Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Super, Bowling Banquet.

Well we have a new superintendent and wife. How long t hey will last, none of us can guess. From all we hear, the realtor doesn't pay the supers enough which is partly why they quit. This is a 9 floor building with a lot of apartments. That makes it a lot of work to keep clean without anything else going wrong.

Went to the bowling banquet. Done By Dawn did an excellent job as usual - she does a super beef dish and this year we had roast chicken. She also makes a great salad with Brussels sprouts and cranberries in it, amongst \other things. I went back for seconds of that. Also had blueberry pie which she makes with a cream cheese base and a shortbread crust. Deeeelicious. We "won" $5 each for our bowling last year before I ended up in hospital. Better than nothing. We then bowled a couple of games and Matt actually bowled this time. He was chuffed because he beat me. I certainly wasn't bowling very well. I really don't know if we should join the summer league or not. Matt won't get his rear end in gear and move down to the bowling area until the previous bowler has sat down, this takes a long time, at his speed, and therefore makes the whole team late. He doesn't see it. But I know people we are bowling with aren't too happy about being delayed so long. If I can't get him to move himself, we can't join teams. Just the pair of us, it doesn't matter of course.

Picked up our groceries on the way home and got a free Cinco de Mayo gift with a can of Rotel tomatoes which included all kinds of other veg (mild unfortunately) and a packet of flavourings to be mixed with avocado to make guacamole. All for eating with Nachos. Guess what, we don't eat nachos at home but there were some recipes and I have some ideas what to do with the goodies.

Matt has an ultra sound Tuesday and he has to drink a pint of water half an hour before his appointment. Lucky he likes water. I always flavour mine with Crystal Light these days. Then we are having dinner at the Red Lobster with a friend. Have a driver taking us for the ultrasound so it will be a kind of dash to get the car and get to the restaurant.

I might even have some asparagus tomorrow.

Spring Pizza

Asparagus, chives and Fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with
vinaigrette and pecans.

3 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
½ cup snipped fresh chives (from 1 bunch), divided
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 lb whole-wheat pizza dough
1 cup shredded fontina or mozzarella cheese

1. Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone or large pizza pan on the rack and preheat oven to 450°F for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl; set aside. Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long; slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ cup chives, salt and pepper. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 14-inch circle. Carefully remove the pizza stone or pan from the oven and set on a heatproof surface, such as your stovetop. Place the dough on the stone or pan and brush with the reserved garlic-oil mixture. Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. Top with cheese and the remaining chives. Carefully return the stone or pan to the oven and bake the pizza on the lower rack until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Servings: 5

Source: EatingWell

Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - hope all goes well and it's not too much of a rush - you'll enjoy the Red Lobster though ... and then asparagus - it's here and I've enjoyed some. I hope you can join the summer league and perhaps get some help with encouraging Matt to 'move along' ... ie asking another team member to encourage him ... take care - cheers Hilary

    1. I will, you're right Hilary. Nice not to have to cook. You are right about getting others to "encourage" Matt. Good idea. He won't be on the same team as me either.

  2. Sorry Matt might not move fast enough for a league. As Hilary said, get the others to prod him along. He might not listen to you, but maybe coming from others he will.

    1. Hopefully that will work Alex. You're right, he doesn't listen to me.

  3. I hope Matt can still come with you bowling. If he can’t, does that mean you won’t be able to attend? I hope you can go regardless. Often outside people can motivate the loved one better for some reason.

    1. So do I Birgit, but he is having trouble with his knee. Got an Xray and ultrasound coming up tomorrow to see what's wrong. I hope I can go regardless too. I agree outside people can definitely achieve what I can't.

  4. Hope the ultrasound isn't for anything serious... And, good luck with getting Matt to move! I hope he will, so you can play with your team.

    1. Kidney/bladder stuff Lisa. I hope so too. Will see what can be achieved.

  5. Maybe a friend on the league, especially another man, may get him to move a bit faster. He won’t listen to you at all esp3cially since you car for him and are with him all the time.