Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break Part 1

Happy Hump Day everyone.  I can’t believe that it’s already Wednesday late afternoon.  Boy does time fly when you’re having fun.  I just got in a little while ago from spending my day in the Big City… Vancouver, that is.  And it was a pretty good day.  I was looking forward to going since I got to my parent’s house….more on that shortly Smile

So here is a nice recap of my last couple of days……


I decided to go for a run today.  My grandparents live about 4.5km from my parents, so it’s the perfect distance for a nice jog.  Plus it gave Buster a chance to get in a run too..unfortunately it was raining when I woke up, but a little bit of rain did not deter me from getting out.  It took me about 40 minutes to jog the distance..way slower than I wanted as I have a race to attend in May.  But I also realised that I should probably take it easy since I need my legs and muscles to be in excellent form for my NLS (Lifeguarding) exam Thursday and Sunday. 

By the time I got back home after visiting with my grandparents and helping them with some stuff around their house, it was time to prepare for dinner.  My dad grilled up some salmon and I made a batch of my Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Rice Balls.  The last time I made these, they split in the oven and all the cheese started oozing out.  So this time I pan fried them first and then finished them in the oven.  I also didn’t stuff them quite as much.  And this did the trick…they were perfect.  I also added Saffron to the rice this time. 





This morning my mom and I had to take the puppy to the vet for her next set of shots.  She did really well and was not scared to go.  After we dropped her off at home again, we went out to run some errands and pick up a few things at the stores. I bought these items:


And I helped my mom pick out a brand new Food Processor.  I really like mine, so she got the same one. We convinced the sales clerk to price match since this exact same model was $60 cheaper at Wal-Mart.  But we left the store happy, so all was good. 


I always get excited and cannot wait to try out new appliances when they come home, so can you guess the first thing I made with it?  I’ll give you a hint…they are small, round, raw, yummy..and contain chocolate Smile 


I also came up with a new recipe…. Hot Smoked Salmon and Artichoke Dip.  I remember eating this type of dish at a restaurant in the summertime and it was super delicious.  My parents are going to have company over Saturday night for dinner and were looking for an appetizer to serve, so this is why I thought this dip may be a good idea….and we had to try it out before serving it…hehee…another reason to pull out the new KitchenAid machine Smile  Recipe to follow….


Hope everyone is having a great day.  Gotta run to write another post…next up my Vancouver adventures.

With love,



1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of it. Food gets lost when it comes to springbreak. People pay attention more to parties and drinking. For more conservative people, spring makes a perfect time for indulgence.