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  1. max930

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    I'm going to make spaghetti. Costco is only letting in a certain number of customers into the warehouse. When two exit, they let two in. Not worth standing in line, so no meatballs, unless I make them myself. I like the Kirkland.
     
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    So...the good news is that the helicopter circling my flat wasn't the fire department checking on me. Sigh...

    I cooked the steak in my cast iron pan (brought in my suitcase all the way from Wyoming via SFO to our flat in London) and it smoked so much the fire alarm went off and the flat filled with smoke. I opened up all the windows and doors and got the alarm to stop, but before it did, a helicopter arrived over my building and hovered for 2 full minutes. I went on my balcony and watched him...he seemed to really be watching me and my building. Could it be that the alarm triggers the authorities and they dispatched to an already flying chopper nearby? He was overhead a long time and clearly looking at my flat. There is nothing else nearby, there were no people or cars on the street, and I've not seen a chopper do that in the 6 months we have been here...

    Since I have no idea how things work here, and frankly they often work completely orthogonally to how I would think. So I couldn't rule out that they were somehow alerted and here to check on me. I half expected a fire truck and fireman tromping up the stairs and into my wide open apartment. I texted the flat owner and she said there was "no way they were that efficient, it had to be a coincidence." So, I laughed at myself and went back to my cook. Luckily, that diversion happened to last the exact amount of time of my scheduled "rest" of the steak :)

    As I said, that was the good news...

    The bad news is that the steak (and everything else I cooked) was a "meh". It was chewy, as the butcher said it would be, due to the geriatric cow I was chomping on. And, it had a uniquely beefy taste, again as they said it would, showcasing the mileage on the hoof. The taste was unlike any beef I've had, but the chew was difficult and overshadowed the flavor. But...meh, I guess I'm a corn-finished 3-year old fatted cow sorta guy. My mushrooms and scallions were meh, as was the obligatory veggie - this time a zucchini.

    At least the bottle of Bordeaux that kept me company was pretty good! (its another Ania working night, so I'm solo-isolating - is that redundant?)

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    Sorry to hear. It looks good! And you got to watch a helo overhead. Ghetto bird?
     
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    Last promo for a few days.

    Any Bug Bunny fans out there? Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit...

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    Wednesday, March 25: Wagner’s Die Walküre
    Starring Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by James Levine. From May 14, 2011.

    Dinner here wasn’t photo worthy. Shepherds pie. Good and hot sauce helped.
     
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    Kirkland meatballs are actually decent. Get a lawn chair and wait in comfort!
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    I know people go gaga for macarons, but I've never been able to get into them. Give me a couple of Oreos and I'm good. Are those demitasse sized cups?

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    Brisket finishing up in the oven until 200 F internal.

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    Ron, The Lamb Man!
    Strawberries? Huh. That's not one I've seen before.

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    Ok, it’s Wagner, it’s epic. It goes on forever. 4:20 min long. The beginning is great, watch 10-20 min. The Flight of the Valkyries/ Bugs Bunny music is at 2:45. Pretty cool scene.

    Back to food.
     
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    Monticello.....thxs Tom.
     
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    Got two things of oreos in my pantry. :)
     
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    Funny thing is, if I don't eat any, don't miss them. If I have one Oreo, however, then I can't stop until the carton is gone! I really like the ones with lemon creme filling.

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    Decent smoke ring. Good oak flavor. The crispy barky bits are fabulous! My cardiologist - if I had one - would be apoplectic!
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    If the fire department shows up, then you're doing good!

    I remember my wife telling me that older beef was popular in Denmark when she lived there. We don't travel much overseas, but I avoid steak and beef. Ditto in the US. My wife is tired of me grousing that mine is better (although she agrees that it is!)...T
     
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    Opera? Food? Don't choose, why not combine them!

    Opening scene of Die Walkure and cheese for dinner tonight...everything I know about Opera I learned from Bugs and Elmer.

    (speaking of which, another Bugs opera, Barber of Seville, is showing on March 31...and the amazing Anna Netrebko is starring in Verdi's MacBeth on April 4...we don't want to miss either of those!)

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    That was a cool set! I’ll be watching those other ones too.
     

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