Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TV, Appointments, Bowling Alley,

Well, it arrived, fairly early too. It was also light enough for us to handle. Had to put the feet on it and then couldn't find where the power plugged in. Talk about hidden, when I finally was  told where it was I couldn't believe they would hide it so much. We didn't get a booklet with it so I guess you are supposed to know what goes where. There are pictures on the box but I didn't find them helpful. I have arranged for Rogers, our provider, to come in and set it all up on Thursday afternoon. More money. Lucky the TV was so cheap. What a difference though to the old TVs. I have wanted one of these for a long time. Our picture got cut off at the edges on the old one. OK it's only 32" but that is plenty big enough for us. I notice it has a USB port on it amongst other things, I have no idea what that's for. Attaching a computer or something.

I could have gone for my cannabis appointment after all, but have now arranged to go on Thursday morning. It's only to renew my prescription. Then later in the afternoon the ISP are coming to set up for us. After lunch at the Mandarin on Wednesday, have to pick up groceries and go to the liquor store. I am a tad scared because it is so cold, not good for people who have had heart attacks I read. OK we won't be outside long, but..... I was reading this article and it is worth having a look if you are going to get really low temps in your area tomorrow. Bit fed up with having to keep changing appointments but hopefully this will be it for now.

Planning to go to the bowling alley on Monday to say hi. That will be Matt's actual birthday as well. Will be nice to see everyone. Not sure if we will bowl or not. Ve shall see.

I saved this recipe the other day as I have a small roast of beef tenderloin left from my purchase with my friend a few weeks ago. Mind you it's only a small roast, as I said, so it won't take long to cook. I am also planning to make Kedgeree again on Friday, we enjoyed it so much.

Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Our highly caffeinated Chef Lisa always has a cup of Joe at her side, so it should come as no surprise that she’s taken her favorite grinds and brought them to this most special cut of beef, the tenderloin.
This Coffee-Crusted Tenderloin is a pull-out-all-the-stops star, a juicy, super-flavorful and tender (hence the name, tender-loin) main course guaranteed to have everyone buzzing with praise.

Coffee Rub
2 Tbs medium grind coffee
3 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
3 lb beef tenderloin, center cut

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine coffee, brown sugar, rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Pat evenly over the beef and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until desired doneness. For medium rare, you want to reach an internal temperature of 135-140ºF. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Servings: 8

Source: Zoomer Magazine
Have a great day


  1. With the USB port, you can get a firestick from Amazon. You can use it for paid subscriptions (like Hulu, Prime, or Netflix). But if you don't have those, there are free apps too. I'm watching a documentary on Jane Grey on IMDB tv, which is free.

    It's bitter cold here. I hear they've canceled school already-- though I don't know for certain since I don't have kids enrolled anymore.

    1. Can I Liz? I must investigate that. Not that we watch TV a lot but....

      It feels like -30C or -22F here at the moment and we have to go out.....

  2. You definitely needed an upgrade! You'll be able to do so much more with that new television.

  3. Hi Jo - well glad it's arrived safely ... and once it's sorted it will make such a difference - I'll be interested to read what you can do with the USB port ... Glad you're thinking of going bowling again: hope the terrible weather holds off - mind you it sounds like it might be short-lived. Cheers Hilary

    1. The terrible weather is with us at the moment Hilary. It is icy cold outside with the wind chill being -31°C. Went to do the shopping and coming out of the liquor store the wind really gusted and I had big problems getting Matt warm again. He was seriously chilled. Never known it so cold. Will let you all know about the TV and its several USB ports.

  4. You can also hook your computer up to it and view photos or movies. We use ours for Netflix! Hope Matt had a great birthday, and that lunch goes well. We're staying home as OSU canceled all classes today. That gives my hubby more study time, and some time to play as well! Stay warm and enjoy the new TV!

    1. Not my desktop Lisa, and my laptop isn't working too well, its old. I think they have cancelled classes here, never known it so cold.