"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
Executive Chef
 
LEFSElover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,697
Dinner Saturday, Sept 15th, anyone eatin?

We are here in beautiful Coeur d'Alene Idaho.
DH is still asleep after tackling wharfs famous eatery for dinner last night.

Question for all of you. I have a new annoyance. Maybe someone can enlighten me about this new malady.
When someone says "thank you" when did "you're welcome" go out of style and become "not a problem" or worse yet "yep"? And this one's been going on for ions too. The bill included dollars and cents. Why is it, when they bring you your change after you pay in cash, they omit the change, even when it's over a half dollars worth?

Dinner will be at a restaurant in either Spokane or Seattle tonight. It depends on how much we want to drive since we landed then drove all day yesterday to get here.

Happy Saturday happy weekend and enjoy the day.

__________________
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
Master Chef
 
PA Baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by LEFSElover View Post
Question for all of you. I have a new annoyance. Maybe someone can enlighten me about this new malady.
When someone says "thank you" when did "you're welcome" go out of style and become "not a problem" or worse yet "yep"?
Around here, you get "sure" a lot, or even worse, no response! I always say, "I said, thank you..." Drives me nuts, too, lefse--I'm afraid we're probably considered old fashioned.

Tonight we're having Southwest chicken chili with homemade tortilla chips. If DH gets back from work early enough today we're headed out to an orchard to get apples--they also have a bunch of free kids crafts, activities and wagon rides. Depending on the time I hope to make a nice, hot apple crisp for dessert!
__________________
-A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand
PA Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
am i having a deja vu?

i think i've been here before. all joking aside.



ok, on topic:
i am adamant about teaching my boy to ask for things by saying "may i have...please" instead of "can i get"; receiving them with a "thank you"; or giving them with "you're welcome".
__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 5,912
Send a message via Yahoo to Barb L.
"Football Ssaturday" were a just have grilled ham and cheese on pumpernickel bread and salad.


Lefse, my sons were taught manners at a very young age, as well as my grandsons. There are times now, I'll do something special for my youngest son (26) and he'll forget to say thank you, when he does I'll say "your welcome", which he then says oh thank you, Mom. It works every time. Some people were never taught I guess !
I am guilty of saying "no problem" sometimes, for me its like saying glad to have helped you.
__________________
Grandma's Boys - Isaiah (11) Cameron (3 )
Barb L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 01:05 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
LEFSElover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,697
yep buckster, you have been here before, with the no problem part but the 'yep' is new to even me
__________________
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,371
The "yep" or no response is really rude and it annoys me no end..Another is to have the waiter or waitress ask me if I want change back when I pay for a meal..! I gladly tip, especially those who go out of their way, but the "ya want change back" sets my teeth on edge! Chances are the next time I eat at another place...I also dislike the honey, sweetie, darling that is handed out to many older people now days. They aren't babies, and they are not going to pitch a fit in your eatery, It's hard I know how to address people but that pat on the head attitude, litterly makes me want to lay on the floor, kick my heels and give them a taste of who to treat like an idiot!
And on that note, dinner will be at home tonight...just roast beef on crusty french rolls,with au jus to dunk them in, fries, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados..No dessert unless we want ice cream as there is a cake baking for tomorrow, thanks to Goodweed
kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,515
I am going to drink some nice bourbon, sit on the paito in the cool of the evening, and fry some fish, hushpuppies etc. Thank You for asking!!



Have Fun!
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 01:46 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central UK.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
it`s Saturday therefore it`s Pizza, but this time with Home grown tomatoes on it :)
__________________
Katherine Snow. xx
YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 01:58 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
the dough must rise a lot yt, having taken the time to grow tomatoes on it...

(tv jammer, my A$$)
__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 02:19 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 5,912
Send a message via Yahoo to Barb L.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
I am going to drink some nice bourbon, sit on the paito in the cool of the evening, and fry some fish, hushpuppies etc. Thank You for asking!!



Have Fun!
Uncle Bob, thats sounds so relaxing and I can almost smell the fish a fryin' - I am jealous !
__________________
Grandma's Boys - Isaiah (11) Cameron (3 )
Barb L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 03:26 PM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barb L View Post
Uncle Bob, thats sounds so relaxing and I can almost smell the fish a fryin' - I am jealous !

