Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cancellation, Paddington Bear, Dangerous Chocolate.

Matt has his driving license interview tomorrow morning, Wednesday. When they take an hour and a half to find out it you can drive or not – now he is 80. They ask you questions to establish your cognitive abilities. According to friends they are so simple as to be almost insulting. I might go with him as they are turning off the water once again and there will probably be no heat as our heating system is water based. So I went to the movies and when I returned they had phoned to say his interview/class was cancelled and postponed until the end of April? No reason given, we are somewhat puzzled. They have to send him another extension of his license to cover the period.

The mPaddington2ovie, Paddington. What can I say, I absolutely loved it. Beautifully made, and, my friend agreed, we never once thought of Paddington as anything other than a bear. It was hilarious, sad, adventurous. Absolutely wonderful. I will certainly be buying the DVD when it comes out. I understand from another friend the cinematography is excellent, I have no idea. The beginning, in Deepest Darkest Peru, surprised Paddington3me, I was not expecting it and thoroughly enjoyed it. My friend commented about the eyes and the facial expressions they achieved, I mean, just look at this picture. You could fall for this bear. In this second picture can’t you just see him thinking “uh oh”. If you haven’t seen it, do go. I know you will enjoy it.

Lindor DarkAfter the movie we went over to the Lindt Store – I was telling the Beer for the Shower guys about it. When we walked in they gave us both a Lindor Ball, yum, I love those things. Then I asked about one that was available only at Christmas apparently but they gave me a similar one to try. I think I could have tri2015-02-10 17.27.18ed one Lindor Ball of every flavour in the store. I bought Matt a box of deep dark chocolates. It turned out the boxes of 13 balls were on sale for $6 a box if you bought two. Nothing loath, I bought two. One box for me of course, of mixed balls. On Matt’s box the assistant taped a red heart2015-01-10 17.22.00 (chocolate inside of course) for Valentine’s. I managed to get a couple of pictures before my camera decided to give up the ghost on me. (Batteries!!). This is a somewhat fuzzy one of the loose Lindor balls. Dozens and dozens of them.  I could have made myself really sick there I think. My friend said she would be delighted to bring me to this store whenever I wanted. Dangerous.

Now here’s another recipe you could use for that Valentine’s dinner and probably somewhat easier than the one yesterday. I got this from the Dragon Knight, Jeff Hargett, of Strands of Pattern who plans to try it out. He got it from Recipe Palace. I wonder if these would fit into my diet plan? I am not big on cooked apples, but these do look good.

APPLE PIE TACOS

These little guys will send your taste buds soaring! 

INGREDIENTS:Apple Pie Tacos
4 Apples peeled and sliced
½ C Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Nutmeg
½ C Water
Tortilla's (flour) 6" size
Oil (for frying tortillas)
1/2 c sugar-cinnamon mixture
Whipped cream

DIRECTIONS:
Place apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water in a sauce pan. Stir until well blended and cover and cook on medium stirring frequently for 10 minutes or until apples are semi soft. If needed, thicken sauce using 1 Tbl of cornstarch to 3-4 Tbl of water. Mix into sauce and stir until thickened. Heat oil on medium heat in a skillet and holding the tortilla folded in half, place the bottom of tortilla in the oil for a few seconds. Then lay it on one side until browned and then place other side down until browned. Remove from oil and Sprinkle browned tortilla with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Fill taco shells with apple pie filling and top with whipped cream, and sprinkle a little more of sugar-cinnamon mixture on top.

Have a great day
Jo

19 comments:

  1. One of my friends did the apple pie tacos a couple weeks ago and said they were really good! those Lindor balls look great...I'd love to try some too! Those are the kind I will get in a check out line; that seems to be a popular place for them as impulse buys.

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    1. Oh and Paddington does look adorable! I would like to see this but probably will wait for TV. I'm not a movie goer.

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    2. I'm glad to hear that JoJo. In fact Lindor Balls are cheaper, usually, at the Lindt store I have found. I love them, absolutely delicious. You really should go see it in the theatre, it makes such a difference. I have decided in future I will not hesitate to go to a matinee on my own.

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  2. I love Lindt chocolates … definitely dangerous Jo :) We hadn't planned to go and see Paddington, but after your review I might persuade hubby to go over the weekend.

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    1. Me too. Especially when they were allowing me to taste before I bought.

      Do go Fil. It's a lovely family movie the only nudity is the bears.

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  3. Oh Yuk ... sadly I haven't got a sweet tooth so Lindor choccies and apple pie tacos are not for me ..... but David would love them! So pleased you enjoyed Paddington as I know you were really looking forward to seeing the film.
    After not visiting the cinema for years, we're converts to afternoon Matinees - the theatres are relatively quiet/empty and I'm less likely to fall asleep (which was always a problem at evening shows - or even watching TV at home) LOL.

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    1. I kind of wish I didn't have a sweet tooth but in fact I think it's getting worse. I am definitely a chocoholic. I could have spent a fortune in Lindt's yesterday.

      Afternoon matinees are great, as you say, not very busy. The cinema we went to is one with lots of theatres and ours had less than a dozen people in it. The film is lovely and I recommend it to anyone with a heart.

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  4. Mixed balls - that just makes me chuckle.
    Glad you enjoyed the movie so much.

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    1. It would!!! They were delicious and choclatey though.

      I really did, it was a delightful movie.

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  5. You mentioned how excited you were about Paddington so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. The things they can do with animatronics these days are amazing. We had a terrible terrorist incident in a Lindt store here in Australia and I think I will always have that association now. Your friend sounds like a wicked enabler :)

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    1. Yes, it was wonderful. It is incredible what they can do nowadays. Oh, how sad, Lindt must be suffering.

      I'll tell her you called her a wicked enabler LOL

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  6. Now you've got me wanting to see your little bear!! And I'm drooling over the apple tacos (smile).

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    1. Do, he's absolutely gorgeous. A very polite little bear, but he does get into some difficult situations. I wanted to take him home though.

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  7. Been forever since I've been in a chocolate shoppe.

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    1. Never been to Lindt before but there is a lesser know chocolate shop near here which I visited.

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  8. Wow, you walk in and they give you a chocolate? And then they offer samples? What a magical place. There's not a single chocolate place around here that does that. Between that, the heart they put on the box, and being $6 a box if you buy two... color us both jealous. If I had a store like that around here I don't think I'd ever leave. Instead, we're stuck with chocolate stores that are overpriced, the salespeople (kids) are jerks, and they laugh in your face if you ask for a sample.

    Also, as half Mexicans, we've both made our fair share of tacos but never apple pie tacos. I'm looking forward to trying this. Hold the whipped cream, though (not a fan).

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    1. Yup, great wasn't it. I am sorry to make you jealous, but... Maybe you could ask Lindt to open a store for you. The salesperson was very good.

      Ooooh, I love whipped cream although nor as much in North America as I did in England where it is richer and deliciouser!!!!!!

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  9. Getting free sweets is always good, free chocolate even more so. :) I'll have to check out Paddington Bear.

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    1. Sure is. Great movie in my opinion

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