Monday, September 22, 2014

Tonight: I'm Going to be on TV!!!

Catch Best in Chow: Pizza Wars REGINA tonight on CMT!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Road Tripping

On Friday after work we took off on a little road trip to Saskatoon.  For dinner we ate at Bottega Trattoria.  This was our second time visiting this restaurant, and we haven't been overly impressed so far.  We can make better pasta dishes at home.

On Saturday morning we ate at Aroma, one of our favourite restaurants.  The server brought our bill, but then told us that she always enjoys serving us, she appreciates how friendly we are, and that our breakfast was on the house.  Nice!

We spent the day visiting my mom, and then had dinner at Ayden.  This restaurant is worthy of all the buzz it's been getting; it's fantastic.

We ordered the fries and the peas and carrots as starters, and loved both.

Christopher had the fish as his main course, and I had the chicken and waffles.  The waffle was absolutely incredible, and not like any other I've ever had.  This dish was seriously perfection.

We got chatting with the lovely couple sitting beside us, and we all marveled at how good the food was.  We always seem to make friends when we're out and about.

Dessert was a pumpkin based dish. Mmmm!

After dinner we went out with family Kim and Errol for a visit and a bit of dancing.  We had lunch at Aroma today before visiting my mom more, and then heading home.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?
Did you eat anything delicious?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weekday Eating

This has been a bit of a busy week, so we've had easier dinners.  On Monday evening we made Thai coconut chicken with rice.

On Tuesday it was chili, which didn't take long to throw together, and was great after simmering for a few hours while we attended to other tasks.

The leftovers were perfect for chili dogs on Wednesday.

This evening we had fish burritos at Taco Del Mar ...

Then we headed over to Mel and Steve's to babysit!!

Tomorrow we're going out for a nice dinner.

How's your week been?  What are you up to this weekend?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekend Things

This past weekend was really nice, and mostly spent at home.  On Saturday evening we cooked up some crab legs, and delicious potatos.

We got off to a good start on Sunday with breakfast skillets and bacon

Most of the morning and early afternoon was spent doing yard work

The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent relaxing in the backyard with snacks and drinks, while smelling a beer butt duck cooking away on the BBQ.

It was so nice to have a weekend at home, with no where to go and nothing to do.  We're planning a lot more of these for the future.

Is it still nice where you are?  Have you BBQd recently?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello Baby

Two weeks ago a beautiful little girl entered our lives.  Christopher's brother and his wife Mel, two of our best friends, welcomed their daughter Charlotte into the world.  She is so perfect, and we love her so much already.  On Thursday we went for another visit with her, and brought some dinner to enjoy with the new parents.

We made up a couple trays of stuffed pasta shells.

We grabbed some garlic bread and caesar salad to round out the meal.

We both got a lot of snuggles in!!  Nieces and nephews are the best!

Do you have any nieces or nephews?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Recent Eats

So, we're sort of obsessed with beer butt chicken.

There is nothing quite like sitting out in the backyard all afternoon, sipping bevvies, visiting, laughing, and smelling the glorious smell of chicken cooking very slowly on the BBQ.

We put it on a can of beer, and cooked it on indirect, low heat for a good three hours (until a safe temperature on a digital thermometer).  If you throw some veggies in the pan, the chicken juices make them extra delicious.

Also, you get the most crispy skin around.

And the most moist chicken ever.

Another dinner this past week was rainbow trout with a giant salad.

And the kind people at House Foods America sent me coupons to try Shirataki noodles free of charge. 

These noodles are made of tofu, and are a perfect pasta alternative for gluten-free diets.  They had an unpleasant smell upon opening them (this is normal), but they just needed a good rinse.  We cooked them according to the package instructions.  They were easy to make, and we were surprised by their nice, noodle texture.  They reminded us of ramen

We spiced them up with Indian spices, and they made a nice lunch.

What have you been cooking lately?  
How's your weekend going so far?

Friday, September 12, 2014


Exciting news - I'm the featured member on Food Bloggers of Canada for today!!  Check out my interview here

This past weekend was really nice, because we cooked breakfast at home for the first Saturday in a month!  We had cherry smoked bacon, a veggie omelet and breakfast potatoes.

On Sunday we had breakfast sandwiches, with bacon, spinach, tomato, red onion, egg, mayo and mustard. 

During the week, breakfast has looked something like this:

We're looking forward to cooking some more delicious breakfasts this weekend.  We also have to do some yard work to prepare for fall, and then curl up on the couch and relax!

What are your plans for the weekend?