Sunday, October 4, 2015

Visiting Mom

We spent the weekend in Saskatoon visiting with my mom, and stocking her up on groceries.  On Friday evening we ate a quick dinner at Seoul before going to our hotel.

If you're ever in Saskatoon, you absolutely have to go to Seoul and order tukbaegi bulgogi.  You're welcome in advance.

On Saturday we found a place called Baba's Perogies to get my mom some tasty perogies and pumpkin pie for her lunch.  She's not always a fan of the food they bring her in her care-home, so we like to find old favourites for her to enjoy when we're there.

When we weren't visiting or running around, we were eating.  We had breakfast at Poached one day, and Aroma the next.  Our dinner on Saturday night was also at Aroma

How was your weekend?  What did you do?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cooking This Week

On Sunday we made a batch of spaghetti and meat sauce - not for dinner, but instead, to use for our lunches for the next couple of days.

Dinner on Sunday was bee bim bop.

I will never, ever get sick of this meal. 

On Monday evening we had curried shrimp, stuffed eggplant.

On Tuesday evening we made salmon with Greek salad.

And then last night we had fish again.  We enjoyed coconut crusted fish with mushroom risotto.

What have you been cooking this week?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Weekend Part 2

Both of our birthdays are coming up in a couple of weeks, but we got an early birthday gift; Christopher's parents spoiled us last night, by taking us out to dinner and a show at the Globe Theater.

We started with dinner at Bushwakker.

The parents had pizzas, Christopher had a portobello burger, and I had the chicken quesadilla.

Following dinner we went to the live theater - The Globe, to see "All Shook Up."  It was absolutely fantastic!  If you get the chance to see this, you should definitely go!

We had a wonderful evening out on the town, and are very thankful to Christopher's parents for taking us for this generous birthday gift. 

Christopher and his dad:

This morning we were up early.  We had scrambled eggs and potatoes for breakfast.

Then we headed out to our friends Matt and Alissa's baby shower for their little girl Vienna.  She's so beautiful, and I tried to monopolize all the baby snuggles, but I wasn't allowed to.

I wore my new shirt that just arrived in the mail on Friday. 

"Saskatchewan:  MIDDLE OF NOWHERE else I'd rather be"
An old friend, Steve, has a very successful company called Hard Pressed (based in Saskatoon).  Both Christopher and I love the clothes!  Check 'em out here.

After the baby shower we stopped at Menchie's before getting groceries, and heading home to cook some things.

How was your weekend? 
What did you do? 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Weekend Part 1

Last night we went out to a fundraiser supporting a friend of a friend.  We had a nice evening visiting with pals, and enjoying the tasty food.

This morning Christopher made bagel sandwiches for breakfast, with tomato, spinach, and omelette.  On the side we had truffled potatoes.  

This afternoon I made banana spice donuts, with a chocolate glaze.

The hubby will enjoy these when he gets home from the recording studio!  His new band, Lunar Lander Dance Commander is recording a song this afternoon.  I'm looking forward to hearing the finished product.  Also, his band has been nominated for best new band in Regina by Prairie Dog magazine.  If you want to vote, you can do that here (under best new act).

Tonight we're heading out on the town with Christopher's parents; we're looking forward to it!

How has your Saturday been?

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Going to be a Great Day!

Wednesday was the first official day of Fall.  We thought it might be nice to have a comforting, hearty meal on this day, so for dinner I whipped up a big pot of jambalaya.  I prepared a lobster stock to start, and used that in place of the chicken broth in this recipe.

The jambalya was full of rice, veggies, sausage, shrimp and chicken.

The recipe made enough for our dinner on Wednesday, and then lunches for me for two days, and a huge lunch for Christopher for one day.

Last night we made a healthy, delicious celery soup.  It's so quick and easy, and really tasty.

We had a lot of fun cooking it ...

We always have fun in the kitchen.

This soup really is easy - all you have to do is chop and dump.

You can find the recipe here.

This morning I'm starting my day with some Mini Wheats, raspberries, and grapefruit juice.  I don't eat cereal very often, but I wanted something quick today.

We have a really busy, but really fun weekend ahead.  We're going out tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday afternoon. 

What are you up to this weekend?  Any fun plans?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1)  There are four flavours of Lays chips available for a short time.  People can vote on their favorite to become an official new flavour.  We tried all four and liked the Scalloped Potato ones the best.

I think the US had better flavour choices than we did in Canada. 

2)  We've been loving the newer Cliff bars, with tasty chunks of chocolate in them.  I got a bunch of samples in the mail, and we've been sharing and savouring them.  Soooo good!  Thanks to the people at Cliff bar for the free samples!

3)  When I was in grade 8 we did a novel study on the book, The Giver.  Christopher had the same grade 8 English teacher as I did, and he also remembers studying this book.  It is still one of my favorites today.  Did you know there are three sequels?!  They are so good!  I read them all last year, and couldn't get enough of them.  A friend at work bought me the box set as a going away gift at the end of June - so nice of her.

If you're a fan of The Giver, you have to check out the others!

4)  Exactly 18 days from now we'll be taking off on a trip to Mexico!!  Last year we went to this resort, and we've been missing it ever since.  In February we tried a different resort, and although it was good, it couldn't compare to our favourite.  We're pumped to get away!

5)  I've been hooked on turmeric tea lately.  We've been trying to incorporate a lot of turmeric into our diets, both for the delicious taste, and the incredible health benefits. 

6)  Christopher made a tasty breakfast both Saturday and Sunday.  He loves making me breakfast, and I don't mind one bit!

7)  Each week we plan our dinners for the week, and then make a list and buy groceries for those meals, in addition to any other grocery items we need.  We also plan for lunches.  On Sunday evening we made a big batch of Asian noodles so that we'd have lunches for Monday and Tuesday.

This noodle dish is one of our go-to lunch ideas, because it is easy, and sooooo delicious - especially with some sriracha on top.

8)  Sunday was such a beautiful day.  We sat outside all afternoon in our backyard, and then grilled up some ribs for dinner.

9)  Last night we roasted portobello mushrooms, topped those with saganaki cheese, and enjoyed that with a side caesar salad.

10)  For dinner this evening, we met up with family, Victoria, William, and baby Elizabeth at an Irish restaurant in town, Shannon's.  Christopher's corned beef dish was absolutely fantastic.

My shepherd's pie was not great.  It needed gravy (or something saucy) within in it.  It was really dry.

How is your week going so far?