Food goes bad when?

The ‘best before’ challenge … One man boldly goes beyond the use-by dates on his food

British, not American, dates, but I suspect the theory still stands on this side of the pond. There are a lot of conversations in my house about the difference between “when in doubt, throw it out” and “for God’s sake, it’s fine, eat it.” One thing that they don’t mention here are leftovers — which definitely don’t hold up anywhere near as well as the food when it arrives from the supermarket.

Fat German Rabbits to Feed Poor: Monster Bunnies For North Korea – International – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News

Fat German Rabbits to Feed Poor: Monster Bunnies For North Korea – International – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News

Ah, bunnies. I raised rabbits once, for 4H. Never ate any of my “pet” rabbits (did sell a few to breeders for fur) but I have some great recipes for rabbit meatballs. Rabbits are cute, adorable, lovable, and damn good eating.

Turkey day has come and gone…

I stuffed myself on chicken liver and egg, spinach dip, hot crab dip, turkey, peanut soup, oyster stuffing, mashed potatoes, creamed onions, sweet potatoes, crescent rolls, shrimp, wine, mince meat and pumpkin pie, and cappucino.

I’m thankful for all of the bounties I enjoyed today, as well as the happy family I shared them with. I wish you and yours equal blessings and bounties not only today, but every day.

A long day of hurry up and wait

Doctor’s appointment A was supposed to start at 10:30, but started at 11:45. We drank bottles of Arizona and Sobe tea and played video games.

Appointment B was supposed to be at 1:30, but so was appointment C. We showed up for B at 12:45 and waited for the doctor to get back from lunch. Half the Tastycakes were eaten while we waited. This one was quick and uneventful; we were out by 1:20.

Appointment C was supposed to be at 1:30 but probably didn’t really start until an hour later. Armed with sodas, we waited that one out with more video games, met various new supporting staff members, completed half a dozen tasks and left there at around 3:55.

Appointment D was blood draws and there was no wait, but thanks to some confusion about a requested test we left there at 4:30.

We finally ate our first fully functional meal of the day at the hospital cafeteria at 4:45 or so, sat in horrific traffic from the city to King of Prussia mall, picked up our Final Fantasy III preorder and dragged our sorry tails in the door around 7pm.

It’s now almost 11:30 and I’ve accomplished almost nothing, except walking JessieDog and taking a brand new holy-hell-this-tastes-like-shit sinus medication. Soon I will sleep, then the work week starts back up tomorrow.