Heading into November

Well here we are.  Almost the end of October.  Temperatures are falling, daylight lasts a whole lot less and soon we will see the dreaded winter weather.

Firstly, let me wish you all a Happy Halloween!  May you all have fun and stay safe!

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The last few weeks have seen us with some pretty decent weather through the week and seeing the tail end of tropical systems on the weekends.  We had the remnants of Hurricane Matthew on Thanksgiving weekend which saw many a turkey heading for the BBQ when the power went out.

Peggy’s Cove

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Shut In Island and Paddy’s Head

Last weekend we saw some crazy rain, winds and just bizarre skies!

The colours of fall are quickly leaving us and after another predicted storm for this weekend, they won’t last much longer.

But we still found time for outdoor fun and work.  With a burning ban on for most of the summer we didn’t get a chance for too many outdoor fires this year.  All ready for next year though!

Our first grand-baby started school this year.  She is growing fast!

Now it’s time for our winter joys!

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Our favourite treat to have while watching the game is donair nachos.  Can’t wait to try them with the donair spice this year!

To make these, get some small pita bread or cut up the larger one into wedges, wet them before layering.  You can either buy or make donair meat.  To make it use 3 parts lean ground beef, 1 part medium ground beef, some bread crumbs and 1 TBSP of donair spice per pound. ( You can make your own donair spice as well using 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp red pepper, 1.5 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp paprika, 2 tbsp onion powder, and 1 tbsp garlic powder.  Mix well.)  Cook at 350 for 1 hour.

I do two layers of the following – Pita, donair meat, onions, tomato and cheese.  Bake at 275 until cheese is melted.

We use donair sauce as a side, which can be bought or made. If making, prepare about 24 hours in advance for best results – 2/3 cup of regular canned milk 2/3 cup of white sugar Blend together very well.  Add 1/4 cup white vinegar do not mix in, leave it sit on top.

Turns out yummy!  May try this as well, it was awesome with pulled pork in the slow cooker!

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It is also that time of year when the 2017 vacation search begins.  Looking like Mexico is this years destination.  Been a few years since we have been there and it is time to return!

Time to get those flipflops back in the sand and dream!

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I almost forgot!  Happy Halloween from my ladies Missy and Maxi!  Keep your pets indoors and safe on October 31!

 

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