Too cold to go out so the fish pie will have to wait for a while, although I might make another kedgeree and get some more smoked haddock from the store. The temps haven't been this cold for a while, today it was -24°C with the wind chill. I remember that temperature from when we first came to Canada. Took the dog out for a walk and I ducked back into the car. Matt returned with frozen tears. The dog loved it mind you.
To say I am harrassed is to put it mildly. Sunday afternoon the TV decided to quit on us. I thought it was going to go any time but was hoping it would last a bit longer. I phoned Best Buy and got a good deal, we don't watch much TV anyway and it would be delivered for free. Once I had paid for it I discovered the delivery would be through Canada Post and it would probably arrive Tuesday. Great, except we won't be here Tuesday. Even if we were, the mailman doesn't bring parcels upstairs so we would have to find someone to help. However, we have lunch out and a medical appointment on Tuesday and I can't cancel the latter yet again. That means we have to go to the post office to collect the parcel, us? We are in our 80s and I don't think either of us could carry a TV. By the time I realised all this it was too late to cancel, I could just leave it at the Post Office and they will eventually return it to Best Buy who will eventually return my money, or, hopefully, I could get Community Support Services to pick it up for me. Will probably have to ask them to take away the old one for us too.
I have been toying with buying an Instapot. A friend swears by hers and I need a new Dutch Oven so an Instapot would do the job. Trouble is, having such a small kitchen, where am I going to put it? Apart from which, having to buy a TV maybe I will have to put it off.
I thought this looked good especially if you are serving lots of snacks.
Air Fryer Shrimp a la Bang Bang
"This is my take on a popular dish from a restaurant chain. My version is made in an air fryer instead
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1 Tbs sriracha sauce
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 head loose leaf lettuce
2 green onions, chopped, or to taste (optional
1. Set an air fryer for 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Mix mayonnaise, chili sauce, and sriracha sauce in a bowl until smooth. Reserve some bang bang sauce in a separate bowl for dipping, if desired.
3. Place flour on a plate. Place panko on a separate plate.
4. Coat shrimp first with flour, followed by mayonnaise mixture, then panko. Place coated shrimp on a baking sheet.
5. Place shrimp in the air fryer basket without overcrowding.
6. Cook for 12 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
7. Serve in lettuce wraps garnished with green onions.
Author: Soup Loving Nicole
Source: All Recipes
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