January 2023 - Toronto ON
We woke to this weather on NYE.
New Year's Eve we spent at home, the way we like it. New Year's Day was also relaxing.
This is how our crossword challenge ended for the year, our average is tied.
First cocktail of 2023 John made me a Manhattan.
John broke the first glass of the year, hitting it with his elbow. Now I need to find a pair of new glasses for steak night.
I am replacing any rusted baking pans and ordered a new loaf pan.
Our fire/smoke alarm expired in January 2023 (10 years) so we engaged the building fire alarm company to replace it. After discussions with the office we decided to get a hard wired alarm as is required in all new builds. Currently it is a battery operated one.
My Kitchenaid mixer is so heavy to move. I saw an ad on Book of Faces about sliding mats, turns out they make mats just for moving, you can find them on Amazon for $20. I had some small flexible cutting boards that I don't typically use. I had John put one under my mixer, and voila, it slides!
I did some blog housekeeping and updated the list of blogs I follow.
We picked up our new bus passes.
John had a chiropractor appointment after which he did a grocery run for a few things like fresh fruit, tomatoes and yogurt. We like fruit for breakfast.
John enjoyed using the golf simulator again.
John had a hearing aid appointment so I went along as it is in a mall. I got in a good $ store haul, I hadn't been since we went away in September. We also stopped into Winners and Kitchen Stuff but left empty handed.
NYE crab legs and cheese gluten free biscuits.
Sunday New Year's Day roast lamb, roast potatoes, roasted cauliflower, onions, Brussel sprouts and mushrooms with Italian dressing. Trifle for dessert - my mother's recipe.
Monday eggs, fried leftover potatoes onions and cabbage with the rest of the cheese gluten free biscuits
Shepherd’s Pie is traditionally made with ground lamb while it’s more well-known and oft-mistaken cousin, Cottage Pie, is made with ground beef. Both are topped with mashed potatoes.
New Year's Eve afternoon we sat and watched Emily The Criminal which we both enjoyed, but then we always like a good scam. It is a 2022 crime thriller about a dummy shopper service that will pays her $200 for one hour of work.
7 Days to Vegas (also known as Walk to Vegas) is a 2019 American comedy film, based on the true story of the rise and fall of one of Hollywood's biggest poker games. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.
As the series will play out in a different order for each viewer, there was no sense in numbering the installments. Watching the series as 2, 4, 7, etc. would just give the impression that it’s being watched out of sequence in an unintentional way.
Because it’s designed to be consumed in any order, it was best to avoid the idea of a set chronology through numbered episodes.
As for the reason they’re separated by color, a kaleidoscope is a toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of colored glass. The reflections create changing patterns when the tube is rotated. Ultimately, the pattern of the series depends on the order of the colors.
Partially epistolary: the historical storyline is told through letters and journals