Today is Easter Monday, in my previous post I told you about the ham and potato casserole I made and putting a tea spoon of cayenne and worrying about it, I rarely use that spice.
Well it was the main dish at lunch today and everyone had 2 helpings. It had at first a bite to it but overall it was good and tasty. Next time, yes there will be a next time, this is a very easy dish to make and good, I will only do 1/4 T.spoon. The casserole was served with a simple green salad.
The dessert was an old favourite of Will, he made an Apple cake, he says it is a Passover dish. It was very good and light. Beautiful day today, really a Spring day.
This Thursday 21 April is the 96th Birthday of HM Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. She was born in Mayfair in London, in a house at 17 Bruton Street. At the time her grandfather was King George V and her father was Duke of York. She was born in a house belonging to her Maternal Scottish grandparents the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, the parents of Her mother Elizabeth, Duchess of York. The house no longer exist, it was demolished by property developers in 1937. She was baptized Elizabeth, Alexandra, Mary, thus named after her paternal grandmother, Queen Alexandra and great grandmother Queen Mary.
Her father became King George VI in May 1936 at the abdication of his brother Edward VIII who married that woman, Mrs Simpson. Below the Canadian logo for the Queen’s Birthday on this Her 70th year of Accession to the Throne of Canada.
David Godfrey said:
I did a potato gratin on Sunday, with lots of cheese.
What kind of cheese did you use?
Glad the cayenne was OK. It is a strong spice. Also loved “that women”. My Mother never forgave Edward VIII for abdicating his responsibilities. Her viewpoint was it was his duty to be king. However, we would have not had the wonder Elizabeth as Queen who has never forgotten her responsibilities as Monarch even when it must have been painful for her. I am thinking of Margaret and Townsend.
I had chinese
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that looks quite scrumptious; oh to have a slice!
Cayenne (and it’s ilk) goes into everything around these parts. It’s used more than salt or pepper.
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