Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rides, Instant Pot,

Today was a shopping day so I went down to the lobby to wait for my driver. Eventually I phoned and said where was he and they informed me he was coming at a later time. About 10 minutes or so. Not much but I had got down there early. Had I known there were things I could have done at home before I came down stairs.  I wish they'd let me know. Just got a call about another ride and mentioned just that. I don't mind if they change the time, but I do hate waiting and not knowing if and when someone is coming. I am now booked to go to Costco on Thursday. I need lamb!!

Actually, I watched a Six Sisters Stuff video today with 4 "dump and go" recipes for the Instant Pot. I tried a chicken on tonight which we both enjoyed (cooked some rice in the pot first). There is another recipe made with frozen meatballs from Costco so I might have a look at those when I go.

This is another of my all time asparagus favourites. For the non Canadians, Food and Drink is the free magazine put out by the LCBO (Liquor Board) three or four times a year which always has great recipes in it, some of which are doable for me. Don't tell anyone, but I have never been that keen on Basil Pesto, but this I enjoy.

Asparagus Pesto Toasts

1 lb trimmed green asparagus
1 cup toasted walnut halves (I used pecans)
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Freshly ground pepper

1. Cook asparagus until just tender. Refresh in cold water, then drain and dry well. Place asparagus, walnuts, garlic and salt in food  processor. Process until blended.

2. With motor running, gradually add olive oil, then add cheese and pepper. Blend together and check seasoning. Place in covered bowl.

3. It shows the recipe served on crunchy toasted French or Italian bread with a curl or two of parmesan on top and some asparagus at the side.

4. We freeze this in ice cube trays, then wrap the cubes in pairs (separated by Saran, and put in a bag in the freezer until we need them.

Source: Food & Drink

Have a great day


  1. They should inform you if they will be late but who knows how many people they have who use their service. I'm glad you like that asparagus recipe (Yuck for me...hahahaaa)

    1. LOL Birgit, ladydog is another hater of my favourite food.