Sunday evening, again

November 16, 2008

I’m back! Wow, it’s been a busy few days

Got home from work and started on my ottoman project. I cut the fabric and pinned it to size. Graham called to say he would be late, so I had a snack to tide me over.


Yum! Also had some w.w. chips.

I ran to the store for dinner and then Graham was home sometime around 8.


It was catfish with a lemon sauce – yum! I had a second roll and bought Graham the potato wedges from the prepared foods counter at Loblaws.

Graham slept in til about 9:30 and when he got up, we had waffles…


 I did have the other half of the banana too.

We’d decided to make a bunch of freezer meals, so that Graham doesn’t have to do much cooking during the week. After deciding on our recipes, we went down to the St. Lawrence Market to get the meat. You can get cuts there not found at the grocery store, for great prices. We got chuck and pork chops. We had to go to Longo’s too, for the rest.

Once home, we set about cooking! Because of the christening today, we had to run to Yorkdale for the gift. Wow, what a production that was. A half-hour just to get out of the parking lot. It was insane. We had friends coming for dinner and still had stuff to do!

In the end, we got it all done and had a great meal – bourguinon, salad, bread, wine. Great food and even better company. Sorry, no photos!

We had to resume our cooking once they left. Here is what we made:


  • Beef Bourguignon (12 meals, but ate 4)
  • Braised Chicken (8 meals)
  • Meat Loaf (8 meals)
  • Tuna Casserole (8 meals)
  • Butternut Squash Soup (6 meals)
  • Pork Chops (* did not cook, but will make 6 meals)


That’s 48 meals! Ay ay aye, lots of cooking! But, it went well and now we have lots of tasty food. In terms of cost, we spent about $160 for everything, plus a bunch of other needed items, like oatmeal, fruit and veggies, hors d’oeuvres for dinner, etc… We think it breaks out to an average of less than $3 a meal.

Up at 7:30 this morning… Graham’s nephew was being christened today and he is the godfather! We had french toast for breakfast, with left over french bread from last night.


 After church, about 20 family and friends were back at Graham’s parents’ house for lunch. I had a ham and swiss sandwich on a w.w. roll, a few pieces of smoked salmon and some desserts. 

After Graham’s parents’, we went to my parents’ house. We hung out with my sister a little, did some Wii Fit, then chatted with my mum when she came back from shopping. 

Around 5:45, we each went our separate ways – me back to the apartment, Graham to Sarnia. I have laundry in right now and will catch up on my blog reading. I’ve got Lipstick Jungle and Amazing Race also on the agenda tonight. I’m a little sad and wish we could be together – especially after a jam-packed weekend… 😦


Feeling rotten

November 9, 2008

Hi all. We had a great weekend in Ottawa, but I am really feeling bad right now. Upset stomach – not sure if it was something I ate, or just the collective bad stuff over the past four days. Here are the highlights (lowlights??)…

– Breakfast: oatmeal
– Lunch: potluck at work
– In the car: brownie from potluck; half a mini bag of Cheetos
– Dinner: 2 glasses of wine before dinner; jelly beans; nachos at the restaurant, then a chicken salad (no dressing)

– Brunch: French toast (2.5 thick pieces), maple syrup, banana
– Snack: about 4 small Halloween chocolates
– Food & Wine show: about 5 wine tastes (30mL each, I think), 2 small glasses rum punch; some small food plates
– House party: about 6 crackers with cheese, then a whole bunch of plain crackers (many, many…) and a few broccoli florets

– Breakfast: apple and everything bagel with butter, coffee
– Lunch: small bowl of soup, bread, carrots

On the whole, that doesn’t look so bad… it was just food at the wrong times, which then made me ravenous at later times. I didn’t drink too much, so I can’t really blame that.

Anyway, here was our lunch today…


Graham is packed for Sarnia. We are going to Mississauga now, and then he’ll leave from there. I’ll post later tonight – have to run for now.


I’m back!

October 10, 2008

Ok, full post ahead!

Work was fine today – especially for the Friday of a long weekend! We all went out for sushi – it was nice to get out of the office for lunch for the first time in weeks (maybe months). The afternoon went by really quickly and I was home around 5. 

Graham and I were going to go for a run, but he was a little depressed after a hard and irritating day at work, so we went for a walk instead. There’s a path near our house that borders a river, so we went out for about 50 minutes. Should have brought my camera!

Once home, we went over to the grocery store. I’ve been busy making chili, muffins and pear & cranberry crisp. I will tell you why later. This was dinner…

But we ate it here…

while watching Amazing Race!

Up for the weekend: going up north! That’s why I’m cooking and baking – so we can bring good food with us! Graham and I are going to his parents’ sailboat tomorrow morning. We’ll be there til Sunday, then will go to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving. Monday is lunch at his parents’.

So, that means that I will post breakfast tomorrow, but then you probably won’t see me til Sunday night or even Monday. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I will be sure to take lots of picture, so I will come back with a full report of my meals and adventures.

Happy weekend!!

Almost Friday!

September 25, 2008

Today I tried something new for Graham’s breakfast – one component was yogurt!

He also had juice, coffee and an english muffin with Nutella. Breakfast meant for a man, or a four year old! 🙂

Food at breakfast and lunch was pretty boring for me – coffee and a raisin tea biscuit for breakfast (nice treat!), english muffin with PB and my own yogurt parfait (yogurt, granola and half a banana – in a glass container, no less) for lunch, and then half a Pecan Pie Larabar for snack at 4:15. This wasn’t my favourite… in fact, maybe my least favourite? I don’t think I’ve ever had Pecan Pie before, so it’s not a flavour that I like or am used to.

Graham’s dad came over for dinner, so I only have random in-the-kitchen shots. 

Tomorrow can’t come soon enough – tomorrow night, that is! I’m going to catch up on all my blogs, then read in bed. Night all!