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What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:32 pm

...Im doing stews, got a fresh one in the slow cooker now, locally shot venison, potatoes, grated carrot, leeks, onions, fresh tomatoes and blueberries. Oh and about half a bottle of wine. I'll keep putting in ingredients as it goes down over the week, stretch things for ages like that, boil down the bones etc.

Lots of butchers have their bones on display (oo err), defintely more so than usual.

Picked the wrong fucking year to sell my air rifle though, thought at the time I shouldnt have done it.
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:00 pm

I have been a veggie since my Dad tried cooking once for me when I was small I never did find my pet rabbit again but we have a farm shop just up the road so I am fine the kids eat dead meat so I did say today perhaps we should go Lamping for rabbits with the Dog tonight to give the kids some meat funny it never went down that well :lol: .
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by mjcapri » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:30 pm

You really couldn’t make it up, we had our kitchen ripped out at the weekend and they’re supposed to be fitting the new one next week once the walls are plastered and the plumbing and electrics are rejigged.... So we’re not cooking much and won’t be for quite a few weeks I suspect.... Fortunately there are a couple of good Indians nearby, I’ll have to negotiate a discount seeing as we’ll be ordering most evenings.

Although I did buy a garden waste incinerator the other week for no reason whatsoever (must have been fate!) which it turns out can be used for cooking with. I’m quite looking forward to trying it actually, I think I’ll try baking some potatoes first though, don’t fancy experimenting with a whole chicken :?. I’ll burn off the galvanised coating first as well, that won’t be healthy!

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:12 am

Well Im in friggin hospital ,,strangulated bowel, no visitors ,miss my wife ,life sux
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Bug » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:53 am

We're still working our way through the salmon before it goes out of date :xd:

Washing it down with the Prosecco we panic bought.

Did waste a bit though, when I spilt it getting into the hot tub.

I'm quite enjoying this isolation thing. Good food and no annoying company. :whistle:

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:49 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:12 am
Well Im in friggin hospital ,,strangulated bowel, no visitors ,miss my wife ,life sux
Aw fucking hell mate, thats awful. I miss my girl too, and my friends, but at least I can go outside. Feel for you.
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:52 am

Bug wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:53 am

I'm quite enjoying this isolation thing. Good food and no annoying company. :whistle:
I have reported you under the Happiness Act for wilful use of positive emotions during a crisis.
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by D366Y » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:27 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
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I have reported you under the Happiness Act for wilful use of positive emotions during a crisis.
:lol:
Day 2 and I'm bored senseless alerady!
Still have to work but have 10 guitars in the bedroom and 15 games consoles to keep me going!
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Noel » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm

Make a large suet dumpling, add lightly fried onion and bacon into it. Mix it all up, place in basin and steam for a couple of hours.
Serve with gravy and vegetables.
I don't think there's been panic buying of Atora, so you should be alright. Did one couple of weeks ago.

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:47 pm

Noel wrote:
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15 games console must cover every one ever made right?
I do like your Repton user pic.
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Post by Noel » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:53 pm

and I like your dyno output user pic!

If kids starting getting really chewy over next few weeks will get the BBC micro out of the loft and show them the joy of a simple game.
Only problemo with the Repton games is that they were actually quite hard!

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by pbar » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:14 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:12 am
Well Im in friggin hospital ,,strangulated bowel, no visitors ,miss my wife ,life sux
Sorry to hear that, get well soon Hamish.

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:16 pm

Yeah it was bloody hard.. I still remember 'tobacco' was the pass word for the last level on Repton 3. And 'morning' was level 3.

But, I think I'm right in saying, in order to 'properly' complete it you had to play the entire game start to finish with only three lives and using no passwords!
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by D366Y » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm

Noel wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm
15 games console must cover every one ever made right?
More or less, every generation of Nintendo (NES, SNES, Gamecube etc), Playstations, Xbox's, Atari, Amiga, Commodore, Sega's... There isn't much I haven't got! :D
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:47 pm

D366Y wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm
More or less, every generation of Nintendo (NES, SNES, Gamecube etc), Playstations, Xbox's, Atari, Amiga, Commodore, Sega's... There isn't much I haven't got! :D
I occasionally dust off my Intellivision (look it up!) and play that! :D

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:08 pm

D366Y wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Noel wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm
15 games console must cover every one ever made right?
More or less, every generation of Nintendo (NES, SNES, Gamecube etc), Playstations, Xbox's, Atari, Amiga, Commodore, Sega's... There isn't much I haven't got! :D
The Gamecube had the best version of MarioKart, double dash. Laughed myself hoarse playing that with my mates.
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by D366Y » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:27 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:08 pm
D366Y wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Noel wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm
15 games console must cover every one ever made right?
More or less, every generation of Nintendo (NES, SNES, Gamecube etc), Playstations, Xbox's, Atari, Amiga, Commodore, Sega's... There isn't much I haven't got! :D
The Gamecube had the best version of MarioKart, double dash. Laughed myself hoarse playing that with my mates.
Definitely one of my favourites on the gamecube!
Original Nintendo 64 is where my heart truly lies, so many great games!
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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 pm

Bread and Pot Noodles. Chicken & Mushroom. Should be on every restaurant menu. Spent £110 at Marco Pier Whites before the Chinese Flu epidemic, good stuff but not a Pot Noodle.

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Peter-S » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 am

This is regularly in my garden at present. Tempting!

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Re: What are you cooking in these days of wartime restrictions?

Post by Bug » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:34 am

Peter-S wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 am
This is regularly in my garden at present. Tempting!

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I know a bloke who's a pheasant plucker :xd:

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