Chatting to people at the bowling alley and we all agreed that the Canadian government shouldn’t tax pensions. When you think about it, we work all our lives, pay taxes in order to provide some of the money for pensions and then they turn round and tax us again. Meanwhile politicians get pensions which make ours look like chump change, and don’t talk to me about sports people.
I read that skin cancer is on the rise in Canada because people are either too lazy or not sensible enough to use sun tan lotions. Skin cancer melanomas can kill and people are stupid to take the risk. That being said, Matt has had skin cancer and was told never to sunbathe without lotions, guess what, he takes no notice whatsoever. Generally they are saying vanity and a blasé attitude are behind the rise as well as the fact that we bare more skin than previous generations. I am lucky because I use various creams every day which all contain an SPF factor. Also in my opinion a lot of people stay in the sun too long as well. We do tan in short bursts, about half an hour at the beginning and then a bit longer as our tans build up. Not that we ever spend very long any more. Kind of get less interested in sunbathing when you get older, or we did.
Another goodie. Think I would be more generous with the asparagus, but then that’s me.
Asparagus Beef Roll-Ups
Easy to prepare appetizer of roast beef and asparagus rolled in a tortilla with a creamy spread.
Makes 48 pieces
2 tbsp Cream, whipping, heavy
2 tbsp sour cream
3 tsp horseradish
1/4 tsp fresh lemon peel
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper
4 each Tortilla, flour, 6.5"
1/4 lb sliced roast beef, deli meat, Italian style
4 each asparagus spears
- Using electric beaters, whip cream until soft peaks are formed; gently fold in sour cream, horseradish, lemon peel, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon 2 teaspoons of cream mixture onto each tortilla and top with 1 slice of beef and the rest of the cream mixture. Arrange 1 asparagus on each tortilla and roll up. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces.