Friday, November 13, 2020

TGIF

 Good Morning!

How are you on this Friday the 13th?  It is still grey here with a bit of drizzle, but tomorrow should be lovely (though much cooler).  Yesterday it rained on and off pretty much all day.  I ran out to get wine (necessity!!) and a few groceries and it was pretty miserable out there and the temp kept dropping.

Work was (again) busy (wonder when this will let up?) and I did not do any stitching.  I did knit a few rows on the sock after dinner while Fletch read, but that was it.  I did cook though.  Dinner was:


A quiche with asparagus, onions, red pepper, bacon and swiss cheese.  Yumsters!!  Plus there are leftovers.  And then last night I baked:


More cookies.  These have dried blueberries, candied ginger, a bit of chocolate and a bit of oatmeal in them.  Tasty!!

Colin and Mailing are coming for dinner Saturday so I thought we could have cookies for dessert along with homemade ice cream.  I'm going to make one of my favorite ice creams - maple walnut.  Dinner is going to be Quoc's Pork.  Years and years ago when one of my brothers lived in Nassau Bay (outside of Houston, TX), we were visiting him and he threw a party.  Quoc, a Vietnamese guy who worked with my brother, came and brought a pork loin to grill that had been marinating overnight.  Oh my - so good.  The recipe is easy.  It is just a combination of Chinese Five Spice, Garlic, Lemon Grass, Salt (or Fish Sauce) and Pepper.  You make slits in the meat and rub the spice mixture all over it and into the slits.  Then you let is sit in the frig overnight before grilling.  We have not made it in years, but all of us were thinking about it recently.  I need to think of what to have to go with the meat.  Maybe some grilled veggies.

Other than that, I have no plans for the weekend.  I'd like to get out walking if the weather cooperates.  And, of course, have time to knit and stitch.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend - enjoy!!

19 comments:

  1. super gray here as well! lovely quiche! I don't think anything exciting at all is happening here this weekend, lots of knitting time I guess.

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  2. Thank you for delicious descriptions of all kinds of food! I've been thinking about different quiches and that one sounds perfect. And I've got to try that pork loin, too. Now of course I need to go look for something to eat; I'm hungry after reading! Hope you have a good weekend, Vera.

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  3. Okay... I am hungry now! LOL Happy weekend!

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  4. Hello, Vera
    The quiche look yummy, I always enjoy a quiche for dinner. They are easy to make. I do not usually make cookies, hubby loves to eat too many sweets. Your menu for Saturday night sounds delicious. I am hoping for some sunny weather this weekend. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. It sounds like with all the baking you've been doing lately, your kitchen is a warm and cozy place to be -- and probably smells really good, too! I hope you have a relaxing weekend and find plenty of time to knit.

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  6. Maple walnut ice cream! It's been ages since I had some, and it was always a favourite. It's not easy to find around here in good quality brands.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. It's chilly & gray here today, and there's even some white stuff on the ground! What a change from last week, but not surprising... it is November after all! I'm looking forward to a "quiet" weekend at home and belated birthday celebrating with the kiddos.

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  8. I see sun!!! It's 10:30 here and it is just peeking out. It was a dreary couple of days but sometimes it's good to do nothing. I hope it cools down. I had the AC on yesterday-November!
    Your quiche looks yummy. It's been my go to meal during the pandemic since we can get two meals out of one. Tonight we are picking up Chinese-enough for the weekend. I need a break from the kitchen and from doing grocery orders. I am really hating this ordering thing but I'm not going in. Our numbers are looking pretty bad again.

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  9. The quiche looks so good-I haven't had one in ages! Have a good day!

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  10. I love quiche but have never made one. Your dinner plans sound wonderful and so does the pork. For some reason, I rarely buy/eat pork, but I like it. Adding it to my grocery list this week. Enjoy your weekend: I hope the weather cooperates so you can walk.

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  11. I love quiche---my Tim says he doesn't like it but will chow down whenever I make it. I think he had a negative quiche experience in his past.

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  12. Your combination of flavors (in the quiche, cookies and the pork!) sound amazing. I may borrow that recipe for the pork. My husband loves to grill, and this would be a wonderful change from the usual!

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  13. That quiche looks wonderful. I need to make one soon too. Dennis likes them as much as I do. Those cookies look delicious. You are so lucky to Colin and Mailing so close. I miss my kids. Don't get me wrong. I'm so grateful for computers and video chatting but I want to touch them. Sounds crazy doesn't it?
    Take care and enjoy your weekend Vera.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. Maple walnut ice cream! Oh, YUM! Your post is making me hungry today, Vera! :-) Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Have a wonderful weekend. :-)

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  16. Good job on the quiche, the cookies and your creative and delicious sounding dinner with the kids! Have a super weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. Wishing you some needed Sunshine. I want to see the newlyweds. Mmmmm cookies. I have to check with my friend Luci about her marinade! Yours sounds perfect, but I don't do the fish sauce thing. So Im glad there is an alternate!

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  18. I wish my feet let me do as much cooking as you do! Your meals are amazing.
    And I'm jealous that you get to see your kids. I won't see mine for a long time. But, as long as everyone is healthy, I should not complain!

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