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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Visitors from Ontario

 It’s shocking how years can go by without one's seeing some relatives.  So, naturally, we were so pleased when Bryan’s niece decided to come out to the coast for a holiday. 
Bryan made a pizza to serve them as soon as they arrived.

  Angela and Cristian

 Naturally, there was a lot of reminiscing about family.  Angela made us laugh with her stories about her grandmother who I always remember as such a lady.

Can you imagine Kay cursing under her breath while trying to fix a leaky faucet?

Angela also remembers Kay frequently setting things on fire in the kitchen.  Heating buns in a paper bag was a tricky operation for Kay even though she would conscientiously dampen the outside of the bag.  In addition, well-done chicken and beef made regular appearances on Kay’s table.
However, Angela noted Kay’s more elegant efforts.  A red jellied salad containing canned fruit cocktail was often served along with the aforementioned chicken or beef.
 As an appetizer, Kay would  set half a canned pear on a leaf of Iceberg Lettuce, cover it with Miracle Whip and a sprinkling of paprika.  (This actually sounded very like one of my favourite Cordon Bleu recipes!
Kay`s desserts included Davy Crockett balls, raspberry pies, and, of course, that Chocolate Cake which, I insist, is the best ever!  For recipe, see

Kay with baby Angela

Thanks so much for the lovely visit!


P.S.  Angela sent me the following recipe:
 : "As promised... Grama Foran’s Davey Crockett Balls December 2000 2 cups icing sugar 4 tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup chopped nuts ½ cup (or more!) red/green cherries Mix together, roll into small bite sized balls. Melt 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate with 1/8 bar of paraffin wax. Dips balls into chocolate mixture, allow to dry on tin foil."