Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Music, Mandarin, Movie, TEACH, Birthday Card,

I have a big problem with earworms, i.e. getting tunes stuck in my head. I kept hearing 'What a Feeling' lately and I could not remember what the name of the film was. I Googled this morning and of course it was Flashdance. Then they just played 'Hungry Eyes' but I remembered that was Dirty Dancing. - or where I know it from anyway. Not long ago I had 'Close Every Door to Me' stuck in my head. That's from Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Today, Tuesday, we are going for my free birthday lunch at Mandarin. Just come back after stuffing myself. I forgot the Moon Cake (Moon Festival right now) but the entrance to the washrooms is right by the counter where the Moon cake is so whilst I was waiting for Matt, I helped myself to a couple of pieces. I would have kicked myself if I had forgotten and then realised when I got home.

Just watched To Sir With Love, one of my favourite movies with Sidney Poitier. I really enjoyed seeing it again.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, I go to the first course for caregivers at the Alzheimer Society. Will be interesting to see what its about. It is called TEACH.

This is one of the funniest birthday cards I have ever seen - from Ladydog. Hope you can read it OK.

This seems like a good recipe and I think, with adaptation, I can cook it in the Instant Pot.

Miracle Mango Salsa Chicken

A one-dish chicken and rice dish that's ready in a snap

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 16-oz jar mango salsa
1.5 cups water

1. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet and sear the chicken thighs until browned well, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken to a plate.

3. Add the rice, 1 1/2 cups water and 1 cup of the mango salsa. Stir and bring to a boil. Add the chicken back to the top of the rice, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the chicken and rice are cooked through, 17 to 20 minutes.

4. Serve up a pile of rice, topped with the chicken and garnished with additional mango salsa.


 Add everything to Instant Pot - cook for 5 minutes, plus 10 minute natural release.

Source: The Pioneer Woman

Have a great day


  1. I love the card.

    Hungry Eyes is my favorite song on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

    1. Great isn't it? I think it is mine too Diane.

  2. I hate it when my earworms are television jingles. I had the song from FDS feminine body spray stuck in my head for a year. FDS woman, so very confident!

    That is a great card and it's 100% truth. Add in the savings from car insurance and you're really raking in the savings.

    1. Luckily I don't know that one Liz.

      Never thought of the car insurance, but so true.

  3. Go enjoy your birthday meal!
    Pets really are so much easier and cheaper than kids.

  4. I love that card! Glad you enjoyed the Mandarin. That movie is excellent but poor Dydney can’t dance🕺. I had that horrible song l break-break, Break-Break your heart”....that’s all the idiot says.

    1. Thanks Birgit, it was good although I ate too much. Don't know that song and I am glad by the sound of it.