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Ok – so I might be dating myself but who remembers this commercial?
While I was cleaning out/re-organizing our treat stash/stockpile cupboard, I stumbled upon these lil babies and immediately started singing the song from the commercial. (Yes, I said ‘treat stockpile’ people. Judge me if it makes you feel better lol I like to buy and keep a few treats/snacks etc on hand for when the mood strikes or last minute guests drop by but don’t always want to eat them ASAP. Plus if the hubster see’s them, he’ll go for them ASAP. This method totally works for us. And yes, I know that he knows where the stash is. However, out of sight, out of mind right? 😉 )
I must say that I do enjoy these individually wrapped (aka portion controlled) treats. I find them to be just the right size/portion to go with a cup of tea or coffee.
So tell me, when was the last time you took a broke off a piece of that Kit Kat bar? 😉
Once in a while my dad gets into the mood and cooks things he ‘used to’ make when he had his restaurant. We had beef pot roast the previous night and I guess there was that much leftover that he got creative and whipped up his beef pot pies vs having pot roast dinner another night. Very rare. Total surprise. He even made the dough from scratch and used shortening! HOLY. YUMMERS! Super flaky. Super delish. Devoured by all and there was definitely no leftovers that night. Now if only I could get his recipe….think he’d share? 😉
Do you enjoy beef pot pie? Got a recipe to share?
The other night I was craving something sweet but not overly indulgent. As I rifled through the cupboards, I stumbled upon a box of After Eight hot chocolate mix and decided to give it a whirl. I added whipped cream to make it that much more indulgent (and to prevent me from wanting a ‘do-over’ the following day shelling out $5)
Totally did the trick. :). What’s your fave way to enjoy hot chocolate?
As you know, we’re not ones to celebrate/observe all the holidays however we do enjoy corned beef with cabbage. And to be honest, we did have our ‘festive meal’ (though sometimes routine in our menu rotation) on Friday. We were ahead of the game 😉
Wishing those that celebrate a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
At dad’s request – we made an effort to gather the entire family for Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner. Dad’s request was made very last minute despite all his children checking in earlier within the month to see if we were going to gather for the annual tradition.
This year that happened to take place on the eve of Thursday January 30th, 2014.
Below are pics from our feast 🙂
BBQ Combination Platter (with Cold Jellyfish Salad)
Fried Pork loin with Chef’s Sauce
Double Lobsters With Ginger & Green Onion Sauce
Shrimp, Octopus, Candied Walnuts On Broccoli
Dried Oysters (reconstituted) With Mushrooms On Bed Of Lettuce
Fried Pickerel In Soya Sauce
Fried Pickerel In Soya Sauce
House Fried Rice
E-Fu Noodles w/Mushrooms
Sweet Red Bean Soup
(Almond Cookies & Red Bean Cookies)
Everyone left with full bellies, QT with dad and the rest of the family and leftovers (*lol*) to ring in the new year.
2014 – The Year Of The Horse!
Just wanted to pop in and let y’all know that I really am alive still despite my lack of posts lately – explanation to come later. I also wanted to wish y’all a Happy Halloween and to share a ‘find’ from Target this week 😀
Oh and my dad felt compelled to carve our one and only pumpkin from our garden. I left him to do his thing as I ran errands this morning and came home to find this – he used his power tools and all. I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Not bad for an 82 yr old right? 😉
While the hubster and I were in the Bulk Barn (bulk food store) picking up a few ingredients (plus treats – ha!) he stopped to check out the bags of chips they were selling. These aren’t your run of the mill chips like Lays or Tostito’s. We’d never even heard of this brand before: Blair’s Death Rain. Then we saw that they were habanero pepper flavoured chips. Hubster was completely sold on trying these as every chip that has claimed to be ‘hot’ or ‘spicy’ was in fact not. He figured these would be the same. Erm. No. Let’s just say that I had 1/2 of a small chip and immediately gave the other half to the hubster to finish. It started off as a slow salty/vinegary heat then kept growing from there. From that one bite, I felt ‘warm’ for at least 45 minutes. Now don’t get me wrong, I like food with flavour and somewhat spicy food. This type of insane spicy – not so much. And apparently not for the hubster either as he admitted to only having 4 more chips after the 1/2 chip I gave him. He can usually take anything super spicy. Poor guy!
If you love to get your pain on via endorphin rush after eating hot/spicy food – then these may be for you.
They do offer other flavours of chips. For more info, visit their website:
Disclaimer: I have not been paid/compensated for this post – just sharing a hot chip find 😉
I feel our summer was a bit ‘off’ this year with a few stretches of hot, hazy and humid days and hot sunny days. One day it was hot and the next you needed fall clothes. What gives Mother Nature? Feeling nostalgic for a good old traditional summer, I decided to make these popsicles. They sounded non typical, refreshing and summery tasty 😀
What I threw into the blender:
* 1 can coconut milk (not coconut water)
* 1/2c – 1c water
* juice of one lime
* 4 large’ish basil leaves
* healthy squirt of agave syrup
Blend until everything is well incorporated and smooth. Adjust ingredients to suit your taste preferences. I opted for less water so it’d be richer and creamier and put in as much lime zest I could grate off and added a bit more basil because I like bold flavours. I opted for a tiny squirt of agave b/c I didn’t want it to be too sickly sweet. Pour into popsicle makers and let set/freeze overnight.