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Posted on 7 Jun 2013 16:56:55 BDT
A. bailey says:
I was really busy at work this weeka, did one of the girls hair then went off to get shoes ,couldn't find the hairbrush,I looked everywhere but had to go to school .I didn't find the brush until I went to make tea later..Standing up next to the milk in the fridge.Hi Pixie.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2013 16:59:38 BDT
pixie says:
Anita! Hi back atcha! must be under pressure hun!hahah!xx

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2013 17:31:48 BDT
I hear you! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2013 21:46:37 BDT
Bearman says:
LOL you sound lijke my OH. I have prevously found both the telephone and tv remote control in the fridge (seperate occasions). We have even changed the lock on the back door to a combination lock, because the keys were just put down somewhere and someone got locksd many many times.

Posted on 7 Jun 2013 22:10:49 BDT
A. bailey says:
Yep really busy and now they've moved house at work so I have more than a half hour drive over to school.

Posted on 4 Jul 2013 12:20:25 BDT
Yesterday DH bought one of those little plastic things to make soft-boiled eggs in the microwave. I caught him just before he tossed the little instruction leaflet, took it and read it, aloud, in Spanish. Specifically telling him how to use it!
So he brings it to the table having placed the egg in the shell in it and cooked it. I told him NOT to crack it open for about 10 min, as it would most likely explode! He leaves the room and comes back, having filled the egg cup with water.
It turned out OK and didn't explode having had a chance to cool. He was so afraid of it he turned it into a frying pan and fried the soft-boiled egg!

When all else fails, read the instructions!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2013 13:06:50 BDT
pixie says:
I'm guilty of that so I am with DH! I am so impatient!

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 13:36:42 BDT
Bearman says:
I'm a bad person..........our eldest son has decided he doesnt like pork in any form (apart from bacon). Last night I fed him Thai pork meatballs, telling him it was beef. The night before he had cottage pie made with pork. I am thinking of doing pork kebabs on the bbq this weekend, but cant think what to call them.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2013 15:29:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jul 2013 15:30:08 BDT
pixie says:
Spicy patties! or faux souvlaki?

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 15:37:40 BDT
Bearman says:
Hi Pixie - great answer - i'll go with faux souvlaki and hope he doesnt ask whats in it.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2013 16:41:48 BDT
happy says:
I don't blame you Bearman. I get really annoyed with people who suddenly don't like some thing. Years ago we had a client staying full board for a whole month, who insisted she didn't like garlic. Well I had no intention of changing my cooking to suit her. So I started by using just a little bit then slowly upped it. At the end she was getting more than anybody else, but she insisted she hated the stuff and could even tell if the frying pan had had garlic in it even if it had been through the dishwasher.

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 16:46:20 BDT
Bearman says:
There are a lot of people out there who think they dont like something, but in reality have only ever had it badly cooked. If you can just get them to be open minded............I have given up saying to my step son "well you haven't tried my XXXXX" as it never works. Hence the technique of serving the stuff anyway and just not telling him. He would freak out if you knew how much rabbit, offal and game he has eaten over the years. I look forward to the day that I tell him, but will leave that for a choise moment when he is older and has seen more of the world.

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 16:57:16 BDT
happy says:
Meat balls are a wonderful way of hiding meat, and tomato based sauces can hide a garden full of veg. Fish is a bit more tricky to pass off as something else.

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 16:59:30 BDT
Bearman says:
Too true. Anyway - time for me to sign off - enjoy the weather everyone.

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 17:45:45 BDT
Enjoy the weather, he says to me. 45ºC. You enjoy it! LOL

Bear, here in S. Spain when a person says "meat" with no qualifier they mean pork. If they mean beef or lamb or chicken, they say so. But "meat" is pork.
So tell him it's just plain meat. He'll think it's beef.

Posted on 5 Jul 2013 22:43:07 BDT
Bearman says:
So long as I dont arouse his suspicions, that might work. Thats too hot for me Ori, I would not be able to do anything but sit quietly in the shade sipping cold drinks.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2013 11:05:40 BDT
Ghost says:
I bet a lot of people years ago did the ' Cook the chicken, with plastic bag of giblets '. I have only been back in the UK for a shortish time, but do they still leave them in?
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2013 11:08:09 BDT
pixie says:
Yes Ghost if you buy a good chicken from the from the supermarket.

Posted on 10 Jul 2013 20:34:45 BDT
A. bailey says:
Hi pixie,I once cooked a turkey with the bag inside.luckily after an hour my mum ( who'd hurt her back) asked me to boil up the giblets I said it didn't have any! they were hardly warm when I got them out.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2013 21:14:54 BDT
pixie says:
Oh gawd! Many a time that's happened I expect...all goes to the great event that is Christmas! Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2013 22:01:23 BDT

For several years when Hon No.1 daughter was still at primary school, it was my task to do the family Xmas lunch while SWMBO kept the in-laws entertained.

On the first Xmas I managed to actually have everything on the table, perfectly cooked, even with the turkey carved, and with everyone seated at the target time of 1.30, the nine year old looked at the crispy-golden roasties and said, "I want them with the burnt bits like Mum does."

For a moment I thought I was going to emulate my Dad (who was known for his short fulmination fuse), but then I remembered we had guests and, more importantly, the small Ronson gas plumbing torch. So while SWMBO served up, I Cheffied (carbonised/caramelised) the roasties until the small one was satisfied.

Our four guests didn't know whether to laugh at the incongruity or be horrified by the 150cm flame. Even now we don't let Hon No.1 daughter forget about it, and she has grown into a much better cook than the other three of us added together.

This happened in 1979, long before I ever saw a TV chef using a cooking blowtorch. I still use the plumbing tool for brûlé etc.
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