2013 Odds and Ends

First off, joke of the year:

Why did the baker have smelly hands?

Because he kneaded a poo.

Second. This year’s last-minute shopping trauma. I couldn’t get into a supermarket. Seriously – Tesco, Sainsbury, Waitrose. All of them had people queuing in cars trying to get into the carparks. I drove around for an hour until I gave up and joined the queue for Tesco. I love Tesco. No really. It’s got something of everything but never quite what you really want.

I decided this year that Christmas is about eating, rather than cooking, so got loads of stuff that’s already made. I mean I’m not making my own canapes etc. Can’t be arsed! So after 1 1/2 hours of wandering around isles full of crap I came away with this lot.


That big bag on the left in front of the milk. That’s a two rib roast right there. Please please that I dont overcook it!

Third. My favourite food for 2013. Hoisin salmon rice with fillet steak:


Fourth. My favourite work-related gift.


I’m going to drink this slowly and try and savour it rather than just gulping it down like cider.

Right, have a great festive session and all that jazz.

21 thoughts on “2013 Odds and Ends

  1. Oh, our stores here in the States were terrible – at least in the Chicago area. The holidays + an impending snow storm = everyone and their mother out, loading up their grocery carts. I hope the roast came out beautifully! Merry Christmas and many heartfelt wishes for a wonderful New Year!

  2. Sounds like you needed a co-pilot on the market expedition…maybe even one outside with the car & one inside standing in line while you did the food grab for the line place holder.
    My new kitchen really got a workout Christmas Eve since I did tons of appetizers & I’m with you – next year a trip to Wegmans. They do EXCELLENT apps & I’ll be able to actually sit down and eat. At least with the new island I had company while shucking clams instead of being in the kitchen alone while everyone else sits in the family room.

  3. Good luck with that wine! It’s funny, every one I know has tried to simplify things this year. My family has been bugging me to work less hard, but I think it’s only to assuage their guilt in not helping. Ever.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. I ventured out this morning as well, and was very glad to return to the sanity of my home – it’s a little crazy out there! Merry (Happy!) Christmas to you and yours, and may your holiday be filled with relaxation, good food, and someone else doing the dishes.

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