Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce at the request of my daughter

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

One of my goal was to make and bake all my recipes I have in my own cookbook I have made my self with different Norwegian recipes, and share them with my readers. So fare I’m a bit fare away from that goal, for different reasons. I’m not even halfway in my cookbook 😅. But I’m “on my way”- slowly, slowly 😊.

As we all know, – things don’t always goes the way we plans, and in many “cases” it’s outside situations, and not one’s own “laziness” that makes different plans change or take longer than one had actually imagined.  At least that’s my experience. So that’s why I’m a “bit” behind my “food and recipes” goal.

And it’s not just the same to cook and bake for just myself,- it’s a bit nice to cook for and to someone too 😊.

My daughter and her boyfriend has moved closer to my home and live in the area now, something that means I see them a bit more often, and can also invite them a bit more often to dinners 😊.

When my daughter was sick with Covid19 she was dreaming about some of the dinners I made to my children when we lived in our “Prairie” in Norway- and one of those dinners was “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce” 🍗. So then it was “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce” for dinner last weekend 😊.

It’s a very easy recipe, and incredibly tasty 😊. And of course homemade 😊.

The recipe for “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce”: ( for 4 pers)

3- 4 chicken fillets, 1 box of creme fresh (around 250ml), approx. 150- 200 gr.  grated cheddar or jarlsberg cheese, 1 chicken broth, 2 crushed garlic cloves, pepper.

Place the chicken fillet in an ovenproof dish.

Mix creme fresh together with grated cheese, crushed garlic clove, bouillon cube, and pepper.  Pour the mixture over the chicken.  Bake at about 160 degrees for an hour, or 200 degrees for 45 minutes.

Served with rice and salad 🥗🍚

Sound delicious? It is,- and as you can see at the recipe it’s not to difficult to make either 😊.

I really hope you enjoy this tasty dinner as much as we do 😊. And my daughter, – she was so happy for this meal and this dinner 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊.

The “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce”- look tasty? It’s delicious 😊.

Tasty food and dinners don’t need to be difficult to made, or even expansive 😊. And one of my children’s favourite from Norway was “Chicken fillet in creamy cheese sauce”- a dinner and meal worth trying 😊. In case you want to try this delicious dinner you will find the recipe in my text 📃.

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Trying some yeast baking in the mini oven (in the middle of the night 😅)🥐😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Like I mention in my last post it’s a bit too hot now at days here in South of Spain, something that also makes it a bit hot to cook, bake and make to much hot and warm food. Even to do some barbecue is a bit to hot now at days 🔥. Special during the daytime and afternoon 🌞. But some food are necessary even during really warm days 🥐😊. And in days like we have here South at the moment “easy food” are very welcome on “the table” 😊.

So I did decide to try the mini oven to bake some yeast baking. I haven’t try that one yet. And to bake yeast baking are a bit different then to bake different kinds of cakes, or fry a pizza.

Homemade Norwegian cinnamon rolls- tasty and delicious 😊

So I actually used a late evening and night to bake and fill up my freezer a bit with some homemade yeast baking to use and eat during this a bit hot summerdays 😊. It’s a tiny bit cooler in the evenings and nights, buy not to much when you are in front of a mini oven filled up with yeast baking 😅.

The mini oven did function perfectly, it was just a tiny little “challenge”,- it took a bit longer time to fry the yeast baking in the mini oven then in a normal oven 😳😊. Actually two hours longer then “normal 😅. So I actually did regret my “baking mission” in the middle of the night, but since it was yeast baking I needed to “go for it” when I already was started, and just finished my baking plan 😴. Oh, I was so tired and so warm long before the baking was finished 😅. But I did manage to finish, and my freezer has now a bit of homemade pizza whrils and cinnamon rolls, and they taste perfectly too 😊. And I can promise I felt in a very good sleep to that night,- even I was “hot like a oven” 😅😴. My “easy food” was not so “easy” to finish during a warm night in front of a warm oven- but it’s at least easy to eat 😊.

