OT: Anne Cromwell re: Dinner

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrdad, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Well Anne. Don't know what to tell ya. Waited quite a few

    weeks now but you never showed up for dinner!! Gonna half

    ta go ahead and eat them LIMA BEANS tonight as I couldn't

    get out to shop for real vegetables. We French folk don't

    normally "cotton" to those beans. However, I gonna have

    them with my S-Cargo tonight in the interest of Anglo-

    French understanding. Along with French Onion Soup

    and a pleasant green salad ( Assuming that those little

    buggers haven't slithered up on the plate and woofed it

    down) while I'm sipping on that soup!!


    And to think I could have had PIGEON tonight! But oh

    no!! Some animal rights do gooder was in the laundry

    matt at the same time and swooped up the entrapped bird

    and tossed it outside. I Yelled, " hey you just threw

    my Dinner away!! Anyway, lifes little disappointments.
    Gotta cook now,
    MRDAD

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  2. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    Thanks all!!
  3. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

  4. ABCDfamily

    ABCDfamily New Member

    I'm confused about this post, can you explain?
  5. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    I don't expect any body to understand the Post as it

    is based on one between Anne and I a few weeks ago.

    She was born in the UK so the reference to the Lima

    Beans. Will delete Post upon her reply. Thanks for

    the question and sorry you were perplexed over some-

    thing so silly!!
    Have a good day,
    MRDAD
  6. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Hey there you silly billy!

    Here you go, confusing everyone on the board but another celt-the gauls are celts too I think-they wear the same boots in any case.

    Well we Brits I have to say eat Broad beans-Limeys do not eat Lima beans, runners and broad and Marrowfat Peas. MMM yes sireee I just love those marrowfat peas, all boiled up to a slop and then doused in malt vinegar.

    How about a plate of jellied eels or a nice jar of trotters!!!

    Do you have a Safeways? See if you can get some real English Crumpets-yummy, toasted to a crisp and spread with butter.

    Now tonight I am preparing Jam tart and la creme anglaise-une delicieuse tradition britannique!

    Sorry I did not show, had you done the hake and chips (fish and fries to you USAers)and the marrowfats then I would have shown up.

    Too bad old boy, rotten eggs, jolly hockeysticks and all that rot.

    Have you tried toad in the hole??? Yikes, Crikey, the one who does not like OTers here is going to blow their tops over this lighthearted drivel so you better read, print, et mange tout.....

    Love Anne Cromwell
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  7. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    After all your yummy food descriptions, it puts a whole

    new light on British Gormet for me!! I'll Trade one of

    my Fillet for one of your Fill-ITS it ya promise not to

    BOIL it. My Irish American Mother use to boil the

    whole chicken in a big pot and I can still smell the

    horrible scent! Never could get me to eat it!! But

    still disapointed about the escaped Pigeon.

    Hope you feel ok after the house painting!!
    "TALK" soon,
    MRDAD

    P.S. The Celts extended South well into "France" until
    Julius Ceasar forced them back across the Channel
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  8. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Well, I have to admit to cooking whole chickens by BOILING them to make chicken stew.

    Of course, we remove the feathers first>>>>>>>>>(feet, giblets and head too!!!)
    One whole chicken, skin removed.

    Oregeno, thyme and bouquet garni
    chopped celery, carrots,onions and potatoes, garlic
    Water to cover. salt and pepper.

    Cook till boiling then simmer for a couple hours on low.

    No nasty smell-I think the skin and fat made the nasty scummy smell.
    This one smells of herbs.

    I make dumplings and add for the last fifteen minutes of simmer. Tastes pretty good I am told. I eat chicken rarely.

    Also good way to cook pigeons and bunny rabbits....my mom used to cook bunnies and make gloves from their skins-no wonder I am squeamish about meat....food was on rationing and she had a family to feed.

    I was listening to a great discussion about Alexander the Great today on the BBC. Interesting man. Genius really.

    Have you ever eaten Finny Haddock? This is smoked haddock that we simmer in milk and eat with bread and butter-of course one cannot get the foods here. My brother brought the custard powder from Canada for me.

