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Old 11-18-2017, 02:00 AM   #11
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Happy Birthday PF's Dad!


I woke up just in time today to hear my son talking about how he found a bottle of balsamic vinegar that I had stashed away when we moved that was older that he was. Apparently, it somehow survived DW's "purge" of my kitchen stuff which included anything old, even unopened jars of honey and wax sealed maple syrup.

My wife was about to pour the vinegar down the drain as I sprang from the bed to stop her. It was a regular ol' store bought bottle of balsamic vinegar " di Modena", nothing too special, and the label said that it was bottled in '97.

I'm not sure if it got better in the last 20 years or what, but it was delicious! we had it on salads, then we even drizzled a little on the broiled salmon DW had made for dinner. Then we drizzled some on blue cheese and walnuts that we snacked on later. I'm going to have to go spelunking in the cupboard to see what else survived the great purge of when we moved.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:46 AM   #12
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We had bacon, eggs & cheese, and toast last night.
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I made pan-seared Alaskan pollock sprinkled with Penzeys Trinidad seasoning, rice medley pilaf, and green beans braised in chicken broth with Penzeys Mural of Flavor and Dried Shallots.
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Wednesday at Costco I picked up a 6-pack of genuine prime tenderloin steaks. It was kind of a splurge, but after waiting and waiting to get tires installed - only to find out an hour and a half into the waiting that the wrong tires had been shipped to the warehouse - I wasn't in a good mood, and decided a nice steak might make the day a little better.

Well, I didn't get around to cooking one until tonight, and all I have to say is WOW! Unlike most grocery store tenderloin, this one was actually finely marbled with fat. It was honestly one of the best steaks I've ever eaten, and I eat a lot of steak. It was flavorful, and so tender you could cut it with a fork.

I'm totally impressed with Costco meat.
Funny, we used to look for the meat packages with the least amount of fat, now we are extremely happy when we find a package with plenty of well marbled meat.
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Happy Birthday PF's Dad!


I woke up just in time today to hear my son talking about how he found a bottle of balsamic vinegar that I had stashed away when we moved that was older that he was. Apparently, it somehow survived DW's "purge" of my kitchen stuff which included anything old, even unopened jars of honey and wax sealed maple syrup.

My wife was about to pour the vinegar down the drain as I sprang from the bed to stop her. It was a regular ol' store bought bottle of balsamic vinegar " di Modena", nothing too special, and the label said that it was bottled in '97.

I'm not sure if it got better in the last 20 years or what, but it was delicious! we had it on salads, then we even drizzled a little on the broiled salmon DW had made for dinner. Then we drizzled some on blue cheese and walnuts that we snacked on later. I'm going to have to go spelunking in the cupboard to see what else survived the great purge of when we moved.
Thanks, BT! He had a good day planting 7 native plum trees, setting up his new chain saw sharpener and we have plans today to use his gift card at Menards so he can start in his bathroom project. He is amazed at how well I know what to get him for presents.

I too, have an overzealous tosser of older bottles in the cupboards.
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Jeannie was at her monthly "Gossipy Old Ladies Lunch Society" meeting so.... She brought me a cheese burger with fries..

I satisfied my mounting hunger with slices of Dill Havarti cheese w/crackers until she came home..

I baked individual peach cobblers while awaiting her return.. They are delicious..

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Funny, we used to look for the meat packages with the least amount of fat, now we are extremely happy when we find a package with plenty of well marbled meat.
It really does make all the difference in the world. As they say, "Fat equals Flavor."
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We had our annual visit with friends in FL. I went to high school with Carol and was in "Fiorello" with Regan when I did theatre in OH. We had brick oven pizzas and blueberry wine at True Blue Winery.

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