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Old 01-11-2014, 11:09 AM   #16621
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #16622
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I wanted something different for snacks. So I asked Spike to pick me up some frozen egg rolls. Big Mistake! They taste gross! Mostly carrots. Now I like carrots. But not as the main filler in egg rolls. I should have specified that I wanted meat based ones. Knowing Spike, he got the least expensive ones. I ate one. Tried a second one. Couldn't even finish one half. And they are tiny. They are getting tossed out. To heck with the cost. Lesson learned. I think I will shred my head of cabbage and make me some cole slaw. I wonder if I could use the filling of the egg rolls in the cole slaw? Will give it a try on a small amount of the cabbage.

Hmmm, I have had frozen egg rolls that were very good IMO, but I have never had them home-made, only from Chinese restaurants. I even like the ones at the food court in the mall. I don't really recall seeing carrots in them. I can't recall the brand name of the ones I usually buy. I will be having some today as we are going to the casino and will be eating the buffet, which has a nice Asian section.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:47 AM   #16623
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A small increase in my SS check in January. But in August as usual every year, my rent will also be increased. So Spike and I sat down and looked at my expenses. We decided that the one place I could cut expenses is with Comcast. I wanted more channels that I could watch like Nat. Geo. The increase in service would only cost $10 more. A little less than my increase. So we looked at my internet. By reducing the speed down to the lowest level, my Comcast bill went from $135 a month for just cable and internet to $115. I do not notice any difference in any thing I do. DC, play stupid computer games for free and answer emails. Spike has a modem at home and I have a spare remote. One remote is going back to Comcast along with the modem. They charge me rent for the two items. That will bring my bill down below $100 a month.

I hated calling Comcast to do all this. Of course you get the spiel of selling you more products than you want. So I listened politely (love to play with them) and at the end gave a polite "No thank you." Did they hear me? "What part of No did you not understand? Why do you think I am reducing my service instead of increasing it?" Conversation ended. And I now will have more money in my pocket. The first bill I receive will be prorated. I made sure I mentioned that.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:03 PM   #16624
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The supermarket I go to "Demoulas's Market Basket" in Chelsea is part of a chain that is owned by a family. The Chelsea store is their largest and brings in the most profit for the whole chain.

The family recently had a law suit going on. Some wanted to go public and increase prices along with decreasing services. They took the other half of the family to court trying to take over. A really nasty fight. The employees and the public signed a petition for the side that wanted to keep the stores the way they are. Low prices, excellent services. Thousands upon thousands of signatures. The other side lost in court. So in thanks for everyone's support, Demoulas's will be reducing every shopper's total by 4% starting Monday. I forget how for how long. But I do know it is for a lengthy time. Of course it does not include cigarettes, alcohol items, and a couple of other items. At the beginning of every month most folks get the EBT money. A lot of them spend more than $200. A 4% discount is a lot of money for them to carry them to the end of the month.

You gotta luv a store that really takes care of their customers and knows how to show their appreciation.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #16625
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Hmmm, I have had frozen egg rolls that were very good IMO, but I have never had them home-made, only from Chinese restaurants. I even like the ones at the food court in the mall. I don't really recall seeing carrots in them. I can't recall the brand name of the ones I usually buy. I will be having some today as we are going to the casino and will be eating the buffet, which has a nice Asian section.
Please let me know the name of the ones you buy. Mine were made by Chung's.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:14 PM   #16626
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I just finished lunch. Chili over spaghetti.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:16 PM   #16627
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Please let me know the name of the ones you buy. Mine were made by Chung's.
As I recall, we had some frozen from PF Chang's, they were pretty good, maybe a tiny amount of shredded carrot. Really high in sodium though. Glad I only had one, could've eaten the whole box.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #16628
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As I recall, we had some frozen from PF Chang's, they were pretty good, maybe a tiny amount of shredded carrot. Really high in sodium though. Glad I only had one, could've eaten the whole box.
One time I had one with pork in it. If I remember correctly, it was delicious. Would love to find some like that.

PF Chang's is a well known brand for Chinese food. Will have to look for it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:38 PM   #16629
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One time I had one with pork in it. If I remember correctly, it was delicious. Would love to find some like that.

PF Chang's is a well known brand for Chinese food. Will have to look for it.
I like the pork and shrimp ones, but they usually have a lot of cabbage, too, which doesn't sit well on my tummy.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:47 PM   #16630
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We sent off our granddaughter and her boyfriend back to his folks in CT this morning. SO and her sister are off shopping and I just finished the last of the hand washed pots and pans from yesterday's dinner. Now I'm boiling one of the burner flame spreaders because SO spilled sauce on it and it wouldn't light this morning. Hopefully, that does the trick.

I guess I should clean the stove too...
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