I need to admit it was actually a bit warm “experiences” even to bake late in the evening and early in the night 😅. But at least I manage to fill up my freezer with some pizza whrils and cinnamon rolls 🍕🥯. So now there’s some “easy” food to just pick up, put in the sun for some minutes, and “volà”,- the food are ready to eat 😊. Tasty, easy homemade food for hot summerdays 😊. And even something to serve to my guests that’s dropping by now and then as well 😊.

I have made both pizza whrils and cinnamon rolls before and shared the recipes with you. So if you want to try to bake some of it you will find the recipes under the category “Different food recipes….” in my blog 📃.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Homemade Norwegian pizza whrils too, – tasty and delicious 😊

I have filled up my freezer with some homemade food like cinnamon rolls and pizza whrils 🍕. Tasty and delicious, but I did regret a tiny bit that I started my “yeast baking” so late in a hot summer evening 🌞🌡. It became sn hot “experience” 😊🌡🍕.

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A little bit hot, yes 🌞🌡

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I get “always” a bit supriced when we comes to August and the summer temperatures gets a bit “sky high” here in Spain 🌡. After living in Spain for 8 years I know August is a bit “hot” month, but I, in general, never remember how hot it’s actually can be 🌞.

This year I know it has been a bit higher temperature then before, and what’s in general is “normal” at this time of the year. There has been a “tiny” heat wave during the last week here in Spain, and yes it felt like a wave of heat too 🌊.

I like, no, not just like, I love the summertime, the sun, the beach (or even the pool) and actually that the temperature gets a bit higher during the summertime. But I need to admit that the last week was even a bit to high for me 🌞.

A wonderful sunrise at the train station one morning- and it’s going to be a nice, warm day…..even a bit “up heated” day too….🌞🌡

I really understand the concept “siesta” here in Spain now, because I needed to have a siesta every day after work this week 😴. And it has been a bit difficult to do to much then just the most necessary like do my job, drink a lots of water, eat, cool down in the ocean or under a cold shower 🚿. It’s incredibly how tired it’s possible to be when it’s over 40 degrees and maybe even a bit more then that during the day 😅. And the humidity does not help either, because it has not been directly low either.

Painting, writing, reading, be focused on something to long, even clean the house or wash clothes has been a tiny challenge to do, or knit 😅. But watch a movie or three like s zombie are going very well 😅.

Like I mention, – I have been living in Spain for 8 years now, but this August is the first year I have invested in a air conditioning on wheels, not just invested, but used it every day too, special when I’m at my work as a costumer service agent on the phone ☎️. I need to, and I want to be focused on my job, and do a good job as possible even during very hot summerdays 🌡🌞. So then it was necessary to get a tiny little air conditioning on wheels so I at least did (and can continue to do) a good job.

My tiny little air conditioning on wheels- a necessary investment during the last week 😊

I could probably count on one hand how many times I have used an air conditioning during this 8 years. But during this last week I can’t count it any more 😅.

I have been thinking it could be nice to put some of this heat on glasses for use to let a bit out now and then during the wintertime ❄. Special when we comes to February and March, maybe even a bit in January too. Because at that time of the year the temperature can be a bit opposite then now. Then it’s a bit cold. But, unfortunately, that’s not possible, that’s not the way it’s work 🍶.

The night sleep has also been a bit “cosmi comsa” too, to be honest, because I’m, my body isn’t use to have a over 2 hours power nap, or siesta during the daytime after my work.

And I’m not use to have any problems or challenges with sleeping during the nights, but that has been a challenge now. It’s not so hot on the nights as during the daytime, but still very warm. It can be the heat and the to long siesta that’s makes this challenges for my night sleep, or it can be the menopause. I actually don’t know. It can, of course also be a combination.

I have read somewhere that women in the menopause can get a challenge with the night sleep, but I don’t remember why. Different thoughts maybe? Or just the hormones changes that’s “plays” their own “games” during the night? But to be honest, I didn’t think the night sleep should be a challenge for me during menopause, because in general I just can go to bed, lay down and fell at sleep. But not during the last week 😳. I’m not use to that, to not be able to sleep. So of course I’m a bit extra tired because I don’t sleep very well during the nights.

