Sunday, February 23, 2020

Weekend, Desserts, Sanditon, Coffee, Shopping,

Quiet weekend again, after a quiet week, bit much LOL. I guess I shouldn't complain when we have a busy week like the one coming up. Wednesday David Gasgcoigne - Travels with Birds - has a talk coming up which he has titled Sex and the Single Bird and I was hoping to attend but just can't manage it. No, I know it's not a real sex talk!! Great title though.

That reminds me,  title, turtle, I bought a couple of desserts from Victoria St. Market the other day. For Matt is was a German Apple Cake - for some reason I don't much like cooked apples - and for me a Turtle Cake. It was a chocolate form (not really a cupcake) filled with chocolate cream and topped with nuts. I was disappointed. I cooked flank steak in the Instant Pot for supper, one of my favourites. Instant Pot Marinated Steak.

Tonight is the final episode of Sanditon. Sadly. Which also reminds me, have any of you watched the modern Sherlock Holmes. I never much liked the original stories, but I have seen one, last week, and part of one this week and they are absolutely crazy. Not my cuppa tea at all. Pity because I like Benedict Cumberbatch. I liked him in The Immitation Game but I guess that was a slightly off the wall performance too.

Well, now I am somewhat irritated. I just watched the final episode of Sanditon and the man who finished the story did it the way he thinks it should go and not the way Jane Austen would have finished it with the result that the heroine goes home with a broken heart. What nonsense for a Jane Austen story. He thought he should modernise it and give it a different twist. Grrrr.

Then, just to add to my delights for the evening I realised the coffee pot had gone kaput which means I will have to buy a new one. I drink coffee all day so I will be very unhappy without a working pot.

We had a major crisis on Saturday, Matt ran out of tonic for his gin!! I miscalculated the bottles so Sunday having thought about where I could buy tonic, I decided to place a small order with our grocery store. I can do $30 worth minimum. In it I included the oh so necessary tonic. We went and picked it up on Sunday afternoon. Not my idea of spending my Sunday but still...

Never been much into foods made with Tortillas, decided it's about time I did.

Easy Chicken Fajitas

This easy recipe comes from eight-year-old Dani Shaub, who loves making these juicy chicken
fajitas. She based the recipe on the ingredient list from a packet of fajita seasoning and likes that it involves lots of slicing (one of her favorite cooking tasks). Bonus: "everyone gets to participate and pick their own toppings," she says. They're great for kid and adult cooks.

1 tsp pure chile powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup water
3 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 whole skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 green bell pepper—cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
8 flour tortillas, warmed in the microwave
Shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream, for serving

1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the chile powder with the salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken, bell pepper and onion, seal and knead gently to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering. Empty the contents of the bag into the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice.

3. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a large bowl and serve with the warmed tortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream and lime wedges.

Servings: 4

Source: FOOD & WINE

Have a great day
 

14 comments:

  1. You have reminded me why I don't watch movies/series made from books I have loved. They so very rarely stay true to the script and it gives me a severe case of the irrits. Changing things does NOT automatically mean an improvement.
    I notice on River's site that you said that the lovely Al is considering a return to blogging. I really look forward to that.

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    1. Apparently the story was unfinished by Jane Austen, so this guy presumed to end it in a modern way instead of the way Jane Austen might have ended it. Her stories always end in "happily ever after".

      Ues. Al has been considering it but hasn't yet done anything about it. Too busy concentrating on art I think.

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  2. Thanks for the plug, Jo! I will miss seeing you there. As for the tonic for the gin, I am with Matt. Gotta take care of the important stuff. I can hardly wait for good weather so that Miriam can sit out on the patio and sip our gin and tonic before dinner. Pleasant thoughts of things to come!

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    1. Your'e welcome. I am sorry I can't make it. You can keep your G & T. I'm a scotch and water person myself. The only time I drink tonic is if I am forced to by cramps.

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  3. Modernizing never works.
    Imagine if Matt had run out of gin instead?

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    1. No it certainly doesn't Alex. By what right has someone the authority to change the type of ending Jane Austen always wrote.

      I guess he would have drunk vodka and tonic - he did a couple of weeks ago when he did run out of gin. He quite liked it.

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  4. No coffee - the horror! I have a Keurig, a regular pot, and a campfire pot, just in case.

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    1. Aha, someone who understands. I used to have another pot but not sure what happened to it. However, as I now can make it in the Instant Pot, I am OK. Phew.

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  5. I don’t know if I’ve ever had German Apple Cake. Or Turtle Cake. Sorry it was a disappointment.

    I had to skip past your Sherlock paragraph as I am way behind in watching it on NetFlix. Love that show though. From the start, I really loved it, even though I’m also a big fan of the black and whites.

    Those fajitas .. I’d make that with bean curd. Sounds yummmmy.

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    1. I certainly haven't and don't want to try Ivy. I don't enjoy the modern Sherlock stuff on TV, but then I never did think much of Sherlock at any time.

      Bean curd sounds good.

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    2. I get that. Not everyone likes that kinda stuff. I love it though and old black and whites, the Classic Movie Monsters, too.

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