Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Really?? Shopping, Increases,

This cartoon, which I originally found on Facebook, might give you a smile and hopefully it will also cheer Bryan from A Beer for the Shower too or at least give him a smile.


Not a great deal to talk about. Of course bowling today and I was pleased to have two very good games - the second game we won't talk about. Not sure how many points the team took as we left before the other team had finished. We took two on the first game, nothing on the second but might well have gained on the third. Will know when we go in on Thursday. However, my average, which had dropped somewhat, went up one point. Bowling is a very odd game, you can bowl brilliantly in one game and then the next bowl as though you had never done so before.

I needed tissue paper for Christmas wrapping and decided to go into Dollar Days where I picked up some Christmas tissue. I don't know why I don't go to that store more often. They even had Voortman Cookies which is the make we like but not the flavour. You can keep your vanilla and/or strawberry. We want chocolate or mocha.

We were close to Walmart too so went in and bought some underwear for Matt, his has been disintegrating lately.

Got home and had an unwelcome letter saying the cost of our cleaner was going up by $3.50 an hour in January. That's one hell of an increase. Our pensions go up maybe $2 a month, the rent goes up $20 a month!!!

This sounds like a pretty substantial breakfast. tasty too.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole

When you're looking for a breakfast that is both elegant and easy this holiday season, our crowd-pleasing casserole is just the ticket. This multilayered marvel is loaded with crispy potatoes, hot-smoked salmon, and a smattering of fresh herbs. Cottage cheese naturally melds into the eggs, creating pillowy lightness throughout the mixture, while goat cheese creates dense pockets of creaminess. Hot-smoked salmon, unlike cured, is fully cooked—look for it in the fish case or packaged in the meat aisle of your grocery store. Our recipe hits all the marks for a hearty one-dish meal, with 25% fewer calories, 7g less saturated fat, and over 600mg less sodium than traditional
meat-and-cheese breakfast casseroles. Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet for best results.

6 large eggs
3 large egg whites
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup plain whole-milk cottage cheese
2 Tbs minced fresh chives
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbs canola oil
1 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-in. cubes (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks
1/4 cup minced shallot
8 oz hot-smoked salmon, flaked
2 oz goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
2 Tbs chopped fresh dill

1. Place eggs, egg whites, milk, cottage cheese, chives, mustard, and pepper in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a 10-inch oven-safe skillet over medium. Add potatoes; stir to coat, and arrange in a single layer. Cover and cook until potatoes are almost tender, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover, add leeks and shallot, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.

3. Scatter salmon evenly over potatoes in pan. Pour egg mixture over salmon and potatoes. Sprinkle goat cheese evenly over top. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until egg mixture is set. Garnish with dill.

Servings: 6

Author: Jamie Vespa, MS, RD
Source: Cooking Light





Have a great day
 

20 comments:

  1. Not sure I want salmon for breakfast.
    How much do you pay your cleaner?

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    1. We often used to have fish for breakfast when I was a kid. Now it's really too expensive.

      Well, she is supposed to be an assisted cleaner Alex.

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  2. Very funny cartoon - that dog's face is brilliant ... than you for the smile.. The price of everything seems to be going up ridiculously at the minute.

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    1. It is brilliant isn't it Fil? So true it is going up but incomes are NOT, or at least pension incomes.

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  3. Ha! I love the picture. In my household that's actually the cat. Her favorite hobby is climbing to the top of my tree to battle the evil star that likes to taunt her.

    Bowling is an odd game for me too, in that every single time I bowl it's like I've never bowled before. I think I've gotten a strike in someone else's lane before, though.

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    1. Bryan, how very unjust of you, look at that face, how could you possibly believe he had anything to do with it?

      Splutter.

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  4. Hi Jo - yes the time of year for funnies. That smoked salmon dish would be great for canapes, or a light starter, or church do - easy and cheerful to do - but way too much for me for breakfast, unless followed by a Sunday of watching a good movie and not much else!


    Money .. ugh - cheers Hilary

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    1. I especially like this one Hilary. Like both your ideas. Not a bad breakfast for company though.

      I do know what you mean by ugh money.

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  5. Love the picture. That casserole sounds delicious. One of my favorite breakfasts is salmon, bagels and cream cheese. An increase of $3.50 an hour seems high. What's the current hourly rate?

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    1. Does sound good I think I might make it for supper. I worked it out the raise is 25%. At present I pay $14/hr.

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  6. Hi Jo,

    A fainting tree is certainly something I wouldn't pine for.

    Well done on the bowling front and of course, bowling is right up my alley.

    That's a huge increase in the cleaning costs. I can relate to increased service charges.

    I wish I liked salmon.

    Take care, Jo.

    Gary

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    1. What a bunch of groaners Gary. You don't even like smoked salmon? I can't get enough of it.

      Take care yourself Gary.

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  7. Our pets never knocked the tree down though the cat came close a few times. Prices certainly go up quicker than wages, that's for sure.

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    1. I keep defending the dog Susan. The tree fainted!! They sure do. Pensions even more so.

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  8. The meme is hilarious. I hate it when prices go up like that. Do they give you a pensioner discount? They should.

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    1. Glad you like it Pinky. The price was discounted anyway - mostly cleaners charge $20 or more but we are paying $14. Or were.

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  9. I think when we feel down bout...you name it....it’s always fun to look at these cartoons or YouTube videos with animalssince they always put a smile on my face. My friends brought me some nice smoked salmon which I was looking forward to having with cucumber and crackers. I told my hubby to leave it and explained what it is but his ADHD brain didn’t hear me. He tried to bake it! Out it wentšŸ˜­

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    1. Yeah, a giggle or a smile is good Birgit. Oops, but you can cook smoked salmon depending on what you do with it.

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    2. Well yes, that would not be much good Birgit I agree.

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