Friday, January 24, 2014

Jeopardy, Bowling, Medical,

JeopardyAmazing, I mentioned Rob Ford yesterday and how he is disgracing Toronto; lo and behold he came up in a category on Jeopardy on Thursday night. That’s notoriety if you like. Talking of Jeopardy, I have been entering their contest every night with the hope of winning a trip. I am not usually very lucky so I don’t suppose it will happen, but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

For me bowling was not very good again, Matt had two excellent Bowling Pin Placement 5games. I did have an excuse though, I appear to have done something to my knee and was having trouble walking so when I bowled I was nervous about hurting myself further, however, as it turned out, the only time I didn’t hurt was whilst I was bowling. Go figure. We were bowling on our own as well so it went very fast.

Thursday morning I saw the gastroenterologist and asked him about a colonoscopy. He told me that colon cancer is the third most deadly. He told me all the pros and cons of the procedure, but he would NOT advise me about it. Guess I should talk to my family doctor and see what she says. I have never had one and don’t really want to, but its a precaution and I don’t know how advisable it is to take this precaution.
We are still getting snow here and it is still extremely cold. Despite this, there was a guy at the alley wearing shorts. Apparently so long as his top is warm, he wears shorts all year. Athletic type I understand. Seems nuts to me in this weather. I don’t even take my coat off at the doctors as I find it too cold.

I found a tourtière iTourtieresn the freezer the other day, I thought we had eaten them all, I make four at a time. So Thursday night we had it for supper. Not sure how long its been in the freezer, but it tasted pretty good. Now I guess I should make some more. I use three meats in mine and our local grocery store doesn’t have ground veal so I have to go elsewhere to get it. Had some homemade asparagus soup the other night and I have now started a countdown until the asparagus season. It is still a long way away. Sigh.

My apologies to those bloggers who haven't seen me lately, as you might gather, I have been running around all over the place this week.

This doesn’t sound like a bad breakfast dish. Bit high in calories for me these days, but it still sounds pretty savoury. It came from

Bacon Fried Rice

Source: Burt Wolf's Menu Cookbook

Makes 4 servings
Rec Image
1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups cold cooked rice (see Note)
1 teaspoon soy sauce (add more to taste)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped scallions, green part only

In a skillet, fry the bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels.
In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the eggs and cook, stirring, just until firm. Remove from the pan and reserve.
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and add the rice. Mix well. Add the soy sauce and mix well. Mix the eggs into the rice, breaking them into smaller pieces as you stir. Add the scallions and bacon. Mix again to combine, and serve.
NOTES: The rice should be cooked at least several hours ahead, or the day before, and refrigerated. It should be completely cold to be used for fried rice. This dish can be kept in a casserole in the oven at 140 degrees F. for about 40 minutes without drying out. It makes a good dish to serve with a main course that needs last-minute preparation.

Have a great day


  1. I think being able to talk about Ford here in the states makes us feel less stupid for all of our political idiots - and boy do we have a capital full of them! We love it when other countries politicians screw up - but it's a sad, sad state of affairs all around. I was appalled yesterday to find the top news story was about J B - I mean come on - I turn the news on to see the news - not the entertainment report! Fed up, big time!
    Be well!

  2. So true Yolanda. It's very embarrassing for Canada to feature two such idiots in the news headlines. Some excuse for JB, he is too young to handle fame and fortune properly. Maybe.

  3. Ford, that man is seriously crazy. It only reinforces my opinion that the nature of politics forces the less stable among us to become our leaders. I have TONS of anecdotal evidence to back that up... but that's a rant that I think folks are getting tired of hearing from me.

    And I love freezer surprises! My wife fixed those sometimes and it almost always turns out very well. So good for you

    And my mother makes a very good fried rice, her secret is to essentially treat it like a vegetable stew (with meat) but use rice instead of broth. I swear, it is soooo goood. I grew up eating it about once a week. I think she learned if from her housekeeper when she lived in Morocco. It was sort of a "throw what you have in a skillet and mix it with rice" type of dish. Yum. I want some now.

    1. Well he uses crack and is an alcoholic. What more can you say. Now we have Justin Beiber playing up as well, makes us all look drunks, hic.

      Your mother's rice sounds great, does she have a recipe?

  4. What was the Jeopardy category? Waste of Tax Dollars?

    1. I don't remember but they had to identify the town in question. Easy question.

  5. Hi, Jo,

    Thanks again for dropping by and catching that typo...

    As for you feeling better when bowling... I'm not surprised. Your condition is most likely arthritic and since I am riddled with arthritis I know MOVEMENT always helps. It may hurt, but non movement is far worse. Keeping the joints active will help your overall condition and keep the swelling down, if you get swollen. An Advil or Ibuprofen will also help with inflammation and pain. Just make sure you eat something with them and use as directed.

    I hope you feel better!

    The sound of your tourtiere sounds wonderful. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thanks for the advice Michael but actually I am already on arthritis medication, but I don't understand how this came on so suddenly. Usually things deteriorate over time. I already have a hip replacement. Today I woke with a migraine as well so am feeling sorry for myself.

      I want to make some more tourtèires, we enjoy them and they freeze well.