Toto? There’s no place like home.

What a day! What felt like Hurricane winds didn’t stop the guys yesterday from putting up the walls! As you can see, it’s a fun group I work with.

Before I got to the house to catch the guys lifting the wall, I was greeted by thawed meat in the chest freezer in Wilma’s garage, which totally thwarted my plans for the day. I did manage to get most of the laundry done, mistake was putting it on the line in the crazy high winds. Even though I had to retrieve some items tossed about the yard, and unravel several, it all dried fast!

Once laundry was going, and I’d visited the guys on site at the house, and the crock pot was going with pork tenderloins, I ran out to Costco to buy a new freezer and got down to cooking. Thankful for my sister’s chef kitchen. I had my toaster convection oven and crock pot going downstairs, and her two ovens and lovely gas stove going upstairs .

Salsa chicken, mushroom chicken, lemon garlic chicken, fried sausage for future stew or chili, massive pot of ground turkey with vegetables and marinara sauce, with which I made 3 pasta pies, and leftover sauce to freeze, 2 tenderloins made into mushroom pepper pulled pork, and a bag of wild rice mix cooked up while I had the stove going. Rice freezes well, and with a side of fresh veg, we now have about a months worth of dinners ready to go.

Early this morning the crock pot was going again, as was my toaster oven making bbq pulled pork,lemon butter dill salmon fillets., and lemon pepper rainbow trout

I ended the day yesterday with some deep belly laughing good ole red neck time with cousins and some chickens on a swing 🐓.

Bill took more bricks off the house, and is back at it again today. It’s really tedious hard work. I’m so very proud of him, and deeply in love. I didn’t catch it on film, but also very thankful for my brother in law, Dick who came out for a while to help Bill this afternoon.

At the end of the afternoon I took a drive by video, to give better perspective of the work done today.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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