Good Morning

And another very misty day in the wilds of Switzerland. 9 a.m and my garden is waiting for the sparrow invasion. I can hear them chirping in the surrounding trees. The last Sunday before Christmas and I have worked out that I have three shopping days left. I am still endeavouring to get to grips with this holiday and still have a few final groceries to organise. It is mainly the vegetables. I have a good reserve of frozen veg, but I prefer fresh to cook. Of course sprouts must not be missing on the Christmas dinner table. I really do not know why I bother so much, we are only three people. It seems that at the table in Britain there will be even less people after the latest news about their mega lockdown with no family visitors at Christmas.

Yesterday I did my own lock down and was at home all day.

I think the only time I left the appartment to go outside was to feed the birds and take a few photos. Photos are very scarce at the moment as I am not going into town. There is too much virus threat around, and better to play safe at home.

And that is really all I have to say today. I have no big plans for the day, perhaps I might bake a cake to keep me busy. Have a good Sunday everyone.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning. Looks like the photos show a very pleasant morning. The snow on your mountains largely seems to have melted. I don’t know what the deal is with brussels sprouts. They were never part of our holiday tradition in our family (actually I guess they were .. my mother and her father who lived with us always ate them, I would eat a few, but not a lot), but now suddenly there are large displays of them in the grocery stores. My wife will not eat them, I like them but when we have a divergence of preferences for food, I have to be careful how much I cook. Also they do not freeze well once cooked. This week I had some smaller butternut squash … I cut them in half lengthwise, cleaned out the seeds, then baked them slow in the counter top oven for over an hour and ate a bit, but saved a bit for later. It helped to warm the kitchen. They are wonderful with a simple sauce of water, brown sugar, 3 whole cloves, dash nutmeg, dash cinnamon, dash salt. It is for basting or later when the tender pieces are reheated in the microwave a bit of the sauce is added to bring back memories of the Thanksgiving table. Today is off to the market for our turn to lay in the goodies for the Christmas table. Have a great day. SLP …

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    • Brussel sprouts seem to have become a Tradition to serve as a veg at Christmas. I never liked them at home as mum would cook them until they almost dissolved. I like them with a bite and so does Mr. Swiss, my autistic avoids most green things on his plate, so he gets carrots.. i don’t mind butternut and It cooks well in my air fryer.

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  2. Good Morning!
    I have only heard about the Mega Lockdown in England, but not yet seen the news about it. I am not certain I want to. Our ‘situation’ here is not so good. I should not go into town to work on my planter box as I had intended to do tomorrow. It has been neglected for a very long time, and is in a prominent situation downtown, but must be neglected for a while longer. I am embarrassed by its condition. Oh well.

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    • There will be no family Christmas in England this year. No-one is allowed visitors. They have a new variant of the virus which is more contagious it seems. I read that things are also not so good in California. It is a unhappy situation in the world.

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      • Californians (or those who migrate to California) are innately entitled. That is not conducive to slowing such disease. Too many people believe that masks violate their rights.

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  3. I know what you mean about this Holiday Seasons being different. How much socializing can one do, if one is trying to stay safe at home.
    Still, I wish you and yours a Healthy & Happy Holiday, be it ever so small! 🙂
    Stay Safe!!

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