    LOve Anne Cromwell


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  9. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    It's nice that you have a Brother over here to be close
    with. I think about the 19C. and early 20C. when young
    people left home for America and parents and children
    knowing it was a final goodbye for most. Stayed in Cobh
    Ireland years ago that was the last stop before the TI-
    TANIC hit the iceburg. I understand that there is a
    museum there now to commemorate those that lost their
    lives. Hope to go back again some day as my Mother's
    family is from Cork and I still have people there!

    Glad all your painting is finished.(??) Hope Danny
    is doing well!!
    MRDAD
  10. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Usually, at weekends, our house is the venue for a couple or more autistic kids. They are a riot for sure. At one gathering here we had four adults who are bi-polar, two teens ditto, one alzheimers man and five autistic kids and nobody noticed.....they all get on so brilliantly together, it is just the societal norms that are hard for them.

    I usually have at least one sleeping over. Danny is great. We have grandma's apartment building pool a two minute drive or ten minute walk away to use all summer.

    Had a to-do at summer school(school district) as he and another 12 year old(girl) had a little kiss. You would have thought he had r....d her for all the fuss they made and the girl had taken the lead!!! Gee, how many girls did you kiss at 12/13? Or wanted to! Talk about overly zealous social workers....

    The painting is going OK. Chosing a color was hardest. We settled on a dull sagey green. I went back on the amitryptiline last night due to sleeplessness and pain-was doing an experiment of taking nothing, including vitamins, and I felt awful after eight days, after the first four days of no change. So back to square one.

    Yes, I had not seen my brother in over two years so I was glad he drove down. We were too far away last year. He is a cancer survivor(bladder) and he is 12 years older than I. He was a little down when he first arrived, but had a good week playing golf with his wife and my DH, Dan snr.

    I suppose the French pronounce it gaulf!!!

    I have a niece living in Cork with her partner and child. She loves it there. My grandmother on dad's side was a Romany from those parts. Her parents had come over to England on the cattle boat bringing their painted wooden wagon with them. My great grandfather was a Romany leader and a silversmith and well respected. My granny married a Welshman and my mother's family are all hardheaded Yorkshire so no hope for me at all. Lots of Celtic blood and I look it, tall and very blonde. Bodecia type!

    When I remember the title, there is a great read about the Celts and Gauls, fiction, but with a lot of facts incorporated, about the Romans too-gosh I loved that book and cannot recall the title-the auror wrote a couple also about the Gaels. Did you read Trinity, Leon Uris, good book about the Irish.

    Well I am off to watch TV and take the pills....yuk.

    Love Anne Cromwell

    I think BBC Radio 4, available free on your computer, are covering Alexander the Great all next week and the one after in a series of plays if I got that right.
  11. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    It sounds as if Danny had a great summer thus far!! My
    Daughter worked with a class of very, very difficult
    chrildren in Oregon that were way beyond any problems
    one might find among those with Autism. Many were drug
    damaged youngsters do to parent addictions!!

    I'm sure that Social Workers and teachers are so paranoid
    about every little thing kids like Danny are most likely
    under undue scrutiny!! My Daughter had to write down
    every tiny incident that occured and discuss it with her
    Superiors!! I guess she isn't discouraged as she will
    be starting her M.A. program next month. But she has
    Lyme and I hope she will be able to handle work and
    school too.

    Amitriptaline (sp.) and I didn't get along as a "reuptake
    inhibitor." I wanted to sleep 20 hrs. a day. Am now tak
    ing LEXAPRO with better results. Two melatonin before
    beddy bye also. Leave the BBC on all night though so I
    won't miss anything while its happening!!

    Gotta see my Doc in the A.M. and I'm not ready with my
    list of questions yet!
    "TALK" tomorrow,
    MRDAD


  12. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Nos Dar,

    I think the new troll thinks we are Lonely Hearts BTW...

    Think I should tell him I am old enough to be your mom!!!AND am happily married too.

    Even though we like the BBC and strange foods...(LOL)

    Anne