it's a definite snow day today - this is what it looked like when we got up this morning:
it's been snowing all morning and we are expecting between 15-20cms!!! it's a good day for a lunch like this:
that's some gorgeous beef liver fried with bacon and onions - yummeh! some leftover quinoa salad and some mandarin.
remember the squash i roasted the other day? i made up some delicious puree and froze a ton of it for soups all winter. this soup is puree, homemade broth, coconut milk and coriander...with some roasted squash seeds!
i love foods that give you a lot of bang for your buck like pumpkin and squash - you don't just get all of the meat out of them - you get one of my favourite things - seeds!
i just love roasted pumpkin and squash seeds. a little olive oil and a ton of sea salt and you've got a snack for the next several evenings!
this past friday we went down to the fourchu community centre to do "chase the ace". there weren't a lot of people there but we don't expect the big crowds until the kitty grows into the thousands. we had fun meeting up with some friends...and then me and jam and our friends s & d went over to our friends c & b's house. their daughter c also came for a visit. b had asked jambaloney to bring his snippers to cut a pipe which turned out to be ductwork....thank goodness jambaloney always brings more tools than he thinks he needs. they were downstairs banging around in the basement and were down there for quite a while. at some point someone said "what the heck are they doing down there? they're making an awful lot of noise for just cutting a pipe". we all took turns making fun of them and then i said "they're like dumb and dumber when they get together" - we all screeched over that.
our friend c then buzzed jambaloney's hair with the clippers. all of the men here have buzzed short hair and they tease jambaloney constantly about his longer hair - all in good fun tho. c did a really good job on his hair and now my man has got the framboise/fourchu buzz cut just like the rest of them - bahahahah!
anyway, of course c had my favourite kind of wine and made jambaloney drink some beer. b's brother d stopped in and a bit of a party ensued. i don't know what it is, maybe it's because they are such good friends, but we always have fun at c & b's - they are awesome!
anyway, we kind of flumped around the rest of the weekend, did a bunch of laundry as we have been wearing clothes during this cold spell - bahahahahaha! here's some yummy stirfry with chicken, broccoli hearts, cauliflower, cabbage and coriander with mandarin on the side.
mandarins are cheap this time of year and they store really well in our basement so we always have them on hand.
next up - a chicken salad with cucumber, tomatoe and avocado. a light balsamic vinegar dressing and you are good to go!
jambaloney went out to start the plow/atv and it isn't working. he runs it once a week in the winter and it ran fine the other day. but now it's conked so he is looking in the manual and at the internet trying to figure out what's wrong with it. he takes really good care of all of our tools and equipment, plus he's really good at solving problems so i am sure he will have it up and running soon. he can't plow until much later this afternoon - that snow just isn't stopping!
however, tomorrow we are expecting the temps to go back to normal - thank goodness! this is really unusual temps and snow fall for this time of year!
JUGM - we'll get out today or tomorrow and make a snowman for your boys!