Friday, July 19, 2019

Silver, Laptop, TV, Lion King,

These are a couple of pictures of ladydog's hard work (and mine) today.

As she said, it looks so pretty once it has been done. One thing, the cleaner I use is long lasting, well it's called Long Term and it really does last a lot longer than other silver cleaners. Of course we had to wash all the glasses (well she washed, I dried). Big job but now it's done for a while. What I could do with is a few Brownies living in the house and taking care of everything for me. Not being able to do that, I was so very grateful to ladydog.

I finally managed to get  hold of someone at my provider to sort out my internet problems. Finally had time too of course. So, not only can I now receive emails on my email programme on my desktop, but I can also do so on my laptop. I do need to get a couple more programmes on it for if and when my desktop decides to play up. It is an old machine after all although it has done me well all the time I have had it.

Watched Vera tonight, English cop programme, I really enjoy that programme although the accents are from the north of England and a tad difficult not having lived in the UK for a while. However, Vera herself, played by Brenda Blethyn, is very easy to understand. I gather she is a top actress in the UK these days. She certainly does an excellent job in this series.  I wish I had discovered it earlier as I gather it has been running some years.

Talking of theatre, I would really love to see this new version of The Lion King (even if lion prides are really run by the lionesses). I saw a snippet of it on Good Morning America today, the segment with the Warthog, Meercat and lion cub singing Hakuna Matata. The Meercat hung on the Warthog's horn at one point, looked so realistic. I am not sure how it is done, I assume the same way they did Aslan the Lion in the Narnia series. But a whole film of animals, must have taken one  heck of a lot of work. Think I will be in line for a DVD.

I love cooking salmon in foil packets, so easy and great for clean up.

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Salmon in Foil

We're willing to bet that this easy grilled salmon in foil recipe will become a regular in your weeknight dinner rotation. Cooking fish in foil keeps it super-moist, plus you don't have to worry about the fish sticking to the grill. Butter, lemon pepper and fresh parsley perk up the flavors for this
versatile main course. Cook some vegetables, such as asparagus, zucchini and corn, alongside the fish packets for a healthy dinner that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

4 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
2 Tbs unsalted butter
1 tsp lemon pepper
½ tsp salt
8 thin slices lemon (from 1 lemon)
4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley

Preheat grill to medium-high (400-450°F). Place 4 (12-inch) foil squares in a single layer on a work surface; coat with cooking spray. Place 1 salmon fillet, skin-side down, in the center of each. Top each fillet with 1½ teaspoons butter, ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 lemon slices and 1 parsley sprig. Crimp the sides of each foil packet together to tightly seal. Place the packets on the grill; cover and grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes.

Author: Robby Melvin

Have a great day


  1. You guys made it all nice and shiny! I'm so glad you have help.

    I prefer to cook fish on the grill, but never knew how long to cook it for. I always overcook it and it's not overly tasty.

    1. We did Liz, just wish it would last forever.

      Fish doesn't need a lot of cooking Liz. Try doing it in foil, keeps it nice and moist.

  2. Hi Jo - it does all look very glitsy and delightfully clean. Good for lady dog helping you. Vera is fun isn't it ... an easy programme, but nice you've a 'stash' of programmes to fall back on. Love salmon that way - take care - cheers Hilary

    1. Doesn't it Hilary, ladydog worked her butt off. Yes, Vera is fun. She is so very good.

  3. I watched Fantastic Beasts with Eddie Redmayne last week. Wish I had turned on the close-captioning cause I missed half of what he said. My friend says she always has it on when she watches Masterpiece Theatre. When I saw The Wind that Shakes the Barley, I thought they were speaking a foreign language until I turned on the close-captioning and realized they were actually speaking English.

    Silver and glasses look great. Now, I am thinking I should look for a laptop since my desktop is going on eleven years.

    1. Duuh, I never thought of that Denise. What an idiot. It is an excellent idea. I Know what you mean about foreign language - I tried the Bronte series when it started, couldn't understand a word and that was Yorkshire.

      That's basically why I bought a laptop. You should have done it during Amazon Prime, there were some good discounts.

  4. I want to see The Lion King because it looks gorgeous. However, I think we'll skip and not give Disney any money for recycling yet another movie.

    1. Never thought of it that way Diane, but I'm afraid Disney won't be crying to the bank for the lack of a couple of seats.

  5. That recipe looks so delicious! I copied it. We cook a lot with tin foil recipes during the summer. It is easy to put them on the grill and just have to maybe move them once while cooking rather than standing over the grill flipping burgers or chicken in the 115 degree weather.

    I did see some clips of the new Lion King. Its hard to imagine that the animated one is so "old." Saw it with my kids when they were 6 and 10 and now they are 30 and 34. Time flies.


    1. Yes, foil cooking is very easy Betty but have you considered getting an Instant Pot. I have one which was given to me in February and I don't think I have missed using it for more than one day. Marvellous cooking device and no external heat to worry about at all. Wish I had had one years ago. I can't praise it highly enough, and no, I am not paid for an endorsement LOL