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ger_77

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About ger_77

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  • Location
    Saskatoon, Canada
  • Interests
    Cruising, Dining, Family-ing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Eastern Mediterranean

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  1. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Love brandied fruit - haven't had it since the 70's, as @dfish has mentioned, so I might have to look up the recipe and make a batch. Hooray for chefs and waiters - sure miss those on HAL who always made our meals so memorable. A great suggestion for dinner, but living on the "frozen tundra", our access to fresh lobster is limited. Speaking of which, this is what we woke to this morning: I think we might have the mac & cheese, but with the addition of some farmer's sausage and salad to round out the plates. And wine. We're off to become inFLUencers, by getting our flu shots today. Prayers for everyone who needs them and for those who don't think they do. We'll raise our wine glasses to all on the celebration list. Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  2. Feta cheese - it was delicious! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  3. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! A great selection of days; rain forests should be celebrated and revered, as should multicultural diversity. We seem to make friends on every cruise we've taken, and miss the experience, but look forward to the future when we can once more. I like the menu suggestion for today, but we had pulled pork the other night, so I think I might put together the baked spaghetti that was suggested a few days ago. I have to make a trip to the grocery store to pick up some extra parmesan cheese, and maybe ingredients for a Greek salad. Speaking of Greek salad, 3 years ago today we were in Nafplion where we took a tour to see the Corinth Canal - a memory forever etched in my mind that we were actually there - and after stopped for our traditional "beer in every port" and a snack. This had to be the tastiest Greek salad we've ever had: @Seasick Sailor I have to tell you, I have a phobia about snakes, so your photo made me shreik. Thinking of the consequences with that little boy just made my whole body quake. The monkey and pigeon, on the other hand, was adorable. Prayers for everyone on the list, and even for those who don't think they need them. We'll raise our glass and toast all on the celebratory side of things at dinner tonight. Stay well, be safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  4. Three years ago today we were at Katakalon, Greece - of course we went to where the Olympic games began and ran a bit. This was the beautiful sunrise that welcomed us into port that morning. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  5. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Love meatloaf (both food and music), I try to prevent a beard by plucking the "stray eyebrows", and we just bought a toy camera for our GS for Christmas! Love the quote for the day - he was a smart guy. Today will be spent getting ready for the "S" word by heading outside with the nut grabber, picking up all the ornamental crabapples that fall onto our lawn and patio from the neighbour's tree. I usually get a couple of water pails full before they are finally covered for the season, and it's looking like this year we'll have a bumper crop. I love baked spaghetti - in fact I told DH we should have that one evening soon. Tonight though, we'll be having leftover stuffed pepper soup courtesy my step-daughter who brought a big container over for us late last night. I might make a batch of 2 Hour Buns to go with it, and that'll be a great Sunday evening dinner. And wine. Happy Birthday @Seasick Sailor; wishing you many more happy healthy ones! Prayers for everyone on the list, and even for those who don't think they need them. Raising our wine glasses in celebration for all on the happier side. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  6. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I've often said gaudy is my favourite colour, so woo hoo! A great combination of days; pasta and sweets. In case some of you were wondering what DH came up with for dinner last night, it wasn't anything gag-worthy. A simple meal of ramen noodles - to which he added a can of vegetables and some broth - and ham sandwiches was our repast. I love the meal suggestion for today, but have a pork loin that will be going into the slow cooker with some bbq sauce for pulled pork sandwiches. I'll likely make a brownie for dessert to honour Sweetest Day. And wine. We should have been boarding the lovely Rotterdam today for our 5th trans-Atlantic out of Barcelona, so maybe I'll make up a pitcher of sangria and drink it out of a water jug sized glass like they do on Las Ramblas to soothe the pain. Sigh. Prayers for all on the list, and even for those who don't think they need them. We will raise our wine glasses to toast all who are celebrating as well. Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  7. That's why I said Lots of wine . . . I'm not sure which was worse, the cream of sardine soup or the sherried beans . . . they weren't green beans, they were the canned baked beans. I almost get the dry heaves just thinking about them. In Sask., we've been told the high dose was only given to people in care homes who were at higher risk than the rest of us. We go for our low dose on Wednesday next week. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  8. