Thursday, October 6, 2011

Polling, Mustard, Christmas Drink. In the News.

This is Wednesday night. Sandwiches are made and in the fridge, fruit washed and ready, plus a few cookies, just a bit of salad to prepare and Polling Station 2.we are all set for election day. Our Returning Office phoned us this afternoon and will do so again at 7 a.m. in the morning just to be sure nothing is stopping us from turning up. We have to be at the station at 8 a.m. and will probably not leave til 9 p.m. We don’t try for the more senior jobs as we don’t wish to be involved in counting votes and possibly having to stay quite a bit later, especially if there is a problem.
We had a call from our friends in North Carolina theyColemans had received the Colman’s mustard which they thought was a great joke, only trouble was they wanted the ham to go with it. We buy a good quality ready cooked ham and then slice it thinly and serve it with the Colman’s Mustard, not forgetting the champagne cocktails of course. This is a very hot mustard, and really brings out the taste of a good ham.
Just before posting this I caught a couple of news items, one that Apple co-founder has just died at the age of 56, very young. There is an obituary at The second item was that Sarah Palin is not going to run for President. Matt said he wasn't surprised, she just likes to make a noise that's all. I really thought she would go for it. Anyone who voted for her would have been nuts in my opinion, she didn't even complete the job of being Governor of Alaska.

The weather was absolutely delightful today, we sat out on our balcony in the sun for a while and it was really quite hot. It is supposed to be the same tomorrow so we may get a good turnout at the polls.

Not sure if I have ever given a recipe for our champagne cocktails. The picture looks like it could be the same, but the basics are there.

In a glass put:Champagne Cocktails
1/2 shot of brandy
1 cube or 1 tsp sugar
Twist of orange peel (no zest)
Fill up with champagne.
Drink with caution. They are pretty lethal.

Of course there a dozens of recipes for champagne cocktails but this is what we always serve on Christmas morning for brunch. My family tradition was always just champagne, but Matt is not that keen on straight champagne so he changed the tradition to cocktails.

That’s it for today, and if you live in Ontario, don’t forget to vote. Have a great day.

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