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Old 05-16-2014, 05:31 PM   #11
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Pork sirloin, cottage cheese and the first locally grown asparagus of the year.

I have a gripe about cottage cheese! It used to be thick and solid so you could take a scoop out of the carton and it would stand up on its own. Lately the brands I have had contain so much whey that they ooze and spread all over. I think some bean counter figured out a way to make a little more money by watering things down. Why do companies do that? I just stop buying the products and do without rather than live with inferior items. So now I have the cottage cheese in a sieve draining the liquid so it is fit to eat! Yes, that's my biggest problem today!
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:45 PM   #12
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Wow! That is some sea food menu!

Nowhere in the UK is more than 75 miles from the sea but fish is not a nationwide phenomenon. Fish and chips, which if you are lucky, offers cod or haddock but often offers something nameless from the far east which tastes awful, is the norm. There are specialist fish restaurants at coastal resorts such as Rick Stein's in Cornwall but more often there are only the sort of "joints" that you visit once only.

I love fish in all its forms but I am something of an oddity. Talk to anyone and they'll say they don't like fish. The specialist fishmonger that used to be in all towns, even small ones, are few and far between and as a nation the English don't seem to understand about good fish. If you are lucky you can buy frozen prawns, squid, etc. but rarely fresh. We are very lucky in that we have a greengrocer's shop in the village where Horse lives where the owners are keen on fish and go to the wholesale fish market in Manchester every morning at 5am to choose what is particularly good that day. They had swordfish yesterday but I already had dinner organised.
The "thanks" button seems to be out of order so I'll say it here.
It's always so interesting to me how people see things differently in other parts of the world and thanks for opening that window with your post.
I'd love to take you there for dinner tonight! What would be your menu choices?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:03 PM   #13
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Cedar plank grilled salmon, sugar snap peas and green salad for me. Oh and grilled pineapple for dessert!
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:55 PM   #14
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We just ordered Greek food. I will be getting a "2 stick" pork souvlaki platter and Stirling is getting a 2 pita gyros platter. I pooped myself out with Costco shopping this afternoon.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:56 PM   #15
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The plan was to have meatloaf with mac and cheese. DH was SUPPOSED to call when he was leaving so I'd get supper in the oven and it'd be ready shortly after he arrived home. He forgot to call, I fell asleep on the couch. The dog barking to welcome him home woke me up. So I browned the hamburger and made our version of burritos. It was something quick to throw together since my plans for a nice meal went to pot.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:22 PM   #16
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We just ordered Greek food. I will be getting a "2 stick" pork souvlaki platter and Stirling is getting a 2 pita gyros platter. I pooped myself out with Costco shopping this afternoon.
We are polar opposites.
When I go grocery shopping there is nothing I want to do more than cook what I bought. I always buy something specifically for that day's supper. Grocery shopping energizes me.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #17
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Shrek wanted a sandwich from a new place and some"cream of"soup. I got him a tuna with cheese, so he could make it a tuna melt, and broccoli cheese soup. I got and Italian sand on parmesan bread.

I loved my sandwich, Shrek hated his but loved the soup. So he is "resting" LOL!!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #18
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We are polar opposites.
When I go grocery shopping there is nothing I want to do more than cook what I bought. I always buy something specifically for that day's supper. Grocery shopping energizes me.
I think you are talking about "normal" grocery shopping. You seem to shop frequently. That's my plan, frequently and not too much at once.

After dealing with the nutcases in the parking lot and on the road on the way home, I was not feeling energized.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #19
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I think you are talking about "normal" grocery shopping. You seem to shop frequently. That's my plan, frequently and not too much at once.

After dealing with the nutcases in the parking lot and on the road on the way home, I was not feeling energized.

Costco is not "normal" grocery shopping. It involves a 45 minute trip each way for us, and when we get back, I'm exhausted too.

I roasted some asparagus, and we're finishing up a few more leftovers along with some cheese, pepperoni, and crackers.
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The plan was to have meatloaf with mac and cheese. DH was SUPPOSED to call when he was leaving so I'd get supper in the oven and it'd be ready shortly after he arrived home....
Next time maybe make dinner when you get home and he can reheat his when he get home? He might not forget next time.

Dinner went as planned. WooHoo! Surprised myself, since I have finished cleaning the sunroom. Now I'm trying to sweet-talk Himself into making a grocery run to the 24-hour store - I'm really wanting a bowl of Bear Claw ice cream. A supper this pretty deserves a dish of ice cream, right?
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