Friday, January 23, 2015

Target, Bowling.

Target ex CEOTarget didn’t make it in Canada. I personally have only ever been in the store once, in the States, and didn’t think much of it. So, now they have closed all their stores and according to a news headline, the ex-CEO’s package, estimated at $61 million, will be about the same amount as is being offered to the 17,600 workers as a whole. I think this is disgusting as these workers will probably be out of work for a while – the ex-CEO might be out of work too, but I bet he is crying all the way to the bank. The workers are supposed to end up with the equivalent of 16 weeks pay. He looks unhappy doesn’t he?

Bowling yesterday was pretty disastrous again. I suppose we are neither of us as fit as we would like to be. My bruised leg is getting a lot better, but still hurts somewhat. I think my fall stirred up my hip too and it is making me think hip replacement on that side. I hope not, I am still hoping it will settle down. Meanwhile, Matt is still suffering from his hip problem and goes for his bone scan today (Friday). It didn’t help being next to a couple who were bowling strike after strike after strike. Turns out that the woman was once among the top 5% of bowlers in Ontario and I believe they were both Masters at one time. Must get boring bowling so well, they don’t get the extreme excitement of having to wait 18 frames to get a strike LOL.

Our local seafood store sends out recipes periodically. I like the sound of this one, yes, another soup but delicious I think.

Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

INGREDIENTS:Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup canned mini corn chopped into quarters
1/2 cup julienned carrots
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 stalk lemon grass, minced
2 teaspoons red curry paste
4 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 pound raw medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1.Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the ginger, lemongrass, corn, carrots and curry paste in the heated oil for 1 minute. Slowly pour the chicken broth over the mixture, stirring continually. Stir in the fish sauce and brown sugar; simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and mushrooms; cook and stir until the mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp; cook until no longer translucent about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice; season with salt; garnish with cilantro.

Serves 8

Have a great day


  1. > "...they don’t get the extreme excitement of having to wait 18 frames to get a strike LOL."

    You have great wit!

  2. Good luck to Matt today!

    Target...or as we jokingly call it here, 'Tar-jhay'...used to be great in the 90s but they have really gone downhill. Plus they are notorious for fat shaming which is another reason I won't shop there. They carry very few plus sizes, and last year someone noticed that one shirt in a regular size was called 'Gray' but in plus size the exact shirt and colour was called 'Manatee Gray'. That's horrible.

  3. Hope the bone scan goes well.
    Sixty-one million? How will he feed his kids?
    I'd much rather go into a Target than a Walmart!

    1. Thanks Alex. It went OK, although what a boring morning waiting around for 2 hours.

      LOL. The only Target I ever went into was in Kissimmee, didn't think much of it.

  4. Hi Jo,

    No doubt, the CEO will struggle. Maybe have a collection for him. Bring back Zeller's.

    Bowling while bruised isn't exactly fun. I've read the scan seemed to have gone okay for Matt.

    Have a nice weekend, eh.


    1. I think it's pretty disgusting although I suppose he will get hit for a lot of tax. I agree, bring back Zellers, I always liked that store.

      Yes it did go OK but what a draggy day. Thanks Gary, you too.

  5. We have Target in Oz, Jo, and they're quite good stores. I'd be sorry to see them close. It seems every CEO gets an obscene handout when their position ceases to be. And their huge yearly salary may well be affecting the bottom line of some of these companies.
    The soup looks delicious! :-)

    1. That's interesting Denise. It sure hasn't worked in Canada. It is obscene isn't it?

      I thought so. I love coconut shrimp to start with.