Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cassa Fire, The White Stuff,

 Wonderful news today, The Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavenaugh's book, Cassa Fire has been translated into Turkish.

The Title translates to Shotgun Fire. Maybe Yildiz is their name for Cassa while Atesi seems to mean fire.

A real winter's day today (Tuesday) - it snowed for hours. Around 2 ish we ventured out to go to the store and grocery shop. Didn't go to the Mandarin as our friend didn't want to drive in the snow. We parked in the underground garage to get groceries and when we left were bombarded by noisy rain. Think it was on the point of becoming freezing rain - I'd rather have snow than that. Very dangerous driving. I learned something from a fellow bowler which I had never heard before. When we have snow days here and the kids don't come in to school, teachers are expected to turn up to the nearest school to where they live. It doesn't have to be their school. No show no pay I guess. Seems a tad odd to me, what on earth would they do all day?

Think today I will stay in and do a bit of cooking. Nothing to elaborate but... Not much reason to go out.

This looks pretty easy to do and it only has five ingredients. And, as it is Weight Watchers, it is obviously pretty healthy.

Weight Watcher's Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole

A recipe from the Weight Watchers 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook. Very easy to make, large
portions and only 6 points per serving

1 lb ground round
1 (15 ounce) canchunky Italian-style tomatoes
cooking spray (Pam)
1 (10 ounce) canrefrigerated pizza dough
6 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Cook meat in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring until it crumbles. Drain, if necessary, and return to skillet. Add tomatoes, and cook until heated through.

3. While meat cooks, coat a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough, and press into bottom and halfway up sides of the baking dish. Top the pizza crust with meat mixture.

4. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 12 minutes. Top with cheese, and bake 5 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese melts. Cool 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings. Each serving is 6 Weight Watcher's points.

5. Serve with a salad mixed field greens and a fat-free or low-fat vinaigrette.

Servings: 6

Have a great day


  1. Jo, It's pretty exciting to see Alex's book in Turkish! I agree that the school rule doesn't make a lot of sense. This recipe looks delicious! I interviewed a couple who swear by Weight Watchers and together they lost 230 pounds! Have a happy & healthy New Year!


    1. Isn't it Julie? But what an odd language, I would have expected a European one first. I agree with the couple, I think Weight Watchers is the best. I lost a lot of weight with them many years ago, but then found them a bit pricey.

  2. Thanks for featuring my book, Jo! You're first to spread the word.

  3. They just have to show up at some school? If it's not their own, what do they do all day?

    We just got word of CassaFire's availability in Turkey yesterday, so thank you for spreading the word.

    1. Peculiar isn't it Diane? I have no idea what they do. Guess I should have asked my friend.

      I still think Turkish is an odd language. I would have expected a European language.

  4. Teachers always have work to do, Jo, and you don't need to be at the school where you work. Most days you have work you have taken home with you to mark or lessons to prepare and it is a rare day that you don't have at least 2-3 hours work to do at home. These days with internet access it doesn't matter where you are to do all the other work that teachers have to fit in around actual teaching. A day without pupils would give a teacher a chance to catch up on all that work uninterrupted.

    1. Thanks for the explanation Helen. I didn't think of all that. Makes sense now.

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    1. Actually if you read what Helen said above, it isn't so dumb Ivy.