Friday 18 May 2018

End of a Busy Week

    Just realized I haven't had to cook dinner since last Friday! This is how my week went:

Last Saturday I attended the West Toronto Ball at Casa Colombo. We had a delicious meal - pasta (it is an Italian venue, after all!), chicken and salmon with nicely prepared vegetables and a chocolate mousse with coffee to finish. Then we danced to live music until midnight although I left just before 11:00 p.m. as my feet and legs were complaining.

On Sunday I had dinner with Judy and family for Mother's Day. Steve and Alison were there too and the men cooked the meal - tasty chicken with plenty of crunchy salads. Judy had found a chocolate fountain at the thrift store and she got it running after dinner. Fruit, sponge cake and pretzels for dipping, a fun and easy way to serve dessert! Everyone was very impressed. I went home with a lovely hanging basket (from Steve) and a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle from Judy. I have yet to start it as it looks quite challenging!

Monday was our final night at Dance group so we had a pot luck party after dancing for an hour. I didn't bother with dinner before I went as there is always tons of food!

On Tuesday I was out for lunch with the retired teachers (salmon, salad, tasty vegetables and a yummy cheesecake with raspberry coulis) so just soup and a sandwich for dinner.

Wednesday was a bus outing to St. Jacob's to see "West Side Story". First stop was the Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge - I had never been and it was very much worth a visit. Then lunch in Waterloo before the theatre show so no dinner needed again that night. The show was quite spectacular, well worth the bus trip.

On Thursday Donna, Marilyn and I  went to Remizzio's after the Probus meeting and I had lobster bisque followed by crab cakes, my usual choices when we are there. Another soup and sandwich dinner as I wasn't too hungry by the evening.

Today was back to my usual routines but I needed to use up some vegetables so made a batch of fennel and carrot soup and an eggplant Caponata so that was dinner. I had taken some chicken out of the freezer but couldn't face it or salmon one more time this week!


  1. You HAVE been busy! Again, I'm always impressed with how many groups you have joined and things you do. Were you this busy before you retired or is this lifestyle post-retirement? -Jenn

  2. Definitely post-retirement. In fact it took me 3 or 4 years to find my groove. Now I am thinking of cutting back in a few areas. This is a tricky time as some of my winter activities are winding down but not over, and my summer ones have already started. I didn't mention I also went to my monthly book club meeting since it didn't involve food!