Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Books, Bowling, Shopping,

I am tired tonight, all my own fault or maybe the fault of Susan Gourley Kelley or Susan Kelley which is the name she is using for the books I have been reading. I find I have trouble putting them down. Luckily I mostly don't have to get up early in the mornings. She has written a lot of Fantasy Romance books which have a lot of punch to them and I am thoroughly enjoying them.

Went bowling this afternoon and bowled on a team who's members were still away. Matt has just about given up I think. Pity, he needs the exercise. I will be part of a team eventually,  but they too are away until the end of this month and so I am just floating around LOL. I bowled really badly, for  me, for the first two games and then had a good last game. That little animation just about fits, only I wasn't picking up the head pin when I was bowling.

We  ran out of bananas over the weekend so went to Victoria St. Market, bought a box of coleslaw as well but that is the first time I've been there and spent so little. Guess I can do it. I used a spicy dressing for the slaw, haven't used it in a long time and had forgotten how good it is. We were finishing off the sirloin steak from Saturday.

I need to go to Costco but unfortunately haven't enough cash in the bank and can't use my credit card there. I do wish they would allow Visa. They do take Master Card but I don't have that and have no wish to possess a second credit card. I think that would  be asking for trouble.

Just realised our Foot Nurse comes at 10 a.m. so guess I should go to bed instead of reading. Won't do  me any harm, that is a dead cert.

This is the dressing I used for the coleslaw. Use your own recipe for the slaw part.

Coleslaw in Triple-hot Dressing

The dressing
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
2 tsp creamed horseradish
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
5 Tbs olive oil
salt and ground black pepper

1. Mix the mustard, horseradish and Tabasco sauce, then gradually stir in the vinegar with a fork and finally beat in the oil and seasoning. Toss the salad in the dressing and leave to stand, if possible, for at least 1 hour, turning it once or twice.

2. Immediately  before serving, season the salad if necessary, toss again and sprinkle with dill and cayenne.

I sometimes make my own coleslaw, but frequently, for a quick vegetable, I buy a pack of prepared cabbage.

Source: The Ultimate Hot and Spicy Cookbook

Author Notes: The triple hotness in this coleslaw is supplied by mustard, horseradish and Tabasco.

Have a great day


  1. A spicy coleslaw. I'm intrigued. I'll have to try that.

    Glad to hear you can float around and play on other teams. Hopefully Matt will want to get back into it once he misses it.

    I'll have to check out Susan's books. I love romance, I suppose some fantasy is just a bonus.

    1. Yes, it is good Liz.

      Dunno about floating anywhere, but yes, although I will have a team at the end of the month.

      Start with the Marine's Queen. There's 3 in that series.

  2. Costco in the USA uses Visa. My son works for Visa and I'll have to ask him about Canada. (though he is in the IT area and has nothing to do with whatever controls who has the contract.)
    For years I only ever had traditional coleslaw. Then Blue Apron had some recipes using cabbage and Thai chili sauce. Yum. I'll have to try your version.

    1. Yes, it's odd Denise, but if I order online they will accept Visa. Unfortunately I can't buy meat online.

      I like the idea of Thai chili sauce.

  3. Sorry Matt doesn't want to bowl anymore.
    Susan will be happy to hear you can't put down her books.

    1. Yes, it's a pity it would do him good Alex.

      She is, I am in touch with her and complain bitterly about my lack of sleep. One time she said I was making her day, making her week I replied at this rate I am making your fortune LOL.

  4. Unfortunately, Matt says he doesn’t want to bowl because he is forgetting how to bowl...such is the nature of the disease. I am sorry you don’t have tha with him any more now but maybe, you can bring him along to get him out of the house. Enjoying reading because it takes you away from reality.

    1. No, I don't think it is quite that yet Birgit, he has this inflammation in his thigh which makes him not want to walk when walking is the best thing for him. You are so right about reading.