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I've been my own boss for 5 years now, and can say it's the best job ever! Great quote, and love the combination of days. I often become our dictionary while DH is on the computer; more often than not, he'll say "Ger, how do you spell *insert word here*", as I've always been good at spelling. I'll share a pic of our beloved Sochi playing with one of her stuffed mice on the stairs: Dinner tonight is up to DH, so I'm not sure what we'll be having, but it's always an adventure when he's in the kitchen (ever had cream of sardine soup or sherried beans?). And wine. Lots of wine. LOL Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do. I'll raise the wine glass to toast all on the celebratory list tonight. Be well, stay safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  9. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! It's unusual for us to see anyone with a white cane, but it's nice to know they have a special day for them. At our house every day is handwashing day, particularly in these times. @VMax1700 Breast Health Day isn't only for the ladies - we know two men who have been diagnosed and successfully treated for breast cancer, so ladies and gentlemen, check yourselves! Neither DH nor I are a fan of black bean soup, so that one will be off the table (so to speak) for us. I do like the alternative suggested by Roy - in fact, I'd love to have that for our dinner tonight, but it seems that we'll be having leftovers brought home from our evening at Olive Garden last night. I ordered the Seafood Alfredo, while DH had Steak Alfredo - both came out in huge portions after we'd enjoyed a couple of plates of salad, so there's only re-heating tonight, not cooking. And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do. We'll raise our glasses for all on the celebration list. Stay well, be safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  10. Just had to pop in to say I'm feeling sorry for myself right now. Today we were to have been in Barcelona and I should have been sipping on at least my 3rd sangria right now. Instead I'm at home, raking leaves, waiting for the snow to come . . . sigh. @Horizon chaser 1957 I'm happy your luggage all arrived without incident or breakage! @Overhead Fred I love your condo - glad you had a great offer for it! @bennybear Our son sent photos from Calgary this morning which looked quite similar to yours. Sorry. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  11. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Hooray for Emergency Nurses; they're so important! Yay for desserts and some days since this whole Covid event began, it felt like we were just spinning tops. I love the drink of the day - but a word of caution, don't ever overdo it with White Russians. Just don't. The meal suggestion is what I prepared for us for Thanksgiving, substituting pork chops for the chicken, and adding a can of cream of celery soup, as well as doubling the rice. We love mushy rice, and this makes it very mushy. Tonight we'll be having dinner with a friend who is celebrating her 75th birthday; she's chosen to go to Olive Garden, so maybe I'll have the Chicken Carbonara that was suggested yesterday. And wine. Prayers for all on the list - especially for all who loved DeeniEncinitas' friend - and for those who don't think they need them. We will raise our glasses at dinner to celebrate all there is, because life is short. Be well, stay safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  12. Two years ago we were in Venice prior to our 14 day Med. cruise; I took this as we were returning to the vaporetto station with the sun starting to go down. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  13. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I'm not sure about skeptics . . . we try to be Good Samaritans whenever possible, and I'm pretty sure many of us faced our fears during the Covid lockdown. I love the quote - when we were returning from our recent family visit, we decided to take an alternate route home. The route we chose would tack an extra 1.5 hours onto our usual 7 or 8, but it proved to be such a delight. We drove through rolling hills with lots of trees, farm and ranch land, and of course the colours were beautiful. It was definitely worth the extra time and driving the "road not taken". Great suggestion for dinner tonight, but I like Roy's alternate as well - once again he had me at Chilled Sour Cherry Soup. Does anyone else miss those cold fruit soups? We'll be having leftover pork chop casserole and Impossible Cherry pie tonight. And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do. We'll raise our wine glasses tonight for all on the celebration list. Stay well, be safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  14. Two years ago today we were at the Hotel Al Vivit in Mestre, Italy. It was a 10 minute train ride into the heart of Venice; we toured for a couple of days prior to our 14 day Mediterranean cruise. At night the square in front of the hotel came alive with little bistro tables brought out from restaurants hidden by the arches. Musicians set up in the square to serenade the public wandering through. This year we're emptying the flower pots and putting back into storage to get the yard ready for winter. Sigh. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  15. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian CC friends all over the world, and Happy Columbus Day / Indigenous People's Day / Monday to everyone else. What a combination of days; I do know at times my father was a frustrated, arthritic farmer, so he had it all going on! I'd like to try today's menu suggestion, but DH doesn't particularly care for spicy dishes, so I may have to wait to see it on a restaurant menu and order it. Because we had our delicious turkey dinner yesterday (courtesy our wonderful neighbour), today I'm baking a pork chop/rice casserole dish that will make our house smell almost as yummy as cooking turkey. And wine. Prayers for everyone on the list, and even for those who don't think they need them. We will raise our wine glasses this evening, thankful for all the blessings we have received, and to celebrate those on the list. Be well, stay safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
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