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Old 08-25-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Who Stole the Parm?


OK, I know I'm getting old and forgetful but this is ridiculous!

A couple of weeks ago I bought a wedge of Parmigaino Reggiano. Good stuff. I think it cost me $12-$13 a pound. I used it to make eggplant parm then put it in the fridge in a Ziploc bag marked with the date. I clearly remember this.

Last night I planned to make Fettuccine Alfredo. I melted some butter and microplaned a clove of garlic into it. Got out the heavy cream and went to the cheese drawer for the Parm. It wasn't there. A new wedge of Pecorino Romano and piece of Gruyere were there, some mozzarella and American cheese were there but not the brand new wedge of Parm Reg!

It wasn't anywhere in the fridge or the freezer. It wasn't in the freezer in the basement. It wasn't in a kitchen cabinet or drawer. It was gone.

SO, stepped in and looked in all the same places. No Parm.

Then I looked again just in case it had been hiding and was afraid to show itself. No dice.

I had to give up and make the "Alfredo" with the pecorino. It just was not the same.

So what the heck happened to my parm??

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Old 08-25-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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When you put two socks in the washer or dryer, but only one comes out....where ever the missing sock is, IS where the missing parm is. Just check!

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Old 08-25-2010, 08:42 PM   #3
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It's got to be the MICE.

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Old 08-25-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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Missing socks turn into wire hangers, missing Parm...I dunno, plastic shopping bags?
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:12 PM   #5
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I ate it! I had it with apricot wine! I owe you bigtime, it was delicious!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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did you check your pockets?
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
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I sometimes lose things in my recliner.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:32 PM   #8
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So Andy, did you find it?

How many cooks are in your kitchen?
Have you had alfredo since you last saw it a few weeks ago?
Did you put it in the veggie drawer because the cheese drawer was too full?
Do you use it on buttered popcorn?
Homeowners insurance deductible probably hasn't been met, any other thefts around this time?
Did it show itself yet?

This is a very serious issue
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:00 PM   #9
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I have a 26 year old son, who is a professional cook in my home. Occasionally, choice ingredients turn up missing. I feel your pain, my friend.

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Old 08-26-2010, 03:25 PM   #10
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I often find in the distraction of clean-up after a meal I put things some pretty weird places. Especially if wine and company were involved.

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