Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teeth, Snow,

As I mentioned yesterday, I have bad toothache, I was  hoping to get two teeth pulled, but no luck, supposed to go to the dentist today. However, we now have an invitation to supper and things aren’t as bad as they were, so I think I will put it off. In fact I now have an appointment for 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, which, considering its in the next town, is very, very early. Oh well, not as bad as friends, she is having an MRI at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, also in another town.

I am sure glad I don’t live in London, Ontario, they have been having snow upon snow, upon snow with people being stuck on the highways for hours on end – I know they talked of 300 people, how many of those were stupid enough to ignore the barriers and 402figure they could “do it”, I don’t know, but several did apparently. “I have a 4 x 4, it won’t give me a problem”, only it did. We still don’t have much round here and I have decided why that is, the superintendent has a brand new snow plough which, as yet, has never been used. Previously people were hired to plough, but this year, the super is doing it himself, but so far, no joy with his new toy. The 402 Hiway is still closed after yesterday’s storms, they were supposed to get a lot more, haven’t heard if they did. Helicopters ferried 230 stranded people away from the blocked roads although some people stayed with their vehicles. When we have this much trouble in Ontario, you know its bad, basically we are used to handling such weather. Check out the photos here 

Here’s a very different way of serving potatoes over the holiday period.

Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Mash

From EatingWell:  November/December 2008, November/December 2007

The addition of delicious sweet potatoes gives a nutrient boost to mashed potatoes. Double it: Cook the potatoes in a Dutch oven rather than a large saucepan.

6 servings


1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and Yukon Sweet Potato Mashcut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

1/2 cup low-fat milk

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  1. Place potatoes and sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until very tender when pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes, then mash them in the pot to the desired consistency. Place milk and butter in a small bowl and microwave on High until the butter is mostly melted and the milk is warm, 30 to 40 seconds. (Alternatively, place in a small saucepan and heat over medium until the milk is warm.) Stir the milk mixture, sugar, salt and pepper into the mashed potatoes until combined.

Have a great day



  1. I have no idea what a gold potato is. We have a snow forecast for tomorrow.

  2. We have Yukon gold potatoes which have a somewhat yellowy toned flesh. Better than the regular every day potato we get here.