I have even used a electricity fan outside when I have been outside in my cozy backyard “cafe” or at my sweet roof terrace 🌬. It has been necessary to just get a tiny bit “movement” in the air 🌬🌞. To get a “imagination” that the air became a tiny bit “cooler” ❄.

Are there climate changes that give us these different temperature fluctuations?  Or hot waves?  Major floods?  Landslides from the mountains?  And several other different natural challenges? 🤔. Probably. But this changes has been in the nature for thousands of years,- it all just happens a bit faster at the moment because of all the different changes we people have done around in the world, and in the atmosphere. And at the moment all I can do is to do the best of it. The changes. The challenges.

Hopefully it will be a bit better this upcoming week, a bit less heat wave, a bit lower temperature 🌞🌊. And a bit more energy and a bit more normal sleep too 😊.

But Im actually not complaining,- this is just the way it is at the moment. I feel very grateful for the possibility to actually be able to take a cold shower, to be able to buy a tiny little air conditioning on wheels, to be able to use a fan outside, to drink cold and fresh water and even feel the tiny fresh air from the ocean,- actually every day ❤. But maybe special during this last heat waved week in Spain. I’m feeling incredibly lucky ❤ for this different things and opportunities that’s, unfortunately, not are for all and everyone to have 😔

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog 🧡

See you soon 😊

My fan I use outside at the moment 😊

This last week has been a bit hot here in South of Spain 🌡🌞. I even needed to “invested” in a tiny little, but well- functional, air conditioning on wheels this summer 🌞. Until this week I could count how many times I have used an air conditioning during the years I have been living in Spain- I can’t say I can do that anymore 😊🌡🌞.

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2 weeks with training 🎧☎️😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m just finish 2 weeks of training in a new job. It’s still customer service agent on the phone, but for a new product and with some new CRM systems 📠.

It has been busy and hard, but not just because it’s a job for a new product, and I need to learn a bit about the product, and a new CRM system I need to learn to use too, but also because I’m actually older and learn in a bit different way then before. Maybe even in a other tempo as well.

And I needed to have the training at the office. I didn’t feel very comfortable with that. There’s a lots of good colleagues and people at the office, something that also means there’s a lots of different energies, and a possibility to be exposed for the coronavirus. And, unfortunately, I get very tired when it’s a mix of energies around me. And I have during the last year tried to do my best to avoid places where it’s a bigger chance to be exposed by the coronavirus. I have for example not been in a shopping centre since the Autumn 2019.

Like some of you maybe know, – Spain is at the moment a very “red” country on the map in Europe when it comes to the coronavirus. So I actually don’t need to do things on purpose to get the virus when it is like it is in the country at the moment. But when that’s said,- I’m not worried, I live my life, I enjoy my life and I meet up with my friends as well as testing out restaurants in the area, goes to the beach, goes to the stores and so on. But I’m careful and I follow the different restrictions, and I’m conscious about who, how, when and where 😊.

Most of the colleagues at my job are actually working from home at the moment. I think around 70 % are working from home, so of course there wasn’t to many people in the office, but still a bit. I’m working for a big company with many employees, so even when 70 % are working from home there’s still a bit of people left in the office. And a bit more people then I’m normally surrounded by.

I didn’t feel very comfortable with taking the train every morning either to my job and then back home again from my job. It’s a bit of people on the train too, and during this corona- situation I have tried my very best to avoid to be sourrende by to many people at the same time. Except from this two last weeks, and also last summer when I also worked at the office for a while. Like I mention, I’m very conscious about who, how many people and where I’m surrounded by people.

I actually did travel with a train 20 minutes earlier then I needed to travel with in the mornings just because I found out that the earlier train had less passengers then the train 20 minutes later 🚞.

I’m not the biggest fan of this coronavirus, and I try my very best to avoid to be exposed by the virus and the illness.

But okay,- sometimes it’s necessary to do what’s needed to keep up the flow,- like have a job 😊. And I’m very happy and grateful for this opportunity to still have a job and still be an employer for the company I’m working for 😊. And I’m going to continue to work from my home again too now, something I feel more comfortable to do even it’s a new job for a new product and CRM system, and I’m a very “newbie” in all of it, my “knowledge base” on the subject it’s not very much to brag about at the moment, but it will be better little by little, and I still feel healthy, just a bit tired 😅.

