Well this balcony stuff is going to take a while. They were supposed to be actually starting on them today, Tuesday, instead of setting up but they have been here for a couple of hours and it seems to me they are still setting up. Does that mean I can open the windows? No. They finally started dismantling balcony walls at 10 and by the end of the day they had done 2 1/2 walls!!! Bearing in mind that there are apartments in each 'column' I leave it to you to figure out how long it's going to take just to get rid of all the balcony walls. I have definitely decided it's because of the dust that we have been told not to open windows - there were clouds of it and the workmen had masks on as well as ear protectors. Not surprising. The noise was horrific. Guess where we went this afternoon? Yup, bowling. Trouble is we can't really afford to do a lot of extra bowling. I guess we m
ay have to find something else to do or somewhere else to go.
I have ordered a couple of meals from Chef's Plate to be delivered the first week of June. It is basically the same as Blue Apron which was highly recommended to me by Denise of My Life in Retirement.. I thought Blue Apron was here in Canada too but it seems not to be. I have selected the two meals a week option and have chosen Espresso Rubbed Steak and Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice.
The idea is they send you all the ingredients in a refrigerated box and you have to assemble and cook everything. The first trial is 50% off. However, normally it will cost a bit over $50 a week. I am not quire sure if that is something we can afford on top of our regular groceries.
Asparagus and Cheese Omelette Wrap
1 tsp chipotle purée (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs chopped fresh chives or green onions
1/2 cup grated smoked cheddar or smoked mozzarella
3 spears asparagus, trimmed, cooked and diced
1 10 inch whole wheat flour tortilla
1. Beat eggs lightly with water, salt and chipotles.
2. Heat oil in a 10 inch nonstick skillet and add eggs. When eggs start to set, swish them around so that the unset top rotates to the bottom. Sprinkle with chives, cheese and asparagus. Cook a minute longer, just until cheese starts to melt.
3. Meanwhile, warm and soften torilla in a skillet (about 1 minute) or microwave about 10 seconds, or wrap in foil and heat in a 300°F oven for 10 minutes. Slide the omelette onto the tortilla and roll up. Cut in half on the diagonal for a sandwich or in slices for appetizers.
These are great for a breakfast or brunch sandwich. You can make them ahead and wrap in foil and reheat in the oven, or you can slice them for little appetizers and serve hot or cold. Asparagus is a good low calorie source of folate and vitamin C; six spears contain 100 migrograms of folate, 25% of your recommended dietary allowance, as well as 20 milligrams of vitamin C - all for only 25 calories. Asparagus also contains fibre, important antioxidants and is a useful source of B6 and potassium
Have a great day