Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I am thrilled to tell you my son-in-law Mike, the artist, has started his own blog. The Scolopax Chronicles. No, don't know why the name, I will have to ask him. Gynie you will be particularly interested as he is including drawings and sketches of birds he has made whilst on holiday. The link to his blog is on this page, of course, so I do hope everyone will check him out on a regular basis. He is not planning to be as verbally prolific as his mother-in-law, but then he's got a life LOL. The owl in this picture is one he had for a number of years, unfortunately it died about 18 month's ago. Mike, I wish you all the best with this new venture and hope it will become really popular. They kept me pretty busy at Canadian Diabetes yesterday, I was late home and Matt asked if they paid me overtime? I am glad that I am able to help out. However, I was having a lot of trouble using MS Word on their computer today. I hope we can get that sorted out, it was doing all kinds of nasties to me. In a bit of a hurry this morning, have my appointment with my foot nurse, so I have to scoot. This afternoon I want to go to the farm we visited on the way back from my last two theatre trips, their tomatoes are absolutely delicious. Their corn was very good too. They have lots of other fresh veggies available but their cabbages were huge and so was their cauliflower. Unfortunately we would never get it all eaten before it became inedible. How about something with a South Western flavour today, I love mole sauce, but then its chocolate so why wouldn't I? Chicken Mole with Green Beans Serves: 4 Source: Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2001 4 chicken breasts, skin removed 1 lb green beans, trimmed, part cooked Cooking spray 2 tsp olive oil 1 c finely chopped onion 1 tbs chili powder 2 1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup chicken broth Heat a large nonstick skillet over med high heat. Add chicken, cook 5 mins on each side. Place the chicken and beans in a baking dish coated with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for15 minutes or until chicken is done, turn half way. While the chicken cooking, heat oil in skillet over med high heat. Add onion and the next 7 ingredients, onion through salt, cook for 3 mins or until onion is soft, stirring frequently. Add broth, and cook until thick (about 2 mins). Spoon sauce over chicken mixture. Have a great day.