Here is my family in photos

Here is a photo of me taken this summer.  I have brown hair but they are colored dark brown espresso.  I’m going to turn 30 years old next Friday Ohhhh LOL

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This is my son Lou (4 years old) and Thierry (my boyfriend and father of Lou).  We’ve been together for 7 years.  This photo was last Saturday when we celebrated my son’s birthday.

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The three of us.

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His Scooby-Doo cake.  He loved it.

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Here is our “little” baby cat.  We named him Cashmire.  He’s 2 years old and still crazy like a baby.  And he sleeps on my pillow each night.  And he is so nice with my son.

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Here is my boyfriend’s cat : Cotonel.  He’s old and is boring.

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Here is the last baby we bought at the end of August.  Our little baby Sookie.  She won’t be more than 3-4 pounds.  She’s a lionhead rabbit.  I’ve already had rabbits when I was living with my parents.  But this one is the best.  She’s very nice and soft.

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I hope you enjoyed the show 😀

Have a nice weekend everyone.  🙂

Pizza?

On Sunday I made 2 pizza.  I made the crust in my bread machine.  Then I made the pizza sauce (no cooking involved).  I put pepperoni on both pizza.  And plenty of veggies on top : mushrooms, red bell peppers and red onions.  The crust is very good and the sauce is great.

This week I’m tired a lot.  Yesterday my boyfriend got a little surgery.  He can’t walk for almost a week.  In the middle of the night it began to ache.  So I didn’t sleep a lot.  He was supposed to go to work but couldn’t.  It’s too painfull.  I’m so glad to have leftover of pizza and also salmon pie.  I don’t feel like cooking.

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Salmon Pie

I’ve always loved when my mother made salmon pie (pâté au saumon).  Her recipe was very simple.  She used a can of red salmon, kept the juice to mash the potatoes, added a roasted onion and that was it.  All of this in a pie crust and topped with another one.  Sometimes she added cooked diced carrots, but I didn’t like it so much.

She was visiting us for the weekend and I told her I wanted to do a salmon pie.  I’ve never made one.  Here is the one I made : Rustic Salmon Pie.

The recipe didn’t say to keep or drain the salmon liquid.  I kept it and added it to my potatoes.  And I used a bit more of mashed potatoes.  I roasted a small onion and green onions and added this to the mixture.

The pastry crust is really easy to do with the food processor.  In the filling since I used the liquid of the salmon, I used just a little bit of 2% fat milk.  I kept the bones and skins from the salmon.  It adds calcium to the recipe.

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Broccoli recipe + Giveaway

Last Friday, I told you I would try a recipe with broccoli.  It was great.  We all loved it.  It’s a great dish for those who don’t like broccoli like me.  It uses a can of mushroom soup (I use Campbell).  By the way, go to this giveaway on the blog of The Foodie Diaries.  Who knows, maybe you can be the lucky winner 😀

Here is the recipe : White Trash Broccoli Casserole

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TGIF – Apple Martini

I’m glad that it’s finally Friday.  I had a weird week.  On Wednesday night I got an headache, runny nose, and I was sneezing a lot.  I felt like I got the flu.  At 9:30 I went to bed.  I would have like to read but was not well enough.  And yesterday I was fine.  No cold, no flu.  That’s weird but I’m glad it was only an evening.

Today my mother is visiting us until Monday morning.  Tomorrow is my son’s birthday.  4 years old.  We’re invited for lunch at my father in law.  It’s going to be great 🙂  We’re bringing the Scooby-Doo cake.  It’s going to be awesome.

Tonight for dinner, we’re going to eat steak on bbq (I did the marinade this morning), twice-baked potatoes from Barbies (a restaurant we have in Montreal that I love), and I’m going to do a recipe with broccoli, mushroom soup and cheese.  I’m going to post the recipe with photo later in the weekend.  I hope it’s going to be delicious.  I don’t really like broccoli but maybe it’s going to be great in this recipe.

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This is a wonderful drink (for us).  I hope you’ll enjoy if you try it.

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Apple Martini

1 ounce vodka

1 ounce sour apple schnapps or apple Schnapps

1 ounce Applejack or apple juice or applesauce

Shake everything with ice in a shaker until frosted. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (martini glass) and garnish with a slice of apple.