Reminisce : To Indulge In Enjoyable Recollection Of Past Events

Friday 13th –


Mike went to work cleaning up around our cottage, using the leaf blower to tidy up our cobblestone.
The trees around here drop stuff like crazy!

The one time I laid out on the lawn was cut short immensely by the constant things dropping out of the trees and onto me and I didn’t know if it was tree life or bug life.

I wondered around the yard, mostly just trying to avoid the dust Mike was creating 😜

Once he was done that we sat outside to enjoy the sun awhile before lacing up our runners and adding a 18 minute, 3km jog to our day.

It was exhausting, as sad as I am to actually admit that πŸ˜’

It was time to enjoy some good ol farmers sausage from home πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

With macaroni salad including dill pickles also from home, it was a meal reminiscent of Saskatchewan summer evenings indeed 😊❀️  


Saturday 14th – 


As soon as we got up I began making a drumstick cake to have ready for when Mikes aunt and uncle came over later that day.
Another dish that makes me think of summer evenings at home, either summer is hitting hard or homes on the brain… πŸ‘πŸ’•

Groceries then needed buying.
There was a sale on pasta sauces, if you bought two you got a pasta bowl free 😏
Mike couldn’t resist and we will now be finding new uses for pasta sauce since he wanted two bowls 😜

Kibbeling was the chosen meal lunch and then we had to get back to the cottage.

One thing I’ve found to be kind of cool at the grocery stores, is that from time to time they will have assorted packages of vegetables and seasonings required to make a certain dish.

This time I got a package containing an eggplant, zucchini, onion, garlic, red pepper, raisins and a package of couscous… for 4 euros!  

Since I would never cook up a whole bag of eggplant, onion or couscous on their own, the package is the best way to test out new recipes without wasting a whole lot of money and produce ☺️

Mikes aunt and uncle came around 4:00 and his aunt brought him one of his favourite desserts, apple cake.
Spoiled 😏

We spent the afternoon visiting and testing the drumstick cake.  

It turned out fairly well considering I was missing more than half the normally used ingredients😁

(Is anyone interested in the recipe? πŸ™‚πŸ½)


Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

3 thoughts on “Reminisce : To Indulge In Enjoyable Recollection Of Past Events”

  1. Good job love hearing your stories, once again your mom surprised me I had no idea she was coming
    Told her I just about surprised her and flew there and was gonna come back with the girls
    Your dad and uncle dale laughed said wouldn’t that be funny ,and they were not sure for who if we passed each other in the plane trying to surprise each other one of these times
    Your moms task is to make poppy seed buns now
    Weather has been cool and windy but changing today looks like sun and a warm up
    LOVE MY CUP πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌ
    Keep writing
    Love Auntie Doreen


    1. Haha, that is funny! Good thing you opted to stay home ;P
      Oooh enjoy those poppyseed buns for me too!!
      Glad you like the cup! πŸ˜€
      Love you too and tell everyone hi for me πŸ™‚


  2. Am I interested in that deliciously looking, full loaded calorie dessert!? πŸ˜³πŸ˜‘ ABSOLUTELY is an understatement!! πŸ˜πŸ™ˆπŸ˜„


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