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Ever have those days when you don't want to cook? You just want to pull something from the freezer but you want it to taste good and you want to know how it was made. Some convenience foods are great in a pinch but I like knowing where my food, in this case meat came from.

Are you concerned about the source of your meat or produce? Just because I'm a meat eater, doesn't mean I'll eat it from anywhere. I do care about how the animals were fed, raised & ultimately slaughtered. Which means more expensive meat, less often and I'm okay with that.

Well I solved this convenience problem for a little while by cooking up a few poultry options. Portioning it and tossing it in the freezer. I like to do this often but have been slacking for the last few months.

Brussel sprouts, one of my favourites. Lightly steamed makes my mouth happy.

Steam some veggies or make a quick salad, while the main part of the dish is heating up. Or if I just want something different than what someone else has cooked, I'm good to go.

Below: Chicken wings, before & after cooking. Cornish hen, before & after cooking. Turkey & beef meatballs, frozen & uncooked, ready to drop in some homemade tomato sauce.



Yep, that's how it is. When I'm tired and the only other option is cereal, my frozen meals are a blessing.

Do you ever make food and freeze it or do you just buy what's at the store/restaurant, when you don't have the time or want to cook?

Song of the Day:Signs of Life - Burn, Burn  'Signs of Life'- Our Lady Peace, Burn, Burn, 2009, Our Lady Peace Inc. (Links may not work in all countries.)

*V is for Vengeance Author Sue Grafton's latest novel.*

Till next time,



I do think that I've had my fill of romance novels for awhile, even though I did enjoy my latest read. I like the fact that some romance novels are starting to be written like 'regular' fiction books instead of pure, ridiculous fantasy.  The Christmas Gift, Nov11 1745, by Darlene Gardner, a Harlequin Super Romance.

the crabby geese

Alex Costas has never left his home town out of guilt and family obligation. He's built a life and a career.

Krista Novak wanted to see the world and family was not going to stop her from doing that. She has made new friends and loves where she lives.

It's been years since these two have seen each other and the sparks are still flying. Who is going to give in first? Who is going to stay and who is going to go?

I enjoyed the book because it shows that you can follow your dreams and still be a part of a family. You don't have to give up on your passion for someone else. Sure there may be consequences but you should at least try before you say "I can't" or I'll never be able to".

No x-rated love scenes. Sometimes they are not necessary, in my opinion. We all get what's going to happen.

Christmas may be over but it's a good pick me up in the middle of a drab January or February.

The Christmas Gift I am an Amazon Affiliate, however I was not paid to do this review.

I give The Christmas Gift 4 out of 5.

P.S. Be safe out there tomorrow night. Keep a couple 20's in the bottom of your shoe as a backup for a taxi. Stay at a friends house. Utilize your local bus service for free rides home. No drinking and driving please. We all want a good start to the new year. See you next year!

Song of the Day:Make You Feel My Love - 19  Make You Feel My Love- Adele, 19, 2008, XL Recordings Ltd (Written and recorded by Bob Dylan as To Make You Feel My Love in 1997). Click here to see a live performance of Make You Feel My Love.

Till next time,