Thursday, January 28, 2010
Showers, Rescues, Recalls.
I'm not sure when I will actually publish this post, I have to finish my coffee and rush off to shower early because the water is going to be turned off all day today. We aren't planning to be around but the weather may have changed our minds. The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing and to paraphrase, we might weather the storm better at home. The bowling alley is a good half hour's journey through country roads which would be very susceptible to snow blowing across and causing whiteouts, so as we don't have to leave til about 11 (we meet for lunch) we will be watching the weather carefully. What I am worrying about is the tournament I have to take part in in late February. Hamilton, where it is taking place, has steep hills to get down to it which can be nasty in this kind of weather. Talking of water, we have just discovered that the reason we have been having trouble with maintaining the temperature on our showers is due to the diverter. Didn't know about such things but was talking to the ex super and it happened to come up in conversation. I shall be contacting our current super toute suite. Right, I'm off to shower. All clean now *g*. Like the puddy tat in the pic. Did you hear about the young girl who had been discovered in the ruins in Haiti yesterday, two weeks she has been buried - she was in a college building where she had just recently started studying. Apparently the main thing wrong was an injured leg and the medics say she will survive. Pretty incredible story. They have found others in the last few days, but this was 15 days after. It makes you wonder if there are others alive somewhere else in all that rubble. It must be very frightening to spend all that time wondering if anyone is going to find you or whether you are going to die. Horrifying thoughts must go through your brain. I wonder if you sleep most of the time? I am pleased to say its stopped snowing so there is hope for us yet. Toyota can't be too happy at the moment they are having to recall more than a million cars and trucks and they have extended their recall to Europe and China because there is a rare fault on the gas (accelerator) pedal which might stick down or only return to position very slowly. What is worse for Canada is that these pedals were made in Ontario - if Toyota is losing $millions you know they will be passing on the costs to the manufacturing plant. In the tough economic climate this is not going to be funny. Another Skinny Snack picked up from the GMA recipe files. I don't know that I could stop at one with some of these snacks. Maybe I should make the ones I don't much like the sound of and then I wouldn't be tempted. That reminds me, we decided to go down to the pizzeria we have just discovered through a friend, its called Delicious Pizza, we found out they do quite a few other things as well as pizzas. We ordered a Fromaggia with extra tomatoes, it was very good. I also bought a slice of Tiramisu, it was good too, but I wish I hadn't!!! Cappuccino Truffles From the Kitchen of Taste of Home Servings: Over 8 Ingredients 1 tablespoon boiling water 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons sugar Directions In a small bowl, combine the water, coffee and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate and butter until smooth. Stir in coffee mixture. Press plastic wrap onto surface. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. In a small bowl, combine sugar and remaining cinnamon. Shape chocolate into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Yield: about 1 1/2 dozen. Nutritional Analysis: 1 serving (1 each) equals 43 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Have a great day