Friday, November 29, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
While I wish I could be that blogger that is timely with her posting, alas, I am not. Though I don't feel very sorry about that, for many various reasons, but mostly because I do get around to it...eventually! Little over a month ago, I attended the opening of Cafe Bicyclette in La Cite Francophone, the french quarter of Edmonton.
One thing I was very excited about was that they had an outdoor area with heaters, fireplaces and blankets! This instantly reminded me when we were in Europe last year and I pointed out to the hubby that we just don't have anything like that in Edmonton! Now we do! I wonder though, has anyone been there with all our recent snowfall? I'm sure it's a beautiful sight!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
My kids were glued to their computers, playing some collaborative online game, for most of the morning. PD days are the "best school days ever!" according to my kids who revel in their pj-wearing, computer-playing and snacking-all-day, glory.
"Hey kids! You wanna go downtown for lunch? There is a chili cook off!" I yell out.
I should know better than to pose questions.
"Guess what! We are going downtown to meet dad for lunch at the River City Round Up chili cook off!" I say in my excited, matter-of-factly, voice.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
"Mom, aren't you going to make something for our Halloween party at school today?" my daughter asks.
"I wasn't planning to ..." I reply.
"Oh, you don't have to but it would nice. The teacher said to bring healthier snacks and treats." giving me the look of please, please, pretty please.
"Ok, I'll swing something by at lunch time."
Thank goodness for the internets!!! Morning walk to the grocery store to pick up bananas and voila... a healthy alternative to all the sugary treats we will be feasting on in the coming days.
Labels: dessert / sweet things
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I didn't do any hosting this year but attended not one but TWO dinners! I think I could really get used to that. The overeating part though, can't get used to that and I have never heard anyone not say "I'm so full" after Thanksgiving dinner. I believe it's an unwritten rule, that everyone knows but no one speaks of, that one must eat enough turkey and stuffing to potentially pop the button of their pants. Then they must have dessert after that. The smart folks know not to wear tight pants while others, like me, hope that by wearing tight-waisted pants, I will stop once I feel pressure. Please, don't say it, I hang my head in shame, and next year I'm wearing a large elastic-waisted skirt.
My last post I wrote about my garden harvest and today I have a recipe for you and your surplus of tomatoes:
Roasted tomato soup.
If you have good memories from your Campbell's Soup childhood days, this will obliterate them, kicking up a dust storm of red labels and tin cans. Those cute pudgy Campbell's kids will beg to never have to hear another can opener.
Labels: soups / stews