Made In Canada

Monday Oct 23rd –

It was the husbands first day on the new job ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After interviews and paperwork, hisย trial of working for Kraft had begun.


I went to our house and got the almost completely finished upstairs, cleaned out, so that some unpacking could slowly begin.

It felt SO good to have even a small space of the house clean enough to walk around in with no shoes on and your hands not feeling grimyย ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


I had arranged a special meal for Mike that night, in honour of his job and all the work on the house which he has done so far.

A Canadian replication of a Dutch meal.


I had made ‘nasi balls’ the week before and froze them in preparation for that day.

The outcome wasn’t bad but not as close as I would have liked for the amount of work they were to create either ๐Ÿ˜œ

Applesauce, mayo and curry ketchup were the dipping sauces put out along side fries Dad had picked up in town.

We re deep-fried them, to try to get that extra outer crunch that is needed when consuming fries… it worked๐Ÿ˜

Chicken fingers and Caesar salad were also prepared in case there were those who wouldn’t be satisfied with just nasi balls and fries ๐Ÿ˜‰


But that wasn’t all, Dad had also picked up soft serve ice cream, which I then served in cones with ‘disco dip’ sprinkles for dessert.



They were spot on to how the Dutch snack bar ice cream tastes, so I was thrilled about that ๐Ÿ˜‰

All in all, for being a ‘fake’ Dutch meal, it was a pretty good mimicry if I do say so myself ๐Ÿ˜‰


Mike was pleased.

Tuesday Oct 24th –

A morning like most.



Catching up on the writing I was getting behind on, laundry, more house things packed away, more house things looked at online, supper preparations etc.

Leftover ham had been turned into chowder and was served with cheese bread โ˜บ๏ธ



Why don’t men like soup more?!

On a dull, fall day, when warmth and comfort food is the obvious answer, why is soup still just ‘tolerated’?

That’s how it is with my dude at least ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™„

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans ๐Ÿ˜Š 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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