Thursday, May 31, 2018

Our Thursday,

Having taken the morning slowly, and at my own pace, we later got ready for bowling. One thing I did do, some business cards for our neighbour, I mentioned them the other day. Ended up she wanted something pretty simple.

Went bowling and Matt was being a whizz kid again. I didn't bowl badly but he beat me once more, not by a lot but... I also discovered we beat the other team we were playing against on Wednesday, so, having drawn the first game, we ended up with 6 points. Our team has shot back up to 4th place.

Then we went to the farm and got some asparagus, I only had half a dozen spears left, can't have that!! On the way home we noticed the sky was as black as pitch. We did have some rain overnight but not sure how much. Just got back and parked the car, underground, when the heavens opened and it poured for maybe 10 minutes or so then stopped and it all cleared up again!! Dunno how much good it will do the grass seed. Might have washed it all away of course. When I walked into the apartment (Matt parks the car to save me the walk) some of the lights were not working and the radio was dead when I tried to turn it on. Looked in the kitchen and realised the guy was here to replace the hood from over the stove. He had gone to his vehicle apparently and I frightened him to death when he found I was here. Seems so silly to me - the light switch knob wasn't working so I get a totally new hood. Talk about built in obsolescence. Now all we need is new kitchen flooring to cover the area where they fixed the threshold. Forgot to say, the workman got soaked when he went to his van.

After supper we ended up watching more As Time Goes By which meant time did go by and Matt actually stayed up past his bedtime and now it is past mine LOL. He kept saying we are adults we can go to bed when we like and yet he is the one who is always in bed by 10 if not earlier!

This is a recipe I haven't got round to trying - not sure why not. Simple enough after all.

Asparagus Wrapped in Puff Pastry

1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 package), thawed
1 lb asparagus spears

1. Preheat oven to 415 F.

2. Flour a flat work surface, and flour a rolling pin.

3. Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle about 30 cm x 20 cm.

4. With a sharp knife, cut puff pastry into ½ cm strips. There should be one for each stalk of asparagus.

5. Trim the woody ends of the asparagus (unless it's totally fresh of course)

6. Carefully wrap one puff pastry strip around the asparagus. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 20-30

Source: Kiku Corner

Have a great day



  1. That recipe sound delicious. Pity asparagus season is a way off here. I have to remember to cut mine back this weekend - and replant the section that did poorly last season.

    1. Well you will be enjoying it when ours has gone again Helen.

  2. I think I am on round three of watching As Time Goes By. I so enjoy Geoffrey Palmer, "Li".
    We got about ten minutes of rain here too on Wednesday night. About one minute of downpour yesterday. Everything is green.

    1. I think I originally watched it many more times than that Denise, when we lived in NC we watched it all the time. Yes, I like Geoffrey Palmer, but then I think the whole cast is excellent.

  3. I bet it was kind of funny when you gave him that scare though.

    1. Kind of Alex, he thought I had been in the apartment the whole time and he just hadn't seen me. I assured him I had just returned.

  4. Asparagus has just about gone by here. All that's left in the store are ones with really thick stalks. Glad Matt's having great bowling games!

    1. Well the season is still going JoJo so it should be available. Thick stalks are OK so long as you cook them long enough.

      He is, I'm not LOL

  5. Whew, I've been out of touch. I'm not an asparagus fan and am constantly amazed at how many different ways it can be prepared.

  6. Built in obsolescence is a disgrace. We are supposed to be recycling everything to save the planet... or so I thought. I'm like Matt. I'm usually sound asleep by ten too.