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Still Settling In

I have left you hanging for too long.  We have recently made another transition in our lives and moved to a new city.  It took a little while to get everything unpacked and tucked away.

I haven’t quite found my groove so far here in Peterborough, in our new teeny apartment.  I have been slowly pushing myself to apply for jobs (which I find to be one of the most difficult things to do).   To help keep my sanity the first week here I whipped up a batch of my favourite chocolate chip cookies for CB to take to work for his staff.  They were as delicious as ever but I didn’t take pictures or save any of the details to post here.  The recipe is one that I MUST share as it is my go-to recipe and hasn’t failed me yet!  More on those cookies at a later date!

I have shifted my focus away from baking a little to try to find interesting meals to make for dinner.  We hit a winner last week when I made Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos.  The recipe is vegetarian but we had leftover chicken breasts that I shredded and added.  I wouldn’t mind completely eliminating meat but CB said he would prefer it with a good portion of meat.  I think that adding cooked, thinly sliced steak would be great.

So because this post was just a quick one to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you and lacking a little bit of excitement I will introduce you to my fur-baby.

Jewels in her first few days in my life.

This is Jewels.  I adopted her from the OSPCA when I started my first career job in Stratford, Ontario.   I read the cat profiles online before I headed in and something about this girl grabbed me.  When I entered the shelter I was so pleased to find she was as wonderful in person as her profile described her.    We are going on two years together and I can’t imagine life without her.  She’s been travelling around with me ever since!

I think she likes me a little bit as well.

I promise to work on some fun recipes or explore a new place in Peterborough that I can share with you shortly!