Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wednesday

 I'm trying to decide whether to start cooking today or do it all tomorrow. My grocery order should be delivered before Noon which leaves the afternoon free to start cooking. I could certainly put up the  gravy and meatballs today but that would mean re-heating tomorrow and then re-heating the leftovers at some time in the near future. How much re-heating do I want to do?

But - the gravy takes a good 3 hours, which means I will have to be up and cooking at 6am on Thursday - do I want to do that? You see we eat our main meal around Noon-ish, I simply can't eat a big meal at night, it plays havoc with my stomach. The crepes for the manicotti could also be done today but I have a small fridge and I'm thinking there will be no place to put them.

I would really like a nice big salad to go with dinner tomorrow but I really can't depend on the grocery store shoppers to pick out the same fresh veggies I would - I'm sure asking for one large ripe tomato would be a waste of typing. I miss fresh veggies. 

We eat mostly frozen string beans and brussel sprouts, my husband is not a big veggie eater, tho he does like spinach, and quite frankly I'm not a huge fan. Of course he likes creamed spinach (yuk!) and I prefer spinach salad. Oddly enough my husband likes brussel sprouts and broccoli rabe but not broccoli - me,  I love broccoli any way you want to make it. Cauliflower will never enter my kitchen, there is no excuse for anything to smell that bad. I can't remember what cauliflower tastes like since I haven't eaten it in more than 50 years - and even then it was pickled - seems Italians pickle a lot of vegetables - or at least my relatives did. 

Yesterday afternoon my husband and I had a long conversation about holidays, families and other similar topics - understand that my husband and I met when we were in our 40's so we don't have any first hand experience with each other's formative years. My husband has a bit more experience with my mother and brother than I have with his family (thank goodness for small blessings on my part, not so much for my poor, long suffering husband).  My husband is not much of a talker or sharer so when he'd had enough of talking he said "This was nice but I think I'm going to read my book." End of conversation. 

Last night we played Scrabble, my husband has been keeping score for 30 years now, I won 334 to 209. I won last time, and the time before - he is becoming less enchanted with playing Scrabble these days.

8 comments:

  1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, whenever you cook it! We do our own shopping because we like fresh fruit and veggies and don't trust the stores to pick out good produce.

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    1. We rarely leave the apartment these days, I only go down to the lobby to pick up packages and once or twice a week to check the mail...we don't get much mail, lately it's just medical stuff. Since it's like $22 round trip Uber fare to get back and forth to the grocery store, and even with a generous tip and delivery fee I'm saving money and my health by having groceries delivered. The nearest grocery to me has super expensive totally crap fresh veggies..When you don't have a car, even in the best of times, one is limited in one's choices - this ain't NYC!

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  2. Yup, that's why we don't play cribbage much anymore - Hubby almost always wins. :) Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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    1. G doesn't like to lose LOL and he's been winning for the last 30 years - well until maybe 6 months ago LOL My husband's family are big on card games, cribbage being their favorite - I don't get it - I don't get the point of card games, or actually any game that doesn't require knowledge - luck of the draw or the dice? Pfft - what fun is that?

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  3. I've never had creamed spinach, but it sounds revolting.

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    1. To my mind it is - basically it is just spinach in a cream sauce it is the primo side order in steak houses for some reason...there is a whole segment of the population who like their vegetables in cream sauces - you can buy it frozen from all the big frozen food companies like Birdseye - (https://www.birdseye.com/sauced-seasoned/sauced/creamed-spinach)

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    2. yeah, I'm not a cream sauce kind of person either...

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