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Whimsical Wednesday # 220

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday! 

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

I'm told that this method of learning is reliable (*~*) 

I don't remember where I found this, possibly it IS googled, but if I borrowed it from your site, then thank you.

saw something new and surprising here in Adelaide today

An open "bus" powered by several people pedalling it while having drinks.

go here to see what I saw.

You won't be sorry :D

Musical Monday # 93


Sunday Selections #269


the Chicken Stroganoff verdict

I was going to do this tomorrow, but I'll probably forget, so tonight it is.

I should clarify that I have never had stroganoff in my life, so don't know what the sauce is supposed to be like. I did think it should have been more creamy than it was, but I could be wrong. 

The sauce was a little thin, a little runny, the chicken was a little dry. I expected the dryness, because chicken breast is often dry when cooked in casseroles and this is similar. 

The taste? Well, hints of chicken flavour, the mushrooms were tasty, (I used pre-sliced Swiss browns), overall though a bit bland.

Is this how stroganoff is supposed to taste? a bit bland? 

I'm wondering if adjusting the amounts of ingredients to suit my smaller pot contributed to the difference. Certainly I could have cooked it for a lesser time and maybe the chicken wouldn't have been dry.
Less water and more sour cream might result in a creamier sauce; extra chicken stock would add more flavour. Probably a regular chicken sto…

new recipes are such an adventure aren't they?

especially when step one is to measure a quantity of warm water.

boil the kettle, measure the water and place in a *white ceramic bowl, set it aside to cool.

measure all the other ingredients and have them also set aside ready to be added as necessary. 
begin putting away all unused utensils and bowls. (I always get out too many, in case I make a mistake and have to re-measure)

*carelessly lift up the *white ceramic bowl to put it back in the cupboard and drench your t-shirt, one shoe and most of the kitchen floor.

sigh heavily and dry off yourself, the floor and put the wet shoe outside.

boil the kettle....


**made in a slow cooker pot.

1kg chicken breast, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 packet of French onion soup powder
3 teaspoons crushed garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons "gourmet garden" basil paste
375 g sliced mushrooms
1 tub chicken stock jelly (from the continental four-pack, each tub holds about a tablespoon)
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1…

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Whimsical Wednesday # 219

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

today's giggle is NOT googled, instead you get to see my newest fridge magnets along with the oldest one. 

Let's start with the oldest one:

I don't remember when I bought this, but it's certainly more appropriate now than it was back then (*~*)

Now the two new ones:

you like?

I'm careful, but I'll be double checking locks now

I heard tonight there's been a lot of thievery going on in my neighbourhood this past week. Some very close to home :(

My neighbour P, who lives across the lobby, bought one of these wheeled 'carriers' last Thursday.

they're similar to the larger ones that get attached to bicycles and children ride in them. 
(I don't approve of that, they look too dangerous to me).

Anyway, P bought this just last Thursday and kept it next to her 'gopher', even had a blue plastic tarp over it, just like she does on her gopher.
Where? In the small alcove next to the back door to the lobby. It isn't visible unless someone walks all the way around the building. 

Today, it was stolen. Even the tarp was stolen. P is very upset. These things aren't cheap and she's an aged pensioner. It was purchased to help her carry the bottles and cans P collects and takes to the recycle centre weekly.The money she gets from those, goes to the RSPCA for the animal shelters.

I suggested she …