Friday, October 19, 2018

I went on a Cooking Spree (11 photos)

Basil from the garden: Before and after.

Presto!- Pesto

What do you do when you buy a bag of SOUR grapes?

Rinse the grapes
 You make Grape Salad.
Halve the grapes so that they can absorb the sweetness you'll be adding.

The brown sugar and pecans really dress it up.
 Find a recipe online
The results. Deee-licious

 Miniature eggplant grown in a pot +  one from the farmer's market.

I chose not to peel mine. Rinse and slice about 1/4 of an inch.

Find a recipe for Eggplant Parmesan.

My recipe came from an old cookbook I was given over 35 years ago. But, you can always  go online or ask Alexa.
Here is the Eggplant Parmesan before I put it in the oven.
After pulling it out of the oven. It was delicious.

Squash Casserole
I had so much squash and really got tired of it. But, I would make the casserole, portion it out and freeze it. I used a recipe that my Mom got from one of her friends who was an excellent cook.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Senior Citizen's Mardi Gras in October

 Seven Pictures and two Videos

A great soloist 

Ballroom Dancers

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Bracelet Challenge

Just to shake things up at our June Red Hat meeting, there was a Bracelet Challenge.

How many bracelets can you fit on one arm. Rubber bands and strings don't count. 

Our lowest count was 16 and our highest count was 96.
Great meal and great fun. The winner was given a prize.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Toronto Canada

If you only want to see the pictures 19 pictures, 2 videos < 1 minute long.

My main intent was to be a part of a studio audience.  This is something I've always wanted to do. I watch Cityline here in Birmingham, Alabama on a regular basis. I enjoy the upbeat topics and interaction with the host and guests. I wrote for tickets and was given the date of August 7th. Fortunately, the studio was located 1/2 block from my hotel. Walking distance.

Arriving at the studio at 9:30 a.m. I showed ID (in this case , my passport) and my name was checked off of the list. We were then herded upstairs to a room, shown a video of the dos and don'ts then taken back downstairs and seated by the stage manager.

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Outside in line to get inside. Name on the list and got my ID.

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Between takes while they get ready for the next segment.
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The show was about food. All three chefs had visited different places and came back with their version of the dish they enjoyed most.
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The chefs presenting their various dishes

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My picture with Tracy Moore, host of Cityline. A very nice lady. When I told her I'd come all the way from Birmingham, for her show, she had me wait and she took another picture with me. Today I found out why. But, I'll keep that little diddy on the DL for right now.

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Those LIGHTS! It's hot in there. I was sweating like I was in a sauna.

                                                                Dundas Square
China Town

More skyscrapers than I could count

Royal Hotel. This is where members of the Royal family
reside when in town. The entire top floor is theirs. 

Hotel Accommodations
Hallway of  Bond Hotel

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