Made In Canada

Monday Oct 23rd –

It was the husbands first day on the new job 😎

After interviews and paperwork, hisΒ 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 grimyΒ πŸ˜œπŸ‘ŒπŸ»


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 😜

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 worked😏

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


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 πŸ˜‰

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


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 ☺️



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 πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™„

Experiencing My Previously Experienced Experiences

Wednesday Feb 1st –

Doesburg day β›ͺ️🏘

After a quick breakfast of apples with a yogurt fruit dip ( thanks epicure – Epicure Summer Berry Dip  ) it was time for us to show Zoe the town Mike grew up in.

And also to make sure loempias got tested😜

The sun was shining so it was a nice day to do some town touring, which Zoe and I did while Mike took care of some car stuff since he would be taking the Audi back to the dealership… it was going to be a tough day for him πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

Zoe and I walked around town and it is such a nice thing to be able to express things to someone who sees the same oddities/differences that I do πŸ˜‹

After we had browsed throughout town, Mike was finally able to join us to eatπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

It’s also just as nice to be able to share the things I’ve found to enjoy with a friend from home, like loempias 😎

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