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Old 03-17-2012, 10:56 PM   #281
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Consulted with a couple who are my tax clients and broke the new (used) car on the way to the next client so I took the metro and bus home and now I'm having a few drinks.
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Walking in the rain, playing on the computer, making a disgusting dinner and now getting ready for bed.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:21 PM   #284
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #285
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My dinner was a dud. Good thing I'm not hungry.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #286
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My dinner was a dud. Good thing I'm not hungry.
Aww, what happened? I am sure it wasn't that bad. My corned beef was a bit tough but that was because of a mix-up at DH's work. Don't want to get into it but he texted me that dinner was yummy - husbands are very forgiving. I am sure Shrek like it just because you made it!

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I had a wonderful time having tea with my BFF and came home to the dogs acting out because they were left alone for a whole 2 hours (Violet "dug up" our bed covers again and Joie barked and barked for 30 minutes straight!).
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #287
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Aww, what happened? I am sure it wasn't that bad. My corned beef was a bit tough but that was because of a mix-up at DH's work. Don't want to get into it but he texted me that dinner was yummy - husbands are very forgiving. I am sure Shrek like it just because you made it!

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I had a wonderful time having tea with my BFF and came home to the dogs acting out because they were left alone for a whole 2 hours (Violet "dug up" our bed covers again and Joie barked and barked for 30 minutes straight!).
Yes, Shrek was very polite, but did not argue when it went into the trash, it smelled good, but it all tasted the same, bitter and over spiced...we had Key Lime Pie (bright green) for dessert, all was not lost.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:49 PM   #288
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Yes, Shrek was very polite, but did not argue when it went into the trash, it smelled good, but it all tasted the same, bitter and over spiced...we had Key Lime Pie (bright green) for dessert, all was not lost.
Sounds like you didn't cook the corn beef long enough. And I never use the pickling packet that comes with some corn beef. It has been injected with a brine solution and then sits in a barrel of brine.

Next time, plenty of water. Cover the meat completely, bring to a hard boil, lower to an active simmer and let it cook covered for at least three hours. Check frequently after two hours for tenderness. Add veggies last half hour. Cabbage last ten/fifteen minutes.
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Sounds like you didn't cook the corn beef long enough. And I never use the pickling packet that comes with some corn beef. It has been injected with a brine solution and then sits in a barrel of brine.

Next time, plenty of water. Cover the meat completely, bring to a hard boil, lower to an active simmer and let it cook covered for at least three hours. Check frequently after two hours for tenderness. Add veggies last half hour. Cabbage last ten/fifteen minutes.
It was the Irish Stout that I used and too much pickling spice. This is the first time I have ever had a failure with corned beef. That's okay, I bought another one today and I'll fix it next weekend.
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It was the Irish Stout that I used and too much pickling spice. This is the first time I have ever had a failure with corned beef. That's okay, I bought another one today and I'll fix it next weekend.
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