Thursday, November 21, 2019

Off Colour, Birthday Lunch, Family Tree, Supper,

Sorry no blog yesterday, was a tad under the weather and didn't feel like it. Not too much better this morning, my IBS playing me up I guess. As I said to my cleaner today, I now know what a pain in the ass is really like. I had to go to the grocery store in the middle of it all this morning. However, things were improved somewhat by then. The cleaner came and took the groceries upstairs for me. She is very good. At least the water wasn't turned off this morning leaving us with wet sheets. I used to have lots of sheets but they gradually wore out in one way or another and I have never bothered to buy more. When we had the Mobile Home in NC (before we moved down there) we had sheets there as well as in Canada. Amazing how we go through so many. Hadn't thought about that before.

I didn't make it to exercise class today either, not up to it. Won't get to go Friday either. Taking ladydog out for lunch as it's her 70th birthday on Saturday. A milestone. At this rate she might catch up with me! We are going to Mandarin where we haven't been for some weeks. Not since our other friends had their accident.

By the way, I received my family tree. It came in a long tube and I had no idea what it was. It is a large roll of paper. One thing I discovered was why my father was named Geoffrey Frederick Charles, he had an ancestor who's name was Frederick Charles. I need to study it a bit more. I always believed we had Danish ancestry. Nothing to tell us  that on this tree. I also believed one of my ancestors wed a Jewish woman from Portugal. These may only be stories of course, but our family name - Duttson - could well have been Duttsen. Wish I were famous I could go on "Find Your Roots" and they could do research for us.

Been having lousy dull weather the last couple of days, however this afternoon the sun is popping in and out. So much better. I am busy cleaning the coffee pot and then I am going to have a nap.

We had samosas for supper - no not home made, but they are delicious and so easy to cook in the air fryer. For a dipping sauce I decided to use the Gochujang. Worked very well. I also  made a Triple Spiced Cole Slaw. Not a pasta in sight. Have you noticed just how many recipes there are using one form of pasta or another. Not helpful if one doesn't want to gain weight. Especially in my case, I always enjoy pasta. I must have Italian blood in me or something.

This can obviously be served with pasta or rice, but I think I would just do vegetables. I don't use my air fryer nearly enough, especially since I got the Instant Pot.

Brazilian Chicken

Impress your friends and family with this delicious Brazilian Chicken recipe! Only you will know
how easy this air fryer chicken dish is!

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbs oil
1.5 lbs chicken drumsticks

1. In a clean coffee grinder, blend together the cumin, oregano, parsley, turmeric, kosher salt, coriander seeds, peppercorns and cayenne pepper.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the ground spices with the lemon juice and oil. Add the chicken drumsticks and turn them, coating well with the marinade. Allow the chicken o marinade for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

3. When you are ready to cook, place the chicken legs into the air fryer basket, skin side up.

4. Set your air fryer to 390°F for 20-25 minutes for meaty chicken legs. Halfway through, flip the chicken legs over.

5. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove and serve with plenty of napkins.

Servings: 4

Source: TwoSleevers

Have a great day


  1. Maybe you can find more on although I'm sure it costs.

    1. I'm sure it does Alex. I don't think I have the determination I'm afraid.

  2. I hope you feel better. I have IBS too. I cal it my angry bowel. I thought this morning was going to be a problem, but fruit for breakfast seemed to settle things down.

    I must be Italian/Irish?Asian because a meal doesn't feel like a meal unless there is pasta, potato, or rice.

    I'm going to try the chicken recipe with some chicken breast. Only I don't think I have tuneric...

    1. Amazing how many people seem to have IBS Liz. Didn't know fruit for breakfast settled things.

      LOL, you should get your DNA tested.

      No turmeric? Tut tut.

  3. I hope you get to feeling better soon, Jo!

  4. I hope you are feeling better with your IBS. I am glad you got your family tree and now you can investigate more. I too want to be on Finding Your Roots even if it is just to me Mr. Gates!

    1. Thanks, yes. I am too lazy to investigate my ancestry myself Birgit, apart from the fact that most of the info would be in the UK. Me, I just want them to put their amazing resources to work for me.

  5. I love Pasta also. I could eat it for every meal, but I don't. Since the kids have left home, I almost never make it.