Spinach and Avocado Pasta – Again

Good afternoon, everyone! It has been a long time since I’ve blogged about my attempts at making food, so I thought I would share last night’s dinner with you.

I, once again, made the pasta with Avocado sauce, as I did in this blog post. This time, however, I used not spaghetti, but a spinach fettuccine.

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I also cooked up some chicken breasts as the main protein. Since we discovered the meat shop near our new house, I’ve been buying pre-marinated chicken breasts. They’re so easy to cook! I just follow the directions on the meat shop’s sticker (put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes). Which I did. I used two different flavours, the one on the left was Honey Garlic and the one on the right was Mediterranean.

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While my meal was cooking, I emptied three avocados into a bowl, mashed them with a fork, and added salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. I also chopped up two tomatoes.

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Once the chicken and pasta were cooked, I added some of the pasta water to my avocado mixture. Now, while this is part of the recipe I followed, I wouldn’t recommend doing this with the spinach fettuccine water. It wasn’t great. What I would do, instead, is boil hot water in a kettle or add water and put the mixture in a pot on the stove. I haven’t tried this yet, so it would be trial by error.

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I then stirred it and mixed it with the strained pasta.IMG_5562

We then sliced the chicken, so each of us could try both flavours of chicken (though I only chose the Honey Garlic). We plated, adding chunks of tomato over our pasta.

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Overall, it was delicious. It went over well with my boys, but my two year old daughter… not so much. She scrunched her nose at the pasta, said “boogers”, and dumped her portion onto her twin brother’s plate.

Thank you all for reading! Happy Wednesday!

Celebration and Poldark

Good evening, everyone! Today is the first day, since June 8th, that I’ve not thought invariably about my re-write of Love’s Misadventure… and it’s been amazing! Let me be clear, that I love working on my writing, which includes editing. It was simply a refreshing change to have a day in which I could clean the house, play with the kids, and relax without having my editing constantly on my mind.

I’m so proud of my re-write. I feel that the story and my characters have been strengthened and improved. It’s honestly a fantastic feeling. Needless to say, I’ve been celebrating!

Strangely enough, my version of celebrating is rewarding my hard work by watching the new Poldark series.

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I’ve only watched two of the four episodes that I’ve got on my PVR, but I have to say, I think it’s worth the wait. My only criticism would be that the story seems to progress very quickly for my taste (for example, eight months elapse between the second and third episodes), and the cinematography was difficult to become accustomed to. Overall, I am very fond of the show. I mean, who couldn’t like this?:

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Or this?:

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Of course, it’s not just Aidan Turner that has me enamoured of the show. I’m quite fond of the story, the scenery, the costumes… the list could go on. I love the Georgian era in its entirety, so having a great love story set in that time is quite thrilling for me.

Anyway, friends, it is time for my children to go to bed and for me to watch another episode of Poldark! I’m so excited!

Good night and thank you for reading!

Happy 4th and Happy Belated Canada Day!

Good afternoon, everyone! I realize that most of you will be celebrating, and busy with family or friends rather than reading this, so I will keep this short and sweet.

As all of you probably know, I am Canadian, living on the West Coast of Canada. You may also know that on Wednesday (July 1st) we celebrated Canada Day. I wanted to wish my fellow Canadians a great big Happy Canada Day!

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As today is July 4th, I also wanted to wish my American friends, family, and readers a very Happy July 4th!

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I hope you all have a safe and joyful weekend. Enjoy your fireworks, BBQs, and fun in the sun!

Thank you so much for reading! Happy Saturday!