Feb. 14, 2012 10:18 pm
Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 8:25 pm
Being the old poop that I am, "romance" left my lifestyle so many years ago, that on the rare occasion I attempt to create some semblence of "atmosphere," it goes TOTALLY un-noticed, and I simply crumple up once again, chalking up the experience as a total
I did make it to the grocery today, to beat the end of the current advertised items, and surprisingly only spent $38, saving a whopping 53% (which I certainly didn't mind!) $15 of my bill was one HUGE pork loin... I normally wouldn't do this, but my mission
actually was to purchase one of these, and also a whole top sirloin. I passed on the sirloin... There were only two in the meat case, and neither looked that great.
Best back up a tad, I guess... While I was having coffee this morning, I decided that a "special meal" was in order, so I thawed out some beef, and set about cutting and prepping it for Stroganoff. The slowcooker was doing it's job by lunch time. Good, dinner
"ready" short of noodles and veggie.
Back to the grocery... First item into my cart was two bundles of the skinniest asparagus I've seen in some time, and at a "reasonable" price. Then on to gather ingredients for my next soup, which requires ingredients I can't say I often have on hand, like
a LEEK! When I had finally gathered up the items I wished to buy, I was fortunate to be "next in line" at the check out. The cashier (name of Heather - I always like to address those wearing name tags!) asked, "are you cooking this evening?" Well, of course
my reply was "yes... ALWAYS!" Guess I wasn't in the mood to chat about it being a "special" day, despite the number of men leaving the store with bunches of roses, and one woman I ran across a few times with the most interesting plants in her cart! They
appeared to be similar to a gladiola, but with a "ruffly" flower! I was tempted to get myself one!
On to "the" meal... The stroganoff was mediocre at best, though tastey... it needed to have a thicker sauce with more sour cream. However, the asparagus which I served with a "mock" hollandaise sauce was to die for! I ate here at my computer desk...
The 7lbs + of pig I cut in half, and again, making two "roasts," and sliced the other half into chops. While I'm low on beef, I've certainly got plenty of pork! A new "ad" tomorrow! I'm picky about where I'll buy meat... one grocery chain, and one only,
with the occasional exception of my "wherehouse" store, which also has a good reputation...
I do so hope that ALL of you who still have a bit of romance in your lives, shared a special meal with that special someone...!
Meanwhile, be happy, be healthy... AND TAKE A DAY OFF!