Saturday, November 18, 2006

As my granny would have said,

'They'll get under my plate!'

I can't remember why, back in early 2004, I bought a packet of poppy seeds. (The cooking-with sort not the planting.) I must have forgotten fairly soon after buying them as I found the unopened packet in the pantry today. Along with an open pack of almonds (use by Jan 2005), some flour that, had I looked closely enough, probably contained weevils, and a packet of pasta with leek and cheese, that wasn't out of date but I threw it away anyway as it tastes horrid.

I'm sure it wasn't that long ago that I last sorted out the pantry. I only did it today (well, one shelf of it actually) because things kept falling off.

In between chucking out past-the-sell-by-date goods and cooking chilli, I choreographed a dance. Is there no end to her talent, I can hear you saying. I amaze even myself sometimes.

Now what I need is for Husband and Younger Son to join me in the dance, which we will simultaneously videotape, before publishing on YouTube.

Or perhaps not.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Betty broke down again today.

This time, instead of calling the rescue service, Younger Son called Husband. He was able to fix Betty with a bit of silver paper. Husband is a genius. You should see what he can do with an elastic band and a toothpick.

And like I said, 'You couldn't do that with a new car.'


Anonymous said...

You know me, I won't phone the breakdown service if there is a chance dad can fix it.

Mainly because i hate waiting in the cold, dark and wet for a grumpy man in a van to turn up.

Anonymous said...

Have you got a spice rack Liz? I gave up on one when I started this present life...I decided it is too short to spend checking the sell by date of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme...we buy on a 'need to use' basis now.

chux said...

Glad the car is back on the road - not sure i want to know about the elastic band and the toothpick though!

I've got a large container of Curry Powder whch hasnt been touched since 2003. I though time improved the flavour. But I havent got the 'guts' to try it.

nice to catch up with you again! :-)
all the best

Steve said...

I've been out of town and see I have much to catch up on. Glad the car is running.

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