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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Good thing I'm seeing the chiropractor tomorrow

I can't believe my lower back still hurts, but then again, I hit 46 and everything appears to be falling apart! And good's supposed to snow tomorrow and Thursday and Friday and so on, and so on and so on. Could have sworn that Weather Dude said December, January and February were supposed to be drier and warmer than usual in Alberta. So far December has been -26C, and 8" of snow. Hmmmm...something appears to be amiss.

This is what I have to wear just to walk to work...hiking boots, warm socks, thermal leggings under dress pants, long tee under sweater, down coat under fleece coat, scarf, toque (rocking the Runner Girl logo!) and Epicure gloves - which actually rock. They are double-lined, so my fingers have been the toastiest part of me.
Had to show off my cutie-pa-tootie, hiding in a box...he loves boxes, and with all the Epicure orders coming in, I've got tons for him to choose from.
Went to Spain for supper tonight. Picture doesn't do it justice, but it was quite tasty. Toss some boneless, skinless chicken thighs with S&P, flour and Epicure Spanish Smoked Paprika (or regular paprika, if that's all you've got...) and then brown in a splash of evoo. Once nice and browned, remove from pan and add one diced red bell pepper and some diced onion. Cook till soft, and scrape brown bits off bottom of pan (I used the Epicure wok, which is stick-free and AWESOME), and then add some green olives with pimento, 1 can diced tomatoes, a cup or so of chicken stock, some red wine vinegar,some sherry and a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Put the chicken back in the pot. Blitz together a clove (or more) of garlic, some fresh bread crumbs (I used a half of a thin-bun), parsley and toasted almond slices. Stir that into the pot (it thickens and flavours) and then let simmer till the chicken in cooked through, about 45 minutes. I ate it over whole wheat egg noodles, but it would also be awesome on rice or orzo, I would think. Very delicious. I need to try to figure out how to add a recipe page to this blog...maybe that will be my project for the weekend.
Okay...I'm off to clean up the kitchen, pack up breakfast and lunch for tomorrow, and then hit the sack.
Take care, you bloggers down east, as I hear the storms are headed your way. Stay dry and warm where ever you are.


Cathy said...

Hey, we woke up with a beautiful white snowcapped's now raining!
The puddles are getting deeper and deeper.

Carol said...

Would you like some of ours?? Because it's been snowing all day...and all night...and all day tomorrow...and Friday...and Saturday...and it's never going to stop!!!

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