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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7170 on: July 23, 2019, 09:39:23 AM »
And now that I think of it, I don't think he'll be too keen for barbecue ribs, either. Unless I make them, then remove the bones and just give him the meat with a fork.  He hates messy food.  We've had crunchy tacos exactly once since I've lived here.  They were amazing!, but you know how taco shells have a tendency to crack when you bite in...?  <headshake>  But BBQ ribs!  Maybe I'll just make them (if I can find some!), and if he doesn't want to eat any, that's more for me.  :P

Sigh, this is why we don't have ribs or tacos either. Messy food suggestions are always met with 'NO' in my house by my husband   :\\\'( :\\\'(
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7171 on: July 23, 2019, 12:45:52 PM »
Sigh, this is why we don't have ribs or tacos either. Messy food suggestions are always met with 'NO' in my house by my husband   :\\\'( :\\\'(
I asked my husband if he liked ribs and got the same response. So sad. British people are missing out on all the good food!

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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7172 on: July 23, 2019, 02:38:03 PM »
I asked my husband if he liked ribs and got the same response. So sad. British people are missing out on all the good food!

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When my husband and I were still in our LDR 25 years ago (!) he was visiting me here in Texas and practically silenced an entire restaurant when he decided to use a knife and fork to eat at Wings and More. He looked at the wings and declared them quite ”teeny” and politely cut them up. He ate pizza with a knife and fork too and tacos simply bothered him so he wouldn't eat them.
It took him a few years of living with me to become the true sloppy man he is today. I don't think he owns a shirt without a food stain. Give it time y’all.


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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7173 on: July 23, 2019, 03:06:39 PM »


Today’s lunch: grilled lamb chops, oysters and s’mores for desert


It’s hot as hades but my kid is nuts for campfires right now.  Today we melted candles and made homemade fire starters just because we could


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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7174 on: July 24, 2019, 08:41:04 AM »
PB, Margo:  It's so frustrating when you crave something from "home", but your partner is just out. 

Lorena, you give me hope.  My husband isn't starting from a place of cutlery to eat pizza (at least, not when we make our own pizza in the garden), so maybe one day tacos and ribs can be in regular mealtime rotation.  Less to overcome should mean more rapid progress, right?   :P

Jimbo, what kind of biscuits are those?  Do they work as "graham crackers"?
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7175 on: July 24, 2019, 08:44:41 AM »
Lorena, you give me hope.  My husband isn't starting from a place of cutlery to eat pizza (at least, not when we make our own pizza in the garden), so maybe one day tacos and ribs can be in regular mealtime rotation.  Less to overcome should mean more rapid progress, right?   :P

You're lucky he's already at a place of eating pizza with his hands. We're not there at all. LOL. 
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7176 on: July 24, 2019, 09:24:31 AM »
You're lucky he's already at a place of eating pizza with his hands. We're not there at all. LOL.

Well, that's only our own small pizzas in the garden.  On the few occasions we've had pizza at a restaurant, it's knife and fork time.  But we have not had the American takeaway/delivery type of pizza (I've not had Domino's or Pizza Hut since I've been in the UK), so I guess I'm okay with the knife and fork in a real Italian restaurant.  Meanwhile, at home, it's all hands on crust.
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7177 on: July 24, 2019, 10:04:30 AM »
You're lucky he's already at a place of eating pizza with his hands. We're not there at all. LOL.
Was thinking the same. He would eat wings with a fork and knife if it was possible!

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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7178 on: July 24, 2019, 10:06:32 AM »
He would eat wings with a fork and knife if it was possible!

Haha ,my husband does. But he leaves so much goodness left on the bone, that I am a vulture and pick it off from him.  And then he complains he is still hungry.  ::) :P ;D
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7179 on: July 24, 2019, 10:15:25 AM »

Jimbo, what kind of biscuits are those?  Do they work as "graham crackers"?

They are buttery French biscuits called petite beurre.  They aren’t like graham crackers at all but they were good.


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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7180 on: July 24, 2019, 10:32:10 AM »
They are buttery French biscuits called petite beurre.  They aren’t like graham crackers at all but they were good.

My knowledge of francais suggests the name of those biscuits translates to "little butter".  Yes, please.  I don't usually admit this publicly because I get all kinds of hate for it, but I'm not a fan of S'mores, so I don't mind that those biscuits aren't graham crackers.  I just want to try one of them.  But I'll have my toasted marshmallows sans chocolat et sans les petits beurres.

You're lucky he's already at a place of eating pizza with his hands. We're not there at all. LOL. 

Was thinking the same. He would eat wings with a fork and knife if it was possible!

Haha ,my husband does. But he leaves so much goodness left on the bone, that I am a vulture and pick it off from him.  And then he complains he is still hungry.  ::) :P ;D

I've had wings in the UK a couple of times.  The first time, the place we'd gone to got them perfect, and I happily dug in, not realizing I was doing anything particularly impressive until my husband said, "How are you doing that?!"  "What am I doing?"  "You're eating those without getting messy."  He looked hungry, so I said he could have some.  I really thought his initial refusal was because he was enjoying seeing me so happy about UK restaurant food (for the first time since I'd been over here).  Then he finally gave in and got a wing.  He has no training.  He immediately held it with both hands, and it was all downhill from there.
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7181 on: July 24, 2019, 11:20:55 AM »
Okay, I'm wondering if this has anything to do with having kids versus not having kids in "breaking the British" of the knife and fork?

My husband was very knife and fork.  But now that he's so gross from where the kids touch him.... I don't think he gives a toss anymore. 


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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7182 on: July 24, 2019, 11:34:35 AM »
I’m no wing expert, but  lately I’ve been impressing people at work by doing the twisty thing to remove both bones from the wing. They are amazed.


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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7183 on: July 24, 2019, 11:48:41 AM »
I’m no wing expert, but  lately I’ve been impressing people at work by doing the twisty thing to remove both bones from the wing. They are amazed.

Are the (presumably British) people from work eating wings?  With their bare hands?!  Tell us more!
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Re: Friday Five!
« Reply #7184 on: July 24, 2019, 01:40:56 PM »
These are Indians, they eat rice with their hands!


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