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Old 02-21-2008, 04:47 AM   #11
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A bit like Barbara - plan something "knowing I have all the ingridients"
then, when it is too late to shop, find that I don't have at least one key ingredient. The other one is when I of the boys decides to get all silly and I can't be bothered to fight it.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:44 AM   #12
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So that would be kinda like buying earth worms at a bait shop instead of taking the time to dig em up in your back yard?
Don't know. I haven't priced worms lately
I do see the price on Lake Erie perch when I'm shopping. I can't believe how much cheaper it is for me to buy orange roughy from NZ than something caught 3 miles down the road (figuratively speaking). And the trout look funny... just not like the ones I used to catch. So I never have either on hand anymore to choose from. Seeing both mentioned in the same post brought back nice memories of eating fish a few times a week.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:56 AM   #13
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I tend to plan a decent full meal every day (most days) until DH calls and says he wont be home til 7 or 8. Then I give the kids a PB&J or mac n cheese so I dont waste time cooking for people that just whine about dinner..... like last nights chicken. That turned into scrambled eggs for them and a martini for me. :)
Have to make chicken now tonight either way. If he'll be here it'll be a meal, if not it'll get cooked and frozen for a rainy day.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #14
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When we lived in Pensacola Florida for two years Paul drove me crazy...I could never cook dinner for him because he had a very large lunch. He was in charge of the Chow Hall at the hospital because by the time we arrived there after he came home from Vietnam...they did away with his job (pest control) so they gave him the choice of Chief Master at Arms at the Hospital. since he just got back from the War Zone with the Marines as their corpsman he said "H888 No!!' so they put him in charge of the galley..it really need a make over so he had 42 people in the kitchen to oversea and his own crew of "miss fits" to take care of. back to the dinner..or no dinner. The head cook fed him so well around 2:00 pm that when he arrived home at 4:30 he wasn't hungry...
John and I just made do since he bought lunch at school unless it was Paul's bowling night then we would have a wonderful steak dinner, John would go to the base movie and I would play Bingo..Paul would bowl on the Medical team. Then he retired and I was re-introduced to the kitchen.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:33 AM   #15
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John and I just made do since he bought lunch at school unless it was Paul's bowling night then we would have a wonderful steak dinner, John would go to the base movie and I would play Bingo..Paul would bowl on the Medical team. Then he retired and I was re-introduced to the kitchen.
ROFLMAO .. OH WHAT AN IMAGE!!!!!!!

Kitchen, this is Dove.

Dove, this is Kitchen.

Shake hands and come out fighting!!! LoL

Ok, ok, you had to have been here. LOL
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:31 AM   #16
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I was supposed to cook pork chops tonight(pork chops, buttered veggies, mashed potatoes and gravy) but I passed by this Thai shop to buy some green tea the lady there prepares meals for take away, one look at the 'plat de jour' and pork chops didn't sound that interesting, so I bought some food from her.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:30 AM   #17
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Ours wasn't so much dinner as it was a dessert for a party we were having. My dh was making meringue "bones" for Halloween and they all burned. Seems our oven doesn't like to play nice. So every recipe we have we cut the cooking time in 1/2 for baking and double for cooking/roasting. It's absolutely hysterical...so now we know what to do and we are fine..... Oh...back to the bones...they became cremated skeletons that only I (the picky one) ate.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:30 PM   #18
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i regularly post twice on the "tonight's dinner" thread because all of my best laid plans are really at the whim of my wife when i get home. sometimes, i have a hankerin' to make something, but if it isn't something dw will eat or i don't tell her in advance, she'll often have plans of her own. and then it annoys her if i don't eat what she makes. fortunately, my excellent tutelage has turned her into an increasingly good cook.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:02 PM   #19
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Beef stew, but now it`s Pizza (coz it`s Saturday!) and stew`s always best next day anyway.

See, Told ya it happened here regularly :D
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