Well, since you had fish and "drink" last night, it's only fair that tonight is my turn!!


Fun!
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #12
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,381
We're kind of having fish....well, it lives in water. Mussels done two ways, one in a marinara sauce, the other in a white wine sauce. Lobster tails with lemon and buttah. Salad and crusty bread with more buttah.
__________________
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
Loprraine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 04:21 PM   #13
Head Chef
 
elaine l's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,098
Loprraine, I want what you are having. We are taking it easy tonight. Crabcakes, crusty bread and a cup a' chowdah. I almost changed my menu after reading all the fish frying going on. I guess I am hungry but not ambitious.
elaine l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 04:23 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 5,912
Send a message via Yahoo to Barb L.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loprraine View Post
We're kind of having fish....well, it lives in water. Mussels done two ways, one in a marinara sauce, the other in a white wine sauce. Lobster tails with lemon and buttah. Salad and crusty bread with more buttah.
Now I don't know Where to go , I love your dinner - my favorite ! But do love my fish !!!!! Envy is sinkin' in !
__________________
Grandma's Boys - Isaiah (11) Cameron (3 )
Barb L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 04:25 PM   #15
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,381
Come on over. I'll trade ya'll my mussels for a cup a'chowdah or some fried fish. Never did care much for mussels, but the others do.!!!!
__________________
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
Loprraine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 05:43 PM   #16
Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 76
I've noticed the same thing. What bothers me, though, is the dwindling use of the term "thank you" in general. When we were visiting my sister recently, a niece asked me why my son always says "thank you for dinner" when he asks to be excused. I said to her "it is common courtesy to thank people who have done something nice for you". She looked at me like I was from Mars.

As far as dinner is concerned, it is too bad I did the omelettes on Thursday as dh is still need able to handle much texture after dental surgery yesterday. He's going to have some leftover scalloped potatoes and cottage cheese. Weird, yes, but the menu was his selection. Ds and I are going to have some fried chicken (KFC) leftover from the lunch we provided today for a sibling group my agency sponsors.
mercyteapot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 05:56 PM   #17
Head Chef
 
Toots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 1,580
I met a friend at a Chinese restaurant over in a northern Cincinnati suburb. We split the lobster special - which was 2 fresh lobsters, cooked with ginger, soy, green onions and served on a bed of freshly steamed rice noodles (and only $20 for 2 lobsters!). We also had dim sum - I was the only Caucasian in the place and my friend did all the ordering in Cantonese - the food was delicious! I am pretty stuffed - ready for a nap.
Toots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:01 AM   #18
Executive Chef
 
LEFSElover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,697
......................but folks, no one helped me with what to do about the change that wasn't brought to me. Is it okay to leave that part of what's due me back, out? And Kades, you hit the nail on the head, say for instance the bill is $50, you put down $100, what do you think noodlehead waitress, "no, you just keep the $50 as your tip."

How presumptuous of the waiter/waitress to simply not include your change change in what they return to you.
aaaaargh.............

conversely, last night I left a generous tip to the young gal that waited on us because she deserved it, phathom that..........
__________________
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:10 AM   #19
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,803
Last night we enjoyed one of our old favorites - a sort of "pseudo" Fettucini Alfredo (Barilla fettucini tossed with a mixture of melted "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", non-fat yogurt, sour cream, & copious amounts of freshly grated parmesan cheese). Served with a nice green salad & warm Italian bread.
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:20 AM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 24,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by mercyteapot View Post
As far as dinner is concerned, it is too bad I did the omelettes on Thursday as dh is still need able to handle much texture after dental surgery yesterday. He's going to have some leftover scalloped potatoes and cottage cheese.
I broke my jaw in a car accident many years ago, and it was wired shut for 6 weeks. I ate a lot of spaghetti with tomato sauce, fish, rice, mashed potatoes.

DH is still out of town, so I just had a salad for dinner as I made up a couple batches of Rick Bayless' tomatillo-serrano sauce.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.