Cooking on a dime

The reality of this pandemic is sinking in. While we’re thankful for the government aid, it’s limited and considerably less than what we’re accustomed to and budgeted on. So we’re making cuts and doing what we can to save money. Neither of us knows what our future employment will look like – and bills keep …

Peas, Potato Fries, Puzzles, Pies and Power outages

I’m writing this on Sunday evening.. last day of the weekend.  Which reminds me of one of my favourite lines by Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey.. “Wh..what is a week-end?” I know I’m not the only one that understands this feeling quite well now during this Pandemic.  Tomorrow I’m fulfilling a promise to myself, to …

Bruschetta Chicken, Crustless Quiche and Take-them-a-meal

Good Saturday Evening, Blogosphere..  I’m sorry I’ve slowed down in my blogging, I’ve actually been quite busy.. and not taking the time to write – which is why we’ve been getting 2-3 recipes per blog post recently. Our church family welcomed a new baby girl this week, so I’ve been arranging meals for the family, …

Never ending weekend

Is this what it feels like to be retired.. no longer knowing what day it is?   I expect it will be different when we’re not Self Isolating, can visit, shop, volunteer. I will say this.. Guillermo is a morning person, and he’s making me into one.  I’ve been off work now for almost 6 weeks …

There’s Kale in the Chicken Coup

Aha.. you thought you caught me in another typo, didn’t you?  Nope… that title is on purpose.. read on to find out why. I’ve been much better at making good dinners, we’re not eating out, or eating too much processed foods.  I have not been as proactive with my lunches.  I’ve been waiting til I’m …

One dish salmon broccoli dinner

This morning after a quick walk and checking out my gardens to see what’s growing.. (the crocuses are having a very lovely Loonnnnnggg season) I spent some time flipping through my recipe books while having breakfast. I kept being drawn to recipes requiring ingredients that I didn’t have in the house.  Typically i would make …