Turkey Rolls Stuffed with Ricotta and Olives; How to buy a toilet,

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…..

The recipe, Turkey Rolls stuffed with Olives & Ricotta, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Stuffed Turkey Rolls.

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.


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7 thoughts on “Turkey Rolls Stuffed with Ricotta and Olives; How to buy a toilet,”

  1. I think turkey was created to be used in this way, I mean as a bird to be eaten, not as a bird as such!

  2. 2 adults that are quite pleased with themselves and still speaking to each other … AWESOME … just as awesome as these rolls. I want to make them just to try the sauce and I know just the wine!

  3. Well, I’ve never thought about how one might go about choosing between toilets, nor did I think I would have that information delivered to me over my morning Hollywood bagel and coffee. You never know what you might find at Thyme for Cooking!! 🙂

  4. Val, shopping can be sooo tiring!
    Ilva, I found a shop the slices almost perfect thin cutlets. I do love a competent butcher.
    Thanks, Margot!
    Tanna, I’m of the ‘cook with whatever your drink’ school.
    Now we’re arguing about tiles…..
    Ina, we can’t get ground turkey, but I’m very happy with these.
    Tv Food and Drink, now if you ever have to go toilet shopping you’ll be prepared. One never knows……
    Damn, I miss bagels…..

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