I sent my dragon grandson, Al Diaz at Dragon on a Mission, who lives in Mexico, a Cinco de Mayo funny on Facebook on Monday and he replied to me in Spanish. Now once upon a time I spent a lot of energy on learning Spanish. However, I am afraid I have forgotten a lot of it. So, I looked up grandson in Spanish and replied. However, whilst looking it up I came upon a programme which teaches one Spanish for free. So, I decided to brush up on the language. We will see how I get on. I wonder if they do the same for French. I have both languages on CDs, but like the way this is working. My French is a lot better than my Spanish mind you. I even used it at work for a while here although I have trouble understanding French Canadians.
Out and about yesterday, I saw a sign which amused me “If time is money, are ATMs Time Machines?”.
We went for our Chinese lunch at the Mandarin yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. They issued passports a while back and you have to get 3 stamps to enter for a trip to Japan. There are several pages you can fill up giving you more than one chance. Not usually lucky at these things but you never know. Not sure why Japan and not China, although they do serve sushi there.
We decided to get our ears lowered (hair cut) in the afternoon and there is a Chinese restaurant (Sam’s Chinese Kitchen) quite close to the salon. I asked the proprietor if she had eaten there she said yes and it was very good. Also that they got very busy, particularly at the weekends and anyone she had recommended also liked it. Will have to check it out. It may surprise you to know we love Chinese food!!!
Bowling today. Just the two of us.
For Sunday supper I made Devilled Eggs and Triple Hot Coleslaw. May seem like a funny combination but we enjoyed it. During April I messed about with devilled eggs to get one that actually tasted devilled. Devilling was something the English used to do a lot of, but the food was hot and spicy not bland like most of the devilled eggs today. This is what I ended up with. The eggs are covered with Saran wrap so they won’t dry out.
My Devilled Eggs
As a supper dish
4 eggs, hard boiled
2-3 tsp Hellman's mayonnaise
1/2 tsp (or to taste) Coleman's mustard powder (I actually used a whole tsp).
1 tsp white wine vinegar
6-8 drops Texas Pete (or to taste)
Salt and pepper
Peel eggs and cut in half taking out the yolks and putting in a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise and continue to stir then add all the other ingredients individually. Mashing in with each addition. Then put the resulting mixture back into the egg whites and sprinkle with paprika. This is very much a matter of taste. For the slaw, I usually buy a pre-chopped bag of slaw and add onions as there are none in it.
Triple Hot Dressing for Cole Slaw
The Ultimate Hot and Spicy Cookbook
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
2 tsp creamed horseradish
1 tsp Tabasco scuae
2 Tbs wine vinegar (white or red)
5 Tbs olive oil
salt and ground black pepper
cayenne pepper (optional)
1. Beat all ingredients together until oil is incorporated. If you like it really hot and spicy, add the cayenne, otherwise just pour dressing on a coleslaw salad and toss well. Leave it to stand for at least an hour tossing a couple of times more. Check the seasoning just before serving.
Have a great day