And, like I mention, I do different things in my time off from my job, I don’t live isolated or anything like that, I’m just more conscious now then before about when and where, who and how. And to be more conscious it’s not a problem or a challenge for me 😊.

I have actually learned to be more conscious about different things in my life and also about my self during this last “corona- year”.

And one of the things I’m more conscious about is my learning process. I learn differently now then before, and special when it’s something I need to learn but don’t have the most interest to learn 😅. I need to learn about this new product I’m customer service agent for, and I need to learn how to use the CRM system, but that’s because I’m interested to both do a good job as well as keep my job 😊. And I actually learn more when I’m working from my home and do the “studies” on my own with the possibility to ask for help if there’s something I don’t understand on the chatt platform Teams, then sit behind a desk in a environment together with other people and be teached.

When I sit in teaching environment I, unfortunately maybe, get bored and start to draw instead 😅. Drawing illustrations, images and different decorations I can use on the glassbottles or the canvas 🎨. I’m losing my focus. Maybe it’s the age ( my age) or maybe it’s the subject, I actually don’t know.

Like I mention, I have use the train to and back home from my job during the 2 last weeks. On purpose. It’s just a 5 minutes walk to the train station from my home, and it’s 2, 1 km to walk from the train station close to the office, and of course the same back again- but back again, it’s a bit up the hill walk 😅. I could used the bus too if I wanted. The bus stops just 1 minutes from my home and it’s stops closely outside the office.

When it comes to people in the bus or train it’s more and less the same.

When I use the train I can do some different errands in the town on my way back home, and I also get some exercise 🚶‍♀️🤸‍♀️. If I use the bus this is a bit more difficult to do. Of course I could do some exercises anyway when I was back home from the training, but after 8 hours with training I knew I was not going to do any kind of exercises. Maybe just a tiny walk or two at the beach. So then I choose “steps- and walk” exceriences instead to and back from my job 🚶‍♀️🤸‍♀️.

In the beginning I need to admit it was hard, special the “long” stairs up to the train station, and the “long” “up the hill- road” from the office 😳😊. But after some days it all went easier 😊. Maybe because I was getting a bit more “trained”, or maybe because I knew it was just less days left to take the stairs, and “up the hill” walk? I don’t know, and it doesn’t matter, because I felt good about myself with doing this “exercises” 😊. And, unfortunately, to do some exercises hasn’t been on my “priority list” for awhile even I know it’s so important, it has and is still on my “to do list”. But “to do” and “a priority”, then the priority comes first.

Exercises will come on my priority list very soon when the hottest summer heat is over in a couple of weeks 🌞 🌡.

So that’s actually more and less what I have been doing for the last two weeks,- been on training for a new job, done some stairs and walk exercises, eating and sleeping 😊.I haven’t had the energy to do so much more 😅. And missed my home office, of course- but I’m back home to my home office again now, and I will probably learn more about the new product I’m a customer service agent for and the new CRM system when I’m back in the “comfort zone” in my home 😊.

I really hope you have had some very nice weeks with or without any training or exercises, but hopefully still with some new experiences and knowledge 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

The stairs up to the train station- and there’s actually a couple of more behind the corner 🚶‍♀️😊,- a good place for some “steps” exercises that’s for sure 😊

I have had two weeks of training in two different ways for the last to weeks 😊. One kind of training for a new job, and an other kind of training every day to get to and back home from the office as well 🚶‍♀️🤸‍♀️. “Exercises” both my body and my brain a bit 😊🤸‍♀️. It was a bit hard, I need to admit that- but that’s the way it is if you want to keep up the flow in different areas in life 😊💛.

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My first holiday guests in my holiday home 😊🏡

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Since I moved to Spain I have had holiday guests (family and friends) from Norway every Spring, Summer and Autumn for closely 6 years, except from this two last years. Reason, – the corona- situation. But last weekend I actually got a couple of holiday guests ….”from” Norway, or more correctly, some Norwegian holiday guests 😊. My first holiday guests in my holiday home 🌞.

