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Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:26 pm
by hob (deleted)
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I got enough food to last into the new year and loadsa booze, all the cards and prezzie's delivered.

Tomorrow involves cooking sausage rolls cocktail sausages and a lump of ham and looking up on line how to cook the turkey

Sampling all those bottles of booze to make sure none have gone off and feeding next doors cats

Apart from that it should be a quiet day pottering


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:42 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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We've had the sausage roll fest today with Mrs SDA leaving the misshapes out to be eaten up. Yummy, they're better than the real thing.

Get crumbs in your keyboard though.

Our 'lodger' has been skyped on her laptop by her two girl friends from Germany.

I've been making sure the tonic water is up to standard and it would be a shame not to sup gin with it.

Tomorrow my Canadian cousin arrives (maybe) by train from Wimbledon. For some reason he's chosen to travel via Chiltern Rail, which means wandering across Birmingham city centre to New Street to get a Crewe train. Colonials will never learn Too many beavers as a youngster you know.

It now turns out I have to drive over to Shrewsbury to collect son and his new fiancee, who is working 'til 8pm, so dinner tomorrow is 9pm or later.

Busy busy.


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:01 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: hob wrote in post #1
looking up on line how to cook the turkey


I'd be quite satisfied with a cooker that only had one temperature setting available - 180°C as this does me for everything. I also cook everything for 20 mins/lb + 20 minutes over.
I'm fully aware that this can often lead to waste as when I only want to eat a cheese toasted sandwich I have to cook a pound of cheese to keep within the rules I've set.
Christmas Eve is the big event over here - nice family dinner in the evening followed by the exchanging of pressies which is followed in turn by a trip down to the Church for a bit of midnight singing. They also have a pub next door to the Church for the non-believers where we sing other tunes.


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:07 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Zitat
I also cook everything for 20 mins/lb + 20 minutes over.



Drat now I have to convert kilo's to pounds

Zitat
They also have a pub next door to the Church for the non-believers where we sing other tunes.



My kind of place


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:59 am
by Pop540 (deleted)
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our turkeys going in the steamer on wb stove, as its reduced in erm size and weight recently....
just cleaned the kitchen, and the fridge after plastering cake, amazing where the icing sugar travels when siving

oh going too dig the parsnips carrots and pull leeks tomorrow
im on Yorkshire pud duty on Christmas day that's if we still have electric (due to increased roaring wind) otherwise it be pancakes on wb stove.

sounds like I will have to go out there, just heard a loud bang, bother!!!


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:18 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Crikey, a 4:59am posting - don't you own a bed?


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:24 am
by hob (deleted)
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I was up at 04.30 too .............gale force winds no electric and looking after next doors house as well as mine.
Fortunately no damage.


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:24 am
by Crow (deleted)
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I have worked shifts most of my life and still wake up to see if the manager is around,
or if it is time to get up to go to work. It is a different world around 4:15 AM, all greyscale
and pastels!


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:35 am
by ellen (deleted)
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I'm also up very early most days, great in the summer as I can have the washing on the line by 5am but it's a struggle in the winter as Marks usually just gone to bed from his night shift and so I have to keep the house quiet. Not a lot you can do so I usually have a nosey round on here.


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:55 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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hi yes we own a bed (its suffered a spring problem at oh side), surprisingly had had 2 hours sleep, sadly woke up with the usual issues and couldn't nod off again hence me up and about.
the loud bang turned out to be the wood shed escaping off its mounts, by time reset tied down ect I was frozen should of really got dressed not gone out in pj..
the wood man has just been to restock us so at lest it should stay put
its blooming chilly out there wind goes right through you
hope you have electric for tomorrow hob,



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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:15 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Its ok the electric came back early morning, I been cooking sausage rolls


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:20 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:08 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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We must be on the periphery of it because the wind has picked up here too over the past few hours. Spent half the morning getting each strand of hair in place for tonight's dinner and after a quick sprint to put the rubbish out, my wig looks like a well used mop. Should have sent the OH out instead.


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:16 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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that's cheered me up
nice to hear your also enduring the hair problems
times your problem by 10 and you'll be able to imagine my current look


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RE: Everybody ready?

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:14 pm
by Eribanut | 2.024 Posts

Quote: hob wrote in post #1
I got enough food to last into the new year and loadsa booze, all the cards and prezzie's delivered.

Tomorrow involves cooking sausage rolls cocktail sausages and a lump of ham and looking up on line how to cook the turkey

Sampling all those bottles of booze to make sure none have gone off and feeding next doors cats

Apart from that it should be a quiet day pottering




Bit late for tomoz but this might come in handy for future years to come

Christmas Cake Ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 Large eggs
Nuts
1 Bottle of Vodka
2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the vodka to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the vodka again.
To be sure it is the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.
Repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point it's best to make sure the vodka is shtill OK.
Cry another tup just in case.
Turn off the mixerer.
Break 2 eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick fruit off floor.
Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the vodka to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares?
Check the vodka.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table. Spoon.
Of sugar, or something. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the vodka and kick the cat.
Fall into bed.
CHERRY MISTMAS!


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Tempus fugit; carpe diem


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