Question: What do you get when you have two know-it-all strong-minded, opinionated adults shopping together?
Answer: A lot of standing in the aisle, brandishing tape measures, and discussing in voices that could have been quieter.
Result: 4 sinks, 2 counter-tops for said sinks (that will need to be tiled), 2 shower basins, 2 toilets 1 bathtub on order and all the related faucets and hardware. One bathtub still to be found.
Plus 2 adults that are quite pleased with themselves and still speaking to each other….
An example of the discussions- the toilets.
On principle, I refuse to buy the cheapest toilet – 60 Euros.
On principle, he refuses to buy the most expensive toilet – 280 Euros.
That leaves about 10 toilets in between to choose from.
I walk up and down the toilet line, lifting and closing the lids, the seats, slamming them, dropping them, wiggling them….
He tells me not to worry about toilet seats, we can always get a different one (Why would we do that?)
He walks up and down the toilet line, measuring the distance from the wall, noticing the placement of screws….
I tell him what difference does it make, he only installs it once and he's done with it.
I narrow it down to 5 with acceptable seats
He eliminates 2 because of installation screws he doesn't like.
The deciding factor?
I did a close inspection and chose the one with the fewest nooks and crannies to collect dirt and dust.
When all is said and done, the damn things still need to be cleaned!
At least it didn't rain on the way home with our very full trailer. Yes, I know, bathroom fixtures are meant to get wet – but once there out of the boxes, please.
Our rainy, cold weather just will not leave us. We've had one sunny, warm day in 3 weeks – during which we frantically hoed and mowed.
So, we're still doing indoor cooking. The refurbished, freshly painted grill remains untouched.
But this was good…..
We get lovely, large, thin turkey cutlets here. Perfect for rolls or 'birds'.
These are easy and fast enough for any night of the week.
Turkey Rolls Stuffed with Ricotta and Olives
3 – 4 turkey cutlets
1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr) ricotta
10 green, pimiento olives, chopped
2 – 4 slices prosciutto, cut to fit turkey
1 cup white wine
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water
Lay turkey cutlets flat. Divide ricotta and spread evenly, to 1/2" (1cm) of edges. Lay Prosciutto on top of ricotta. Spread olives on half of Prosciutto – they spread out more as you roll. Starting from one narrow end, with olives, roll up. Tie securely with kitchen string.
Heat oil in medium skillet. Add rolls and brown well on all sides. Add wine, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove rolls and keep warm. Increase heat under skillet and add
cornstarch mixture, stirring until thickened. Remove string from rolls,
cut each in half (looks nicer), spoon a bit of sauce over and serve. The
nice thing about the ricotta is it stays in the roll….
questions on shopping?