Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Flurries, Singer, Groceries, Pick Up Lines,

According to the forecast there was a possibility of flurries today. They were joking, the whole place has been turned white over night and it has been snowing off and on all morning. Thought we had got rid of this rubbish although I don't know why I was so sanguine, the worst snow storm I ever remember was in April as I have mentioned before.

Nobody commented on my Jonathan Antoine clip yesterday. I played it again just now and it brought tears to my eyes again. Of course I am very familiar with Les Miserables so maybe that is why.

Well I missed ladydog, had to go in the bathroom and then I heard Matt mumbling about somebody at the door and at the same time the phone was ringing so I answered the phone and it was ladydog saying she had dropped stuff at the door. Said thanks and went to see what Matt was on about. Of course it was the shopping plus a lovely Begonia, so nice of  her, then I had to phone her back, luckily her husband was driving. So, thanks to ladydog I now have my Becel, my leeks and some tomato paste. Butter is a pain for our lunchtime sandwiches, I fogot to get it out this morning. I was having noodles but Matt used the last of the Becel on one slice of bread and couldn't butter the second. I managed to scrape off enough for him. That's why I don't use butter much although these days I can't tell the difference between butter and Becel. It's a very healthy margarine and good tasting.

I heard some Social Distancing pick up lines this aft. Some were mildly amusing but I rather liked "I have toilet paper".

This recipe has another recipe for easy lemon curd. You could, of course, buy lemon curd in the store as well.

Lemon Bar Cheesecake

This indulgent recipe marries two delicious desserts: lemon bars and cheesecake. Using a dark
springform pan ensures a golden brown crust on this tart dessert recipe without having to bake before adding the filling.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
1 to 2 Tbs ice-cold water
4 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups Quick and Easy Lemon Curd, divided
Candied Lemon Slices (optional)

1. Pulse first 3 ingredients in a food processor 3 or 4 times or just until blended. Add butter, and pulse 5 or 6 times or until crumbly. Whisk together egg yolks and 1 Tbsp. ice-cold water in a small bowl; add to butter mixture, and process until dough forms a ball and pulls away from sides of bowl, adding up to 1 Tbsp. remaining ice-cold water, 1 tsp. at a time, if necessary. Shape dough into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

2. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit dough into a lightly greased 9-inch dark springform pan, gently pressing on bottom and up sides of pan; trim and discard excess dough. Chill 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 minutes or until smooth. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

4. Pour two-thirds of cheesecake batter (about 4 cups) into prepared crust; dollop 1 cup lemon curd over batter in pan, and gently swirl with a knife. Spoon remaining batter into pan.

Yield: 10-12 servings


Have a great day


  1. I have toilet paper is a wonderful pick up line, and has me smiling broadly.
    We went to do shopping this morning. It was a very, very cheap shop. Most of our staples were unavailable. We will be fine, but will be eating a bit differently.
    Snow is something I rarely see and it always gets me excited. I can understand it getting old fast though.
    Hooray for ladydog.

    1. I thought so Sue.
      Yes, it is happening all over although I believe my store is OK with re-stocking now. However, couldn't get my time slot this week, had to choose the following day.

      Would send you some snow if I could. Especially whilst the fires were raging. I don't mind it too much unless I have to drive somewhere.
      Yes, she is a very good friend.

  2. We use neither butter nor Becel on our sandwiches. We mostly drizzle a little olive oil, sometimes use mayonnaise, and for a ham sandwich either honey mustard, or (for me) hot mustard made from dry mustard powder. Vive la différence!

    1. I was "brung" up to make sandwiches with buttered bread David. I actually rarely eat plain bread but do eat buns, still with Becel. Yes, hot mustard on ham is essential I think. And yes, vive la difference.

    2. We too hardly eat plain bread, Jo. We buy a variety of buns - ciabatta and papaseco, mostly, but I also get an excellent olive bread from a local bakery. We like sourdough bread too, and a fresh baguette is heavenly!

    3. There you are, running about again David, I can't copy you sadly. I do get my buns from a local bakery just down the road. A baguette would never get eaten here any more.

  3. I use I Can't Believe it's not Butter for my toast. Very good.
    Now you got me thinking I should make a small cheesecake. Not that I need it mind you.

    1. I used to use that when we visited or lived in the States Denise. It is good.

      Gotta do something!!

  4. Hi Jo - it's been mighty cold here - very strong easterly wind. Sunny - but also we're due for a colder snap next weekend. Hope that snow doesn't hang around for you. So pleased LadyDog was able to bring you the things you needed. That lemon bar cheesecake sounds positively delicious - take care - cheers Hilary

    1. It was cold like that with wind, last week. Snow is nearly gone again, it rained. Yes, nice of ladydog

  5. I have toilet paper - now that's funny!

  6. That is a great pick up line. I don't know if I saw your post yesterday or not with the video. I don't know the play though. Very nice that your friend helped you out. That's the best.

    1. Isn't it Ivy? I have some very good friends.