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I am a wife, mother and grandma who enjoys the many aspects of homemaking. A variety of interests and hobbies combined with travel keep me active. They reflect the importance of family, friends, home and good food.
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
--Bobby Flay

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

And Here We Go...

The new year is well underway with January proving to be very busy!  We had a very eventful ending to our stay at our vacation home that resulted in my husband dislocating and fracturing his shoulder.  So, we had first hand experience of the US emergency health care system.  They were very good to my husband who is now healing nicely.  It will be a long haul healing but we are very blessed as thing could have been so much worse!  Normally, we are home by the 22nd of December but this year did not return until the 5th of January.  We had actually planned on staying closer to the 10th but really wanted to be home for follow-up medical care.  Since being home, we have already hosted one large gathering and our family Christmas.  Now it's time to get into a bit of a routine before we are off again!

left over chicken stir fry
We spent a total of 15 weeks out of Canada in 2015 with the longest portion of that being 7 weeks starting in November.  Most of that was spent in Florida but one week was in Aruba, another in Tennessee and we even managed to get to Bermuda as a port of call on a short cruise we took.  In all, we had an amazing year filled with beautiful memories.  A lot of the food we enjoyed was stellar!  I'll share more on that shortly. 

For now, we are back to good old home cooking like this left over chicken stir fry I made.  Stir fry is one of my favourite quick meals.  This time I used an ancient grains pasta - whole wheat pasta with quinoa, amaranth, millet, sorghum and teff.  This pasta has a slightly grainy texture with a mild nutty flavour that paired nicely with the left over chicken.  I substituted Worchestershire sauce for soy sauce to reduce the sodium.  Mushrooms, onions and broccoli completed the stir fry. 

I'm planning on resuming regular posting after my hectic hiatus of 2015.  We are hosting our annual Superbowl Party so I'll be sharing a few dishes we will be serving.  This is always a fun gathering that starts just after lunch and running until after midnight.  Next I will be focusing on ideas for Valentine's Day.   Stay tuned...


1 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

Praying that your hubby will heal quickly and well. God bless you both.