Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Snow, Bowling, Errands, Gas, Palacsinta

Busy day, morning not too bad but had to have lunch fairly early to be sure to get "our" parking spot at the bowling alley. Still a lot of snow on the ground and nobody has cleaned the parking lots yet. Our front of building lot was still very snowy. In fact they had a big plow to do it  when we got home, we have a small plow in the garage, wonder why the super doesn't do it? Odd.

Anyway, off to the bowling alley. For the first game, both Matt and I bowled up a storm, I got 179 and Matt 173. Only trouble was we couldn't keep it up. Matt's next two games were lousy and mine were almost as bad. However, my average stayed the same, phew. However, I want it to go up again. It was announced that our Christmas lunch will be on the 23rd.

After bowling, went up to the little liquor store we like. I had ordered some booze and it was ready to be collected. Great, other store doesn't do that. I then dropped  my wallet out of which several cards fell on the floor a) embarrassing, b) damned annoying - so much for saving time by ordering. We then went on to the place which had repaired my gold chain. I was wearing my aquamarine which, when last appraised some 30 years ago, was valued at $2,000 USD. I asked them how much they would give me for it. After examination, they said $350. Bloody joking. In fact, they were valuing the gold and didn't give a damn about the store which is an unusually large aquamarine. I was mostly just interested, but .... trouble is I can't really leave it to kids in England, how would anyone get it there and I rarely if ever wear it.

From there the gas station, standing pumping gas I was flipping freezing to death. However, we have to go to the doctor's tomorrow in the next town and I had about a quarter tank. I planned to go on to Victoria St. Market to get some bananas (I eat one a day for cramps) but by then I had had it and only needed 2 bananas anyway and you know how much they cost  me at Victoria St. Market!!! One of our team is from Croatia and I was telling him what good fish they have there. I believe he and his partner went after bowling. Be interested to find out next week.

By the time I got home and sorted out, I was knackered. So had a drink and then got on with supper. Last of the sirloin steak. I could drink the sauce I made forever, it is so delicious.

So now I need a recipe. A man on another team is from Hungary and his wife is Canadian. They had brought something fora team member which they called Palacsinta. They uncovered the plate and showed me. I now realise that name actually covers Hungarian Pancakes and not necessarily the filling. However, for what it's worth, here is a recipe. You can fill them with all kinds of things such as cream cheese and sugar or the ideas from the recipe below. There seem to be lots of different recipes for these Palacsinta as well as multiple fillings. I  suggest you google for yourself if you are interested.

Hungarian Crêpes: Palacsinta

3 eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
pinch salt
1 cup carbonated water
Butter, for cooking pancakes

1. Mix eggs, flour, milk, sugar and salt to make a smooth pancake dough. Let the dough rest for 1 to 2 hours.

2. Stir in the carbonated water at the last moment, just before cooking the pancakes.

3. Heat an 8-inch frying pan. When the pan is hot, add 1/4 teaspoon of the butter. Let butter melt and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan.

4. Pour a ladle of the batter into the pan and gently tip and twist the pan so that the batter covers the entire bottom of the pan. When the top of the batter bubbles, turn the pancake over and cook for 4 or 5 seconds longer. Remove the pancake. Continue until the batter is all cooked; add butter before cooking each pancake.

5. Serve by spreading raspberry jam, cocoa mix, or your favorite filling and roll up the pancake, serve with fresh berries.

Yield: 12 to 14 servings

 Source: Food Network

Author Notes
These pancakes can be served hot or cold.

Have a great day


  1. It is years since I have made pancakes (of any nationality). Thanks for the reminder.

    1. I love pancakes Sue. But haven't made them in a while. I will look up a recipe I have, which I enjoy, and post it.

  2. You run more errands in a day than I do all week.
    That's the bad thing about jewelry - no matter what you paid for it or what it's worth, no one will give you much for it.

    1. Wears me out I must say Alex.

      Yes, I know, but didn't realise they didn't even have any interest in the stone and it is an exceptional aquamarine. Quite large, but all they were offering me for was the gold.

  3. I think I am going to make nalesniki, Polish crepes, for Christmas. So, bananas are about .19 a pound here. How much are they in Canada?

    Luckily, we have not seen any more snow since we got dumped on three weeks ago.

    1. I haven't made crepes for a while. Are Polish crepes any different Denise?

      It is quite white in the park at the moment.

    2. No, Polish crepes just have a different name. So, how much are bananas?

  4. Keep the chain for the kids. I bet these days there are secure ways of shipping something small and delicate like that. It'll be priceless as a family heirloom:)

    Good luck with the snow... I can't even imagine dealing with that white stuff... It's ok looking at it up in the mountains where it better well stay!!

    PS: Knock yerself out with the picture. I "stole" it from WhatsApp!

    1. I suppose there are Mark, not looked into it.

      It's OK, the snow is cleared from the roads pretty quickly and it looks nice in the park outside our window. Go climb a mountain Mark.

      OK thanks.

  5. I might make those for dinner tonight. It's cold and I'm feeling like a sweet over a savory dinner.

    When my mom moved to Alaska, I told her to be sure she left or sent us all the heirlooms that might be overlooked and tossed into a Goodwill heap. You could mail it over. If not, try auctioning it on eBay. Jewlelers will only give you the value of the gold, whereas a jelwelry collector will care about the set, etc. Just be sure to set a minimum bid so that you're not giving it away at anything less than it's value is to you.

    1. I might too Liz. I love crepes.

      Good advice, thanks.

  6. I was just looking at a set of aquamarine earrings for my daughter for Christmas. The stones were very small but beautiful. I didn't get them as I didn't think she would like the setting.
    I made four stops on errands today with my granddaughter. We were both ready for a nap.