Monday, May 20, 2019

Fireworks, Victoria Day, Anaesthetist, Shopping Help,

Saturday, I heard a loud bang and wondered what the hell it was, later I heard another and thought it was a shot. thought about calling the cops. Later, I realised, it is a holiday weekend, Victoria Day. Fireworks!!! As I write this at 10:30 on Saturday night, they have been banging away for ages and that is the private ones, not the organised displays. Sunday it is raining now although it has been dull but warm all day. So much for firework displays if there are any tonight. I thought people would get a grin out of my Sparkling Wine picture on Sunday indicating all was well and I would be drinking fizz as usual. Not sure people "got it". Monday is actually Victoria Day.

Tuesday I have to phone the anaesthetist about Matt's upcoming hospital visit. Need to schedule a
visit with him/her. Then I have to book rides for both days plus I have a ride booked at 11:45 to get my groceries. First time I have been able to get grocery assistance. It's getting it upstairs which is the problem. Yes, we have a small shopping trolley, but that full and handling a cane as well is hard on my legs in particular. Ours, which we have had around 18 years, only has two wheels. I just saw the price they are today, this one is $76. That is horrendous. I was thinking about getting a new one. Just changed my mind.

Just came across this - forgotten I had it. Never tried Knorr packet sauces, but anything else of theirs is good so I should get some. Hopefully one can split the packet up or freeze the rest.

Roasted Salmon and Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

4 Tbs (60 mL) oil, divided
8 salmon fillets (about
2 lbs/ 1 kg)
2 lbs (1 kg) asparagus, trimmed
1 package Knorr® Hollandaise Classic Sauce Mix

1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets each with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil.

2. Arrange salmon on 1 prepared pan and asparagus on the other. Drizzle asparagus with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil and toss to coat; brush salmon with remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil and season, if desired, with salt and black pepper.

3. Roast 12 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork and asparagus are crisp-tender.

4. Meanwhile, prepare Knorr® Hollandaise Classic Sauce Mix according to package directions.

5. To serve, arrange asparagus on platter; top with salmon and drizzle with sauce.

Servings: 8

TIP: For a zesty twist to your Hollandaise Sauce, stir in 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) Dijon or whole grain mustard.

TIP: The salmon and asparagus are also delicious grilled instead of roasted

Source: Knorr

Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - glad all's well and now good luck with the next visits. I haven't tried the Knorr sauces ... but it looks good ... salmon is such a delicious meal ... as too asparagus - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary. No, I haven't, not sure why. My next adventure. You are right about salmon and asparagus.

  2. That's a lot of money for a little basket with four wheels.

    1. Isn't it Alex? No idea what we paid for our original one, but it sure wasn't that much. I can't believe they want so much money.

  3. Can’t you find a place that brings your groceries right to your door or is it too expensive? I hope you can find a way and my mom had a basket like this and it was tough for her with her cane as well.

    1. Nope not come across such a place Birgit. This is Community Support Connections and they don't change very much at all. Yes, these baskets are difficult when you have a cane.