and plentiful from Costco's). The banana added such a great sweetness and creaminess to the flavour. Perfect for lunch since we still haven't received our gluten free bread order (supply chain issues) so no sandwiches.
Fish (haddock, shrimp, clams) chowder

Wednesday burgers and fries with dipping sauce (mayo, ketchup, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar) should have added hot sauce as well.

Thursday lunch was air fryer grilled cheese, no mess no cleanup.
These hard shells are gluten free, however, we have no idea how you are supposed to pick these up, they break immediately. Instead we broke them up and ate it like a taco salad bowl. Served with salsa (Farm Boy, not a fan), sour cream, hot sauce, cabbage, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and cheese.

 Call me a food snob but I have never bought a rotisserie chicken before and it was perfect especially at $8!! 

So far, 2 dinners, 2 lunches and at least another lunch and possibly the rest will go into the soup.  I took all the meat off and put the bones in the soup pot. Said soup pot is now on the porch (perfect freezer at the moment -18C feels like -25C). Forecast is for it to feel like -35C overnight!

Friday steak and loaded baked potato.


So there I was getting ready to enjoy Endeavour season 7 on Prime. The series that chronicles the early career and life of Inspector Morse, and Prime had pulled it. I can wait.

I found Britain's Best Home Cooks series 1 and 2.

We watched season 4 of Ozark and the first episode of Billions.

Also saw the movie The Tender Bar.

Really enjoyed The Courier, a 2020 historical spy film. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Greville Wynne, a British businessman who was recruited by the Secret Intelligence Service to be a message conduit with a Russian spy source Oleg Penkovsky (played by Merab Ninidze) in the 1960s.

Cooking with Mary Berry on my laptop. It would be an excellent book for a beginning cook, as it covers all the basics at the beginning. It has a great collection of recipes for a starting chef. I didn't really get anything out of it.

Finished the fourth in Jenny O'Brien's series Lost Souls.

Started Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary, a new to me Irish author and was nominated for the Costa First Novel Award 2017.


  1. Your freeways look much better in this photo, I felt sorry for the Yellow truck saga...

  2. Its always fun to have nice new shiny baking pans.. We are watching Billions. Thanks for the other suggestions- will look into them.

  3. I remember when those Old El Paso kits were the ONLY type of Mexican food in the supermarkets near me. Somehow we managed to crunch into the tacos! I’m glad Mexican food has grown so much in popularity over the years. As for Costco chicken… somehow I have only bought it when living in temporary apartments.

    best… mae at

  4. I loved The Tender Bar, and the book is one of my all-time favorites. Rotisserie chickens are perfect for soup recipes, I use that all the time.

  5. I'm not happy with the convoy protest, to be honest.

    1. Nor am I. I can only imagine what a mess they are making of your city. Bunch of imbeciles that don't represent anyone that I know. Just an excuse to cause trouble.

  6. Not sure exactly what is going with border between us and Canada. It had to be this last fall. In town of Bonners Ferry I say a couple of vehicles with Alberta plates, one of Canadians had sweet shirt say f?ck Trudeau. Well there plenty of f/ck Biden.
    Most of the so called Red neck and such they usually irate me to pieces.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  7. I did make a comment on the truckers post but I see it has to be approved. I doubt it will be.

    We have a chain of chicken rotisseries, Charcoal Chicken, take away places and while they are more expensive than supermarket bought rotisserie chickens, they are worth the extra price. Couldn't be bothered roasting chickens at home when you can buy so nicely cooked.

  8. Ugh on the stupid anti-vaxxers. They're everywhere. My husband loves those stand-up taco shells, but they DO break apart immediately, so I hate them and refuse to buy them. LOL.

    I used to be anti rotisserie chicken because roasting a chicken is so darn easy and tasty and generally slightly bigger. BUT sometimes they are worth buying when you're in a hurry or just want the cooked chicken for something else.

  9. I am so ashamed of the behavior of some of the people I see. Some of the worst behavior I see is from elected leaders here in Texas. I feel like I'm living in the wrong state. Sometimes the wrong country.

    I've never bought a rotisserie chicken but you are making it sound like a bargain.

    We've been watching Seaside Hotel and a show on free Peacock about a couple who renovates a castle in France. I need to find out more about Endeavor. It may be on Netflix now.

  10. spectaular sunset and ti too am 3 times vaccinated, pretty much stay home but when i am out i wear a mask everywhere
    sherry @ fundinmental

  11. Love your cactus embroidery piece :-) The Montpelier Parade looks like a good one. Happy reading.

  12. That is an action packed week. I love the cactus embroidery! I agree about the vaccines. It's brought out all of the crazies and it's quite worrying how noisy some of them are.

  13. I didn't know Cup4Cup had a multigrain bread mix! I have tried the KAF multigrain g/f flour and it's good, but expensive. Probably the Cup4Cup is too, but good, homemade multigrain bread would be worth it.
    I meant to celebrate Bobby Burns Day this year, but forgot! My husband and I only have Irish whiskeys, and don't drink Scotch -- but for me it's probably because Scotch was always my parents' drink and for my husband, it's probably because of past experience in his youth. I don't think either of us has ever tried good Scotch!

  14. Your cactus embroidery is so cute! I love your 3x vaxxed + Canadian flag picture.

    I'm glad you liked The Courier, too!

  15. I do like watching Britain's Best Home Cook! Have a great week.


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