Thursday, September 28, 2017

Travel League, Movie, Canadian Thanksgiving,

Today is the first of our Travel League bowling meets. Lunch at the Red Lobster and then bowling at our home bowling alley. We have decided only to participate on the months when the bowling is in a local alley. Victoria or our usual alley, Towne. We are not going to the out of town ones at all.

Finally I got Guardians of the Galaxy 2 from the library. Not Matt's cuppa tea so I will probably watch it on my laptop. For some reason when I play movies on our DVD player we have to turn up the sound drastically to be able to hear anything at all. I really am not sure why.

Wednesday afternoon I went to exercise class and didn't have a twitch in my rear end although in the morning it was pretty painful. We will see what happens. I said to our instructor I had a PITA and she said, oh no, your husband? It was quite funny at the time.

When we went shopping on Tuesday afternoon, they had a deal going on frozen turkeys. I suddenly realised why. Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 9. I had completely forgotten. I am not sure what I will do, probably  buy a turkey breast just for the two of us. I came across this side dish which is recommended for Thanksgiving.

Company Cabbage

This is especially pretty prepared with Savoy cabbage! Be sure not to overcook the greens so they
don’t turn mushy

2 tsp (10 mL) chicken bouillon
4 cups (1 L) coarsely shredded green or Savoy cabbage
½ cup (125 mL) shredded carrots
¼ cup (60 mL) chopped celery root or celery
¼ cup (60 mL) sliced green onions or chopped shallots
½ tsp (2 mL) dried dillweed (or 1 ½ tsp/7 mL fresh)
3 Tbs (45 mL) chopped pecans
1 Tbs (15 mL) melted butter
½ tsp (2 mL) prepared mustard
1/4 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper

1. In large saucepan, heat 1/2 cup/75 mL water over medium-high; add chicken bouillon, stirring until dissolved. Add cabbage, carrots, celery root, green onions and dillweed, stirring to combine. Cook, covered, for about 5 minutes, stirring slightly, until tender.

2. Stir together pecans, butter, mustard and pepper. Pour over cabbage mixture; tossing to combine.

Servings: 6

Source: Great Canadian Cookbook

Have a great day


  1. I'd comment about the twitch but that might sound inappropriate.
    You're going to dig Guardians Vol. 2!

    1. LOL Alex. Yes I did, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. I also bought a frozen turkey breast for 99 cents a pound. We are having it on the 8th when all of my son will be here. The 9th is Columbus Day here in the states. I wonder if they will protest him again in downtown Detroit.
    PITA = husband. Sounds about right.

    1. I haven't bought one yet. Will have to do so. I can guarantee mind will be a hell of a lot more than 99 cents a lb. Didn't know they protested Columbus, why?

    2. Columbus was an oppressor, a white supremacist, a slave trader too, or so the folks downtown were claiming. Thing is, if there were no explorers, many of us would not exist where we are.

    3. Oh, I didn't know Columbus was still out there doing that Denise!!!!! In those days they didn't know any better. All the colonists were doing the same.

  3. Chris Pratt is one of m favourite actors. I liked the first ten minutes of that movie the most.

    1. Never come across him before Pinky. Not until the first Guardians anyway. You mean where they were fighting a monster and Groot was dancing? I love the baby Groot.

  4. Hi Jo,

    I just heard you listening to Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Ah yes, soon be Canada Thanksgiving, eh :)


  5. I can understand about staying local.

    Did you get to see the movie yet and if so, what did you think? 

    Hahaha on the PITA and being the husband. 

    Love cabbage!

  6. Wow, look at all those spaces. I wrote my comment in the email and then copied to paste it here. Anyway, Happy Weekend!

  7. Sure are a lot of spaces Ivy. Happy Weekend to you too.