Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Busy Tuesday, Liquor Delivery, Basil,

Not much happening Monday. On the other hand, Tuesday starts with our final meeting of Alzheimer Spouses. In fact there is another get together organised for September, but it is not specifically the current group. Not quite sure what the difference is going to be.

Then in the afternoon, Kathy will be here with the shopping. Be the last time for a couple of weeks as she is off on vacation for the first week in September.  I must ask her if Oates is going too. In the evening our hairdresser is calling. Not sure how that is going to go as we haven't had Katy over before. We both need a hair cut at the moment.

Somewhat odd, we needed some booze but I was too achy, too tired, and too hot, to go so decided to get the delivery firm to pick it up. It never arrived. Must admit I forgot about it by supper time and then later realised they hadn't been. No idea why. Maybe I will be able to do it myself on Tuesday.

Decided to do the sausage dish I like so much for supper on Tuesday night - this does get confusing, I am typing on Monday but you will be reading on Tuesday, unless you are in Australia - anyway, sausage dish and I want to finish the basil I have had growing in water for a while and then get rid of it as it is on its last legs.

I recently remembered this recipe which Matt used to make. It was very good and maybe I should do something about it. I wonder if one could make the filling in the Instant Pot?

Chicken Burritos
Readers Digest Great Recipes
Serves: 4

1 Tbs corn or peanut oil
1 lb chicken meat cut into 1/2 in cubes
1 lge yellow onion finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs flour
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 C chicken broth
1 C buttermilk
4 oz chopped green chilies, drained
2 tsp tomato paste
8 6 in flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 375F. In a heavy 10 in skillet heat the oil over moderate heat for 1 min. Add meat and cook, until no longer pink (unless using precooked meat) transfer meat to a bowl. Cook onion and garlic uncovered in same pan until soft. Blend in flour, chili powder and cumin and cook stirring constantly for about 2 mins.

Stir in chicken broth, buttermilk, chilies and tomato paste. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 4 to 5 mins or until slightly thickened. Return meat and stir.

Place a scant 1/4 C of the mixture on the lower third of each tortilla and roll it up like a cigar. Place seam side down in an ungreased baking plan and drizzle any remaining filling down the center.

Bake uncovered for 5 mins.

Have a great day, stay well, stay safe.


  1. I am reading this on Tuesday afternoon, and hope your own busy Tuesday is productive and stress free. I know, I am dreaming...

    1. Sure you're not still in bed Sue LOL. Thanks anyway.

  2. Not much happening is sometimes good. It is tranquil and there is time to read. Sounds like a good day to me.

    1. Nothing tranquil about my life these days David. But I do get time to read.

  3. Hi Jo - I hope the Alzheimer's spouses group goes well today and you find out what this other one is about - I hope it can continue for you. Frustrating about the non-delivery ... I hope it wasn't dropped off somewhere else ... take care today - and all the best - Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary. Turned out it was my fault, I had forgotten that, due to Covid, liquor stores are closed on Mondays. Duuuh. Try again today perhaps.

  4. I am making beef burritos for dinner later this week. I have to say that adding broth and buttermilk is something I have never come across before.

    So, what would happen if you had to go a week with no booze?

    1. Haven't had them in several years Denise, but they were good, with all the ingredients specified.

      I wouldn't be a happy camper. It gives me a brief relaxing interlude before dinner. Although I am usually cooking at the same time.

  5. Can you and the others who virtually meet continue on anyway? It seems to really help you and, I bet, the others as well. I hope you get your booze especially if you paid for it. As for that sausage dinner you had.....I would starve as I hate all sausage.

    1. We are planning to Birgit. I have Zoom on my PC so I can set up meetings I think. No, didn't pay for it then. I forgot, only just found out the other day, that liquor stores are closed on Mondays. Covid.