National Send a Friend A Card Day!
National Fettuccini Alfredo Day!
A Day where I have no school, no practicum and no work !
I had grand visions of going to a cute stationary store near our apartment and picking out a few cards with Duncan after having a run around Kits Beach.
But a few things happened that made me make alternative decisions.
First thing on the beach, a couple of Japanese tourists were Face-timing family back home (I presume) in a crouched down position.
Duncan managed to barge through them from behind and in a single leap land on the man’s lap and photo bomb the live feed, giving them the start of their lives.
They did see the humour in it.
Next up was a mom with a baby strapped to her chest and a toddler at her side at waters edge. Now Duncan loves toddlers so of course he lunged for him nearly knocking him right into the February sea. Luckily the toddler took the spill sand-ward and no one got soaked.
Mother was rotted.
And then finally we encounter a young artist, sitting on a log with his sketch book and supplies spread out accordingly, staring at the sea.
Duncan, with Magic Mike like agility, jumped onto his lap, splaying oil pastels and pencils everywhere. The artist did get a kick out of it, but that was the end of Duncan’s reign of terror.
I leashed him up and aimed for the card store. En route I noticed Duncan was no longer on leash. The clasp had broken. So I tied it on and just headed home.
Once home I realized I didn’t want to leave again. So I used what I had on hand which was some pretty cute origami paper ! I looked up how to make ‘cards’ and found instructions to make these hearts
Three Hearts for three people! I won’t say in case they are reading – it won’t be a surprise!
When the cards were folded and enveloped, stamped and posted, it was time to focus on the star cause for celebration this particular day – Fettuccini Alfredo.
I have never ever made Fettuccini Alfredo before and honestly don’t think I have ever really eaten it before.
I researched some recipes and decided to make a fusion of the best ideas
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 1 brick of cream cheese (full fat)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon nutmeg
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- fresh basil
Sautee garlic, diced in butter. Then combine rest of ingredients. It will thicken like cray so be vigilant and don’t make it too early in advance of serving.
I bought two packages of locally made fresh fettuccine
I also prepared some Tofurkey chicken and Chrissy made a salad
We had Kathleen, Graham and Molly over and hit the wine. It was delightful and we made drunken plans of renting a river boat in the summer.
They also brought me a card in honour of National Send a Card to a Friend Day!