It was actually “just” my daughter and her boyfriend, Nathaniel Caprino, but still it was a kind of holiday guests, and my daughter really needed a “environment” change and a tiny holiday after being sick for some weeks- and of course she ( and me as well) needed a bit “mammi love and care- time” after the illness, because it was not possible for me to give her that when she was sick 🧡.

My daughter, Mathilde and her boyfriend Nathaniel Caprino on holiday in mammi’s home ❤ So sweet they are 🥰

The plan, my plan, was to have, or “house” them, from Friday to Sunday, but they wanted to come already on the Thursday 😅. Obviously they really wanted to have a holiday close to the beach, and maybe one extra day with me too? 😊

It was of course great to see them both again 🥰. But my daughter is still a bit out off energy after the Covid19 sickness. Hopefully she will recover little by little and get all her energy back again 😊.

In general their holiday weekend went very well, so well that my daughter actually wanted to come back on holiday this weekend too 😅. They are very welcome 🧡, but not every weekend, and not this weekend. I need to be a bit selfish and just take care of myself now and then too now when it’s actually starting to be a bit more “me time” 😊. But of course they are very welcome another weekend when it suits both me and them 😊.

Nyhet - vårsko til dame er i butikk

I did write “in general”,- because it dropped up a couple of unexpected challenges 😅. Well,- challenges have in general a ( bad) habit to drop up a bit unexpected, and of course also in times when it doesn’t “suits” very well to handle different challenges, but they still need to be handled in some or another way 😳.

My plan was to go to the grocery store and shop some food for the weekend after I was finish at work on Friday. But for some reasons my bank card and my bank account wouldn’t be in function 😳. So that one I could forget 😔. Lucky for me, I in general always have some kind of food in my fridge and freezer 😊.

We did barbecue two of the evenings, and I made taco/ nachos mix too, and even a Norwegian dinner called “lapskaus”. It’s a kind of stew, but still a bit different. I also made pancakes and chocolate cake as well, and drinks,- well,- when I did borrowed Irene’ s car I actually bought in a bit big quantum of water, coca cola, water with gas, juice and so on. So no empty stomachs even there was no grocery store shopping for the weekend 😊.

I was in my bank on Monday and Tuesday, and some had actually tried to hack into my bank account 😳, so they had closed everything down. All is fixed now, and I can go to the store again 😊.

But the “biggest” challenge this weekend was probably the toilet 😳🚽. I have been a plumber several times during this weekend because the toilet clogs 😳🚽. It’s clogs even when we didn’t throw any toilet paper into the toilet, but even a bit “poo poo” was enough to clogs it. This was not to fun, and unfortunately I let a bit if my frustration going out over them 😔. But I told them sorry after, because I knew it wasn’t their mistake, but you know how it is sometimes? It’s the closest ones that gets your frustration.

That one need to be fixed, this toilet issue, but we did manage it anyway during the weekend 😅. I’m obviously a pretty good plumber so I plumped the toilet several times, but I’m still not a so good plumber that I can fix it for a permanent time, just temporarily 😊.

Maybe it’s the cockroach I threw in the toilet over the week ago?  It is so grumpy that it now blocks almost all “toilet traffic”? 😳

And yes,- my daughter and her boyfriend are the first one who are trying out my guests room and the guest bed 🛏. And both was very agree that it was the best guest bed they have been sleeping in, even better then the one they have in their own home 😴 😊. That’s good to know, then I at least know my guests will sleep very well here 😊😴.

I know my daughter and her boyfriend had a great holiday weekend, and both are very welcome to take a new holiday weekend or two an other time 🧡. But just not this weekend,- I need a bit time to just be me too, now and then too 😊.

But all in all, – it was a great weekend together with this two young adults children 🥰. And they have really enjoyed the beach, the sand, the sun, the ocean every day during the weekend 🏖. And I have enjoyed their company 🥰.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

The guests room in my home,- nice and cozy and ready for my first holiday guests 🥰.

My first holiday guests has been visiting me, they didn’t travel very long, but still it was a bit like a holiday for them 🥰🏖. Some few challenges “showed up” during their holiday weekend,- but not worse then it in one way or an other could be handle 😊. And I know now that the guest room is very functional for sleep over guests 🛏😴.

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