Everyone is complaining about the weather and joking about the old fashioned Canadian winter. It certainly is that. It’s not so much the cold as the wind which has been really bad lately. As I said to someone by email, it’s a lazy wind, it goes straight through you instead of around. Today, Monday, everywhere looks pristine white after the weekend although there is an abandoned snowman on our way to bowling and one half of him became whiter, but the front is still dirty grey coloured. Pity. The piles of snow are so high along the roadsides and in parking lots that it becomes difficult when edging out into traffic to make sure nothing is coming. And still, we get people driving as fast as though there were dry roads and it was a summer’s day. They couldn’t stop for love nor money if they had to in a hurry. One of our bowling friends was away for a couple of days and today couldn’t find her car because it was buried. She isn’t very tall either so would have had trouble sweeping it off the roof. The picture was taken a day ago.
Matt bowled really well by the way. Enough said. It is our Travel League bowling on Thursday and as it’s out of town, the weather may prove an adversary. In that case, we certainly won’t go. Not that enthusiastic about going this week anyway, not sure why.
Not much to write about today. Having been snowed in all weekend. All the hosts have been touting the A to Z Challenge for this April and offering links for one to sign up. I am No. 58. I am also going to be a minion for Tina of Life is Good so I need to get cracking on my own posts. Time seems to be slipping away from me lately, I will have to haul some of it back and use it. This year’s hosts will be calling for minions any time soon – not very arduous so if you can join the fun they will be grateful.
This recipe is intended, by Cooking.com, to be eaten at the Superbowl on Sunday. However, it seems to me they are an excellent party food at any time. I won't be watching the Superbowl of course, but I might try and catch the ads at half time.
Baked Potato Bites
Comforting and filling for game day, yet elegant enough for the dressiest dinner party.
2 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes (cut in half)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 slices of bacon
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 small green onions, trimmed, sliced thin
1 tablesoon minced shallot
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped flat leaf Italian parsley
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
1. Toss potatoes, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
2. Cook bacon to desired crispness; chop into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Blend sour cream, mayonnaise, half of the sliced green onions, shallot, parsley, bacon and cheese in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Place roasted potato halves on a large platter. Top each potato half with a large dollop of the sour cream mixture. Sprinkle each with chopped bacon and sliced green onion.
5. Leave remainder of sour cream mixture in a small serving bowl for extra toppings.
Have a great day