Hello dear ones. 🙂 It’s been a gorgeous weekend, sunny and beautifully peaceful. I spent many happy moments snoozing and reading in the sun, breathing deeply of fresh, clean air.
I had more energy than I’ve had in months and am so thrilled to have a clean and tidy house again. There’s nothing quite like walking across newly vacuumed floors and slipping into pristine clean sheets to make this girl happy. 🙂
Today I am off to US Immigration to renew my Permanent Resident card. It’s nice to have graduated from Resident Alien to Permanent Resident. 🙂
Thank you so much for your many kind emails, calls, texts and comments regarding my Grandpa. He is still hanging on, seems to be waiting for the last of his kids to get there. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking of him this weekend. He grew up on the Canadian Prairies and loved taking us grandkids out to wonderful abandoned homesteads where he’d tell us stories of when he was a youngster as we explored every nook and cranny. In the winter he’d take us out onto the frozen prairie and somehow find hills steep enough for us to slide down. We loved it. I’m so grateful for such good memories of this lovely man.
I was so sad when this weekend started, but dear friends invited me over for a dinner and movie night and it ended up being the best thing for me. How good it was to be with safe, loving people, to share delicious wine and scrumptious vittles. I made one of my favorite comfort food dishes from my homeland of Canada: poutine. It is not even remotely healthy but oh, it’s so very good. 🙂 Simply pile piping hot French fries on your plate, sprinkle with grated cheese (we used Swiss) and top with peppery roast beef gravy. If you want to be TRULY Canadian, finish it off with a drizzle of white vinegar.
What is your favorite comfort food from your homeland?
1 bag frozen French Fries
2-3 cans roast beef gravy
2-3 cups grated cheese (Swiss, Monterey Jack or Mozzarella work best)
salt and pepper to taste
Optional: white vinegar
- Bake French fries according to directions on bag.
- While fries are baking, heat gravy in saucepan. I like adding lots of freshly ground black pepper.
- When fries are done, salt to tasted then pile them on individual plates, sprinkle with cheese, drizzle with gravy and eat.
- Add a few shots of white vinegar to make it truly Canadian. 🙂