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Happy Birthday, Pilla06!

Dec. 20th, 2013

A LONG BORING WEEK

I am amazed it's already Friday today. I never thought it would arrive. Though I have been quite busy this week, it has dragged on so slowly.

Besides having a doctor's appointment Wednesday morning, I have practically bought all groceries I need for Christmas and New Year's. The only thing left to buy, is the ham. And I bought this BIG turkey for New Year's. It weighed almost 5 kilos (about 10lbs)!!!! But there will be a lot of left overs- for my cats. They can never get enough of turkey. They love it almost more than they love chicken.

Last night, I decided to roll a whole batch of meatballs and fry them, before popping them in the freezer until Christmas. Have to have meatballs on the table or else it won't really feel like Christmas. Of course, I couldn't resist eating a few. Mm, nom!

Yesterday afternoon and long into the night, it was also raining. Or rather, pouring down. Today, I actually caught a little bit of sun! Still no snow and only 4 days until Christmas. Hm. Though I am not big on coldness and snow, for Christmas, I think there is nothing more beautiful and moodenhancing than a white landscape. Fingers crossed!

I'm meeting up with my friend in about an hour. We've got some errands to run, so we decided to do them together. It will be really dark by 4 pm and I wish the street lights were better!

The mail just arrived. Every 3rd month, our local church sends out a news magazine. I started crying when I read my mom's name among all the funeral services that have been held. I can't believe it's been less than 4 months since she passed away. It's hard sometimes...

Dec. 19th, 2013

CHILI CON CARNE

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Some friends of mine started talking about taco spices and for some reason the conversation turned to chili. Now, I LOVE chili, though I'm no expert at making it. I mean, mine's very plain and simple, but very tasty still.

Well, after our talk yesterday afternoon, I grabbed my container with raw white beans, put them in a pot with some water and soaked them over night in the fridge. This morning, I drained them, poured fresh water on them and put the pot on the stove to let them simmer away until tender. It took at least 2 hours. Then I got a larger pot, semi browned the ground beef, added a tin of chopped tomatoes and then drained cooked beans. Also added some water, only to finish with some salt and ground black pepper. I let the chili simmer on quite a low heat for about about 30 minutes to an hour, stirred occasionally and added some water when the stew got to thick.

To serve with this, I cooked my favorite kind of rice; Basmati. I sometimes only make toast and eat with the chili.

I know there are a million ways to make chili and mine is so plain, but still very tasty. My dad, who hated this kind of food, would often ask me to make it, so I guess that means it's not so bad. :)

I ended my lunch with eating four Ferrero Rocher- my favorites ever!!!!

Dec. 13th, 2013

QUOTE

"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes,
or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only
you can hear"-

Oscar Wilde.

Dec. 6th, 2013

SNOWSTORM

Well, almost. It rained last night and into the morning, but then, all of a sudden, later in the morning, the snow started falling and the wind picked up. It hasn't stopped yet. Brr. I know it's that time of the year for snow, but I'm still not ready for it. I HATE being cold! On the plus side; a white Christmas is a must in my book.

Nov. 13th, 2013

FRIED CHICKEN STRIPS

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Today, I took my first stab at making fried chicken strips. I usually don't make or eat deep fried foods, but I found a recipe that sounded easy and tasty. It was both.

All I did was cut the chicken breasts into thin strips, coat them in mustard, followed by dipping them in flour, egg and finally bread crumbs. I added some herbal salt to both the flour and bread crumbs to make sure it wouldn't taste bland. Then I fried them in a skillet in a little oil. Not too high heat. Finished by draining them on some papertowel.

The potatoes, I just peeled, cut into wedges, boiled until almost tender, drained them off and let them steam for a few minutes, and then fried in a little bit of butter in a skillet. I added herbal salt and thyme to them, because I just LOVE thyme.

Easy as pie! But I have to apologize for the not so apetizing photo. I am crap at photographing food!!!! But I guarantee you; it tasted great! :)

Nov. 7th, 2013

IN PAIN

Yesterday, my doctor forbade me to do ANY lifts or anything that will put pressure/stress on my shoulder/arm. She was NOT very happy when I told her I had been shopping for grocieries Monday morning after I'd been to see her. And since I use my left arm mostly, it has started to hurt some too, so she said I should try and rest that as much as possible too, or it will get strained too much. Sigh. She told me to ask family and friends for help with shopping and stuff. I don't feel very comfortable doing that, considering how my family is, but I also know I don't want my shoulder to get worse.
End of pity rant.

On a side note; I made scrumptious potato cakes for lunch. I made homemade mash yesterday, so the leftovers came in handy today. Mm, yum.

I also took a stab at making Brownies. I have somehow lost my perfect recipe, so I sometimes try new ones, but none of them come even close to my old recipe for my liking. Most are SO sweet. Sigh.

It rained again last night when my friend and I went for a long walk. Not much, but a little drizzle. This morning as well. And it's really grey. But not too chilly. Nice for walks.

Oct. 25th, 2013

KATTOR ÄR SÅ LUSTIGA

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Idag, på eftermiddagen, när jag satt på min säng och surfade på Internet, hörde jag en duns och tittade upp. Det var min ena katt, som har fått för sig att han ska ligga på digitalboxen, som somnade så hårt, att han slog huvudet i golvet. Och han fortsatte att sova! Hahaha. Tur att han inte slog i sig så hårt. Lilla gullungen. Tja, liten och liten; han är 12. Men superrar och söt.:)

Oct. 21st, 2013

ANNOYING

There are very few things that annoy me more than when someone says they're going to do something and then don't. Or keep coming up with these lame excuses like "I'm too busy" or "I forgot", or "I'll do it later". Grr.
That's why I never say I'm going to do something if I KNOW I won't. The same with promises. Never make them if you can't keep them. Simple as that.
End of my PMS rant. I think I need to go and eat some chocolate. Only I don't have any chocolate at home (or money to buy some). Sigh.

Oct. 20th, 2013

FREEZING!!!!

Right now, I'm sitting here, freezing my butt off. Not only is it dreadfully cold outside, but inside my apartment as well. I'm dressed in sweats and a cardigan and have made myself a steaming hot mug of tea. Brr.

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