Happy 4th of July to you! I hope its a very special day whether you spend it with family or with friends or doing something special just for you.
We’re going to a flag raising just down the beach. There will be songs song and poems read and then we’ll all have American hot dogs and apple pie. Its always a nice ceremony. I’ve added some pictures that we took and posted after the fact.
Whatever you’re doing…enjoy.
Last night the kids came to have a bbq and celebrating their dad’s b’day. Janet brought all the fixings for this very yummy dessert called Jello Berry Bliss Cake which she fixed while we watched.
Berry Bliss Cake
A slice of Berry Bliss Cake
We made some yummy twice baked potatoes and they really ARE yummy. This is them on their way into the oven.
- Twice Baked Potatoes
and this is them when we remembered to take a picture at the end of the meal.
All thats left..
and this morning we fried one 1/2 gently and served with our scrambled eggs. Twice baked and twice yum! This is the recipe. If you try them let me now what YOU think.
The prediction of a rainy weekend wasn’t so. It was beautifully sunny but a bit cool instead. Saturday, Marc and I went to the Toronto Good Food Festival. For $12.00 each we sampled all kinds of foods and drinks and watched demonstrations and came home with coupons and recipes galore. The free products/coupons exceeded the admission price. Its pretty bad to have sampled so much that at the end you can’t sample one more thing….. Fun though!
Saturday evening we rented “Anger Management” with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. It is a few years old and we had never seen it. We both thought it was good, light fun. For dinner we had decided fish was in order so we chose fresh Talapia fish. We brushed the fresh fillets with a mixture of mayonnaise and lemon. Then we combined bread crumbs, salt, pepper and onion powder and sprinkled it over the fish that was in a pan sprayed with Pam. We baked it for 30 minutes. It came out so tasty and flakey. We also made twice baked potatoes (we were given 2 potatoes at the Toronto Good Food Festival). After baking them we sliced the potato lengthwise and scooped out the potato. We mashed that with sour cream, butter, milk, chopped green onions and grated cheddar cheese. We scooped it back into the skin and topped with more grated cheese and baked them again. Oh my how very tasty they were.
Do you make smoothies? We enjoy them more frequently on the weekends these days. They are so easy and so yummy and good for you too. THATs what I like.
Here are the ingredients we started out with this morning which we combined and mixed
This was the delicious end result. I just realized all the ingredients in their packaging are on the French side in my pictures. As you may know we are required to have English and French writing on our packaging.
After a leisurely morning a call from son #1, (Geoff), his wife Robyn and Madeline came with a suggestion they would stop at the store and drop over for lunch. Lipton’s Chicken Noodle soup was quickly cooking on the stove. I made a salad. They came armed with delicious breads, cold cuts and cheese. We had ice cream and fresh pineapple pieces for dessert. It was a lovely, short, unplanned visit. Those are often the sweetest.
After washing up the dishes again I drove to see Son #2, Richard for a bit. He was busy making dinner. I sat on a stool at the counter and watched as he mastered their dinner. And to think that I’d once been worried because he didn’t show any interest in cooking. I had wondered how he would ever survive when he was out on his own. Time to focus on other issues because he was clearly enjoying himself as he contemplated his next moves and bowls and knives and dinner ingredients.