Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Water Shutoff, Pickles, Anniversary, Bowling,

Matt is due for a severe thumping, having got up at the crack of dawn (well it seemed like it) and showered well before the water was supposed to be shut off, we eventually left to go bowling and I saw the notice that he had read two or three days ago - it said 12 - 4 pm. Grrrrr. We were both hanging around Monday morning with nothing much to do waiting to go bowling. I did pickle some cucumber slices but that didn't take too long.

The pickles I have been making lately involve reheating the pickling fluid and adding fresh spices to the jar then whatever I want to pickle is stuffed in as full as I can get. Boiling juice is poured over, lid is put on tight and when cool put in fridge. This stuff would not last like pickles done in a hot water bath, but they suit me down to the ground and I am the only one who eats them.

I had almost forgotten that today, Sept. 25th, is our wedding anniversary - 46 years - unbelievable really. So I booked a table at the Red Lobster again, guess what, they sent free dessert coupons because it was our anniversary. We'll be there for lunch again on Thursday with the travel league crowd.

There were only 3 of us on our team today so it went a bit quicker than usual which is not good for me. I ended up bowling the first game, terrible, sitting out and using a bowl ahead for my second game and then bowling fairly well for my third game. Don't know if we won any points at all as we left before the other team had finished.

Having posted a fairly complicated recipe for French (Canadian) Onion Soup yesterday, here is a much simpler recipe which I got from my mother many years ago.

French Onion Soup


1 tbs butter                                                                      1 2 lbs onions, chopped
1 sm tsp curry powder                                                     2 pints chicken stock (5 cups)
1 tbs Marmite (or beef extract which can be                  Salt and pepper to taste
found in the US)                                                              Croutons
Cheddar cheese


Melt the butter and soften the onions in it, adding the curry powder. Add the chicken stock, marmite and seasonings. Simmer 20 mins. To serve, sprinkle croutons over soup in bowls and grate cheese over the top. You can pop the bowls under the broiler to brown the cheese if you wish.


Have a great day

17 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! Hopefully Matt didn't forget as well.

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    1. Thanks Alex, he didn't really get a chance to once I remembered LOL.

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  2. Happy Anniversary to you both ... congratulations - cheers Hilary

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  3. In Chad and my wedding picture, I'm looking at him and he's looking at the camera. Seems Matt and I both married hams. LOL

    Happy anniversary!

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    1. Being rude to Grandma Dragon eh Liz? LOL.

      Thanks.

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  4. Happy Anniversary Jo and Matt - I hope you didn't thump him too hard lol

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  5. The thought of you thumping Matt makes me giggle. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary. 46 years is monumental!

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    1. Well, he deserved it for making me get up so early Pinky. Yes, pretty good day thanks. Happy Birthday to you.

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  6. Happy Anniversary you guys! Glad you were able to have another tasty meal to celebrate!

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  7. Happy Anniversary!! I could sing the song from The Flintstones but my voice would be insulting:) You both look happy and you must have had a nice time thinking back to those days. Sorry about the bowling but glad you get a free dessert!

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    1. Thanks Birgit. A long time ago now. Managed to get 2 free desserts.

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