An update, finally. It was a busy weekend indeed. Friday night, right after work, was B.’s belated office Christmas party. For something different it was held at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy. It is a cooking school where you prepare your own dinner. It was pretty cool. The appliances and utensils were all top notch. We cooked up some Spanish food. The dinner itself was a little hit and miss. There was a rice dish that was surprisingly bland. I made soup and I was happy with the ‘bam!’ it had from paprika and a little curry. It was certainly a good ‘team’ event.
Saturday we drove up to Oro-Medonte for my Brother in Law’s birthday party. It was a fun evening. We started the evening with a long snowshoe through Copeland Forest. We could finally bring Tanga as her ‘heat’ is pretty much done. She was pretty bouncing often trying to climb B. or I. Hmm. Dinner was a Polish feast of Cabbage rolls and perogies. B. made her killer Coffee cake (as seen in my new facebook photo) for dessert. Yum. I was stuffed from dinner but forced a piece into my belly!
Sunday was cleaning and cooking. We are getting a lot of use from a Canadian Living Slow Cooker book we got for Christmas from B.’s sister. We are trying new recipes every weekend. This week was Garlic Fennel Chicken. I can’t say I’ve had fennel before and it is curious. I’m not sure which flavours are surfacing in the dish but it is pretty good. I’d make it again. The recipe said to half the garlic, I think I’d dice it… We ended up with monster size pieces of garlic which are pretty overwhelming on their own…Crock pot FTW!
So I’m back to walking the dog at night… It is good to own a dog. It forces me outside to walk and get some fresh air.