January 13th – Beef Dip

I can’t believe we have made it almost mid-month and last night was our first meal of beef dip.   It is one of my favourites, so we have it relatively frequently.

Dan has been under the weather for a couple of days, so he wasn’t up for too much.  Supper was basic, but totally delicious and the protein seems to have done him some good as he is looking a little better today.

Shaved roast sirloin with onions and horseradish on Villagio buns, served with air fried sliced potatoes, gravy, and au jus.

The only thing I go rogue on is the au jus. We buy Club House Mix but I only use half a package mixed with two cups of salt-less Campbell’s beef broth instead of water. It tastes just as good but is considerably less salty.

After supper, we finished off our individual cartons of Haagen Daz ice cream. Am I the only one who has an overwhelming urge to snack while watching ‘My 600 Pound Life’ ? I love that show, root for each week’s guest star, and am totally happy and inspired by each success story. But every week it is the same thing – I am straight to the ice cream, popcorn, or potato chips. 🤦

The obvious solution would be to quit watching ‘My 600 Pound Life’ but good television is hard to find – especially on Wednesday nights.

I still haven’t found a new winter project. I am torn between cleaning out closets or searching out seed catalogues. Decisions, decisions! Retirement is such a taxing time in one’s life. 🙂

That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day!

Day 9 – Nothin’ Says Lovin’ Like something From The Oven

It has taken me nine days but here it is! The focus of my June ‘Accentuate the Positive’ challenge for today is everyone’s favourite – FOOD. 🥘

The title of this post was my son Dan’s motto growing up. (Ok it is the Pillsbury motto but Dan used it a lot). He loved to eat and now he loves to cook (and he still loves to eat).

Makin’ Bacon! Five pounds of bacon! We eat a lot of bacon – especially on salad, since bacon has no calories if you put it on salad. 😉
Spiced pork salad with homemade croutons.
Elegant chef salad with wine. (It’s the wine that makes it elegant).
Dan fired up the barbecue. His steaks are good but his seafood is phenomenal.
Christmas supper – my favourite part of Christmas! (Or any holiday when I can have turkey). I love the dark meat! 🤶
Ham supper – we eat so much asparagus! It is very good for a body and so delicious.
Gnocchi stew. It’s like regular beef stew but I don’t have to peel the potatoes. 🙃
Loaded nachos – what’s not to love about nachos? Son Dan puts bacon on his nachos and we use spicy hamburger on ours. Both versions are delicious!
Last night’s supper (served at 2:30 PM) – chicken fajitas. I am thinking that if I do another challenge, it might be quick, easy, hearty meals to serve at off-times for SHIFTWORKERS. That is a challenge!
Butter tarts – coconut on the left and walnut with raisin on the right
Turtle cheesecake – so sweet 😳
Of course we have to make dedicated meals for Kat 🐕‍🦺. We make a big pan full and freeze it in weekly portion for her.

Nine days down and twenty-one days to go! I think I might crush this challenge. 🤔

Have a great day and I hope to see you tomorrow. 👋