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Old 09-16-2006, 11:32 AM   #31
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Since he has lived there and wasn't wild about the food, I'm sure you're making the right decision.
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:36 AM   #32
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Thanks Half-baked. But do you think ox tongue will make him flip?
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:37 AM   #33
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Chopstix, I think the ox-tongue sounds wonderful, but most people I know turn their noses up at the mention of tongue, so if you decide to use it, I wouldn't tell them what it is until after they've tasted it. You can still call it beef stew.

I agree with Half Baked...if I were visiting you, I'd hope for a good home cooked Thai dinner. I've never eaten Thai food, and I'd want to try a sampling of several different things.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:11 PM   #34
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Thanks Half-baked. But do you think ox tongue will make him flip?
Only after dinner when you tell him what was in the beef stew.

When I was in Greece, I'd have the waiter bring out appys that he liked and not tell me what was in it. I found out that I liked chopped heart and liver in a rich bbq sauce and many other dishes. I would've never ordered them.

But in Germany, friends invited us over for dinner and they had a huge beef tongue sitting on the table as a first course. Just looking at it made me feel queasy because darn it....a 12" tongue was laying there . But I had a couple of slices smothered in the mustard sauce and probably swallowed it whole. I would have much preferred it mixed in a stew the first time I ate it.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:40 PM   #35
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I am planning a divorce before I am even married if my fiance doesn't quit wanting to eat nothing but ramen, hot dogs, bratwurst and sammiches.. "but I was raised on that!!!" Ok, maybe this goes in the venting thread..
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:48 PM   #36
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Nip that in the bud right now.

I'm having problems because I started getting lazy cooking and only making his favorites so he didn't want to try anything new.

That changed this week!
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:41 PM   #37
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Thanks Half-baked and Constance. I think I'll mull over the menu some more after what you said ... :-)
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:15 AM   #38
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I'd say if he's coming to Thailand, he should be open to new concepts. That said, don't tell him it is tongue! I love beef tongue, but my husband says he'd never eat it, and he eats almost everything. I gather his mom fooled him into eating it several times, then didn't quite peel it just right once and he realized what he was eating. (oh, and yes, he's lived in Bangkok). I haven't had tongue since I was a teen, and I'd eat it in a minute. We used to eat it with horseradish gravy. I'd skip the tongue to be sure. Just make the recipe with a tender cut of beef (won't be as good,though!!)
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:23 AM   #39
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Shannon, I actually did make a marriage based on food. Not kidding. My first marriage was to a man who was perfectly happy living on PB&J sandwiches. His idea of a great meal out on the town was a Ponderosa steak house. I grew up in a family where we were asked if we wanted money for our great grades, or a meal at a local ethnic restauraunt. WE always chose the latter. Six years after the divorce, I found myself seriously involved with three men. Two of them thought steak houses were haute cuisine. One brought me to a little Korean joint on the corner, small elegant places in Old Town Alexandria, etc. Where other men would stop at McD's, he'd stop for some Thai take-out. No contest. Been together for 25 years. Basing a marriage on love of food isn't such a bad idea!
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:32 AM   #40
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I guess I should give you what I always call the party-post-mortem. The old guys and gals loved it! I didn't even get around to putting on appropriate music, because the conversation flowed so much that any music would have been an interruption. I wimped out and found mini-cupcakes at my local Piggly-Wiggly, and bought a dozen each of chocolate and vanilla, and they were a big hit -- just a hint of sweet. I bought Wal-mart meat balls, but then heated them in made-from-scratch tomato sauce with ingredients from the garden. For the rest of it we made skewers of things like olives and ham cubes and pineapple and cheese. Strawberries looked pretty,so I put them beside lite cool whip (sorry your purists out there, I was dealing with an average of 80 years old). Anyway, the bottom line is that the party was a huge hit. I forgot about the music, so after everyone left, hubby and I sat on the porch and listened to our old WWII music ourselves!!
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