Wednesday, 18 November 2015

OMG OMG OMG!

It's been a grotty average wet autumn day today
A grotty horrible day
Until..........
Until I found one frozen sainsbury's scotch egg 
Stuffed down the side of the fridge freezer!
Oh joy
Now 
Do you know how quickly you can defrost a scotch egg?
3 hours 10 minutes 
But only when you perch it next to the radiator
Fan, fanny-tastic !!!

You can have the turkey but touch the scotch egg and you die

59 comments:

  1. I've got a few surprises hiding in my freezer, too. I like the ice cream surprises I get once in a while...just when I think there are none left...then I find a Peters Ice Cream Chocolate Drumstick hiding under something else! As you say...sheer bliss! :)

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    1. Oh I just remembered - I have Ice cream!
      (sorry, the job will have to wait, have to go home for .. ehrm .. emergencies!)

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  2. It's the little things...

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  3. found a length of smoked turkey sausage in the freezer earlier today. It will be dinner with macaroni and cheese.

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  4. How fantastic was that??? And the anticipation had to build a little as the thaw continued.

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    1. I was hyperventilating by 2 hours 59 mins

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  5. OMG! Starting to worry about you, John!!

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    1. I'm easily pleased jimbo
      Easily please x

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  6. Usually the only surprises that I get in the fridge is green mold.

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  7. Oh my! I don't know how to handle that!

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    1. The prof wont have one in the house

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  9. Do you not possess a microwave? Defrost setting recommended. Scotch eggs soft in no time. Anyway, type "gourmet scotch eggs" into google image search for some salivating.

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    1. Re "The prof wont have one in the house"

      Why not? I find mine indispensible for microwaving raw vegetables, baked potatoes, mackerel, etc.. etc.. The healthiest way to cook you know... they do heat things other than pre-made salty crap.

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    2. Anyway, what with this "The Prof won't..." nonsense? Are you under the thumb already? A man or a mouse?

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    3. Lol its a joke
      We just cant be arsed having another one after blowing up the last one

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    4. Blowing things up is generally not recommended (or perhaps you mean it blew itself up).

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  10. It rained here. My only surprise was that I stepped in dog poop.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. We at least you didnt crush a scotch egg x

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  11. Grand day then? I too love them. With a bit of brown sauce on the side.

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    1. A bit of chutney on the side if i am feeling posh

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  12. We know what to bribe you with.

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  13. Ha ha ha! That's two days in a row with Scotch eggs; you've fallen hard off that wagon. No judgement here; yesterday I was proud of myself for going a single day without a Coke. So today I had two. (Could I be more American???)

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  14. And I am still not quite sure what a Scotch Egg is .. but I think I will decline any offers of a taste .. Do you need to drink Scotch when you eat it , you know, wash it down easier ?

    Alison .. I almost made it all day without the coke ... yeah, the coke sitting here on my desk. They are addictive.

    My house is for sale.
    Maybe I will move to Trelawnyd..I will put black bin bags on the windows upon arrival.

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    1. I wont speak to you if you do ( black bin bag that is)

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    2. I have started saving them now .. I want a house with lots of windows.

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  15. ps- the Joan Crawford face on that photo is very funny ..

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    1. Thats " BITCH get yer hands off my scotch egg" face

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    2. LOL !!! very effective !

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  16. Regarding defrosting, has a new-fangled invention called the microwave reached Wales yet?

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  17. I would have just sat it on top of the Aga ... it would have defrosted in an hour (or less) ..... there you see all you have to do is buy an Aga ready for your next frozen scotch egg emergency ;-)

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  18. A scotch egg has to be a more pleasant surprise than a dead raccoon.... long story... but I was saving it for a biology class... got a divorce before I used it... ex's new girlfriend (yeah) found it in the freezer. Bet she'd have wished it was a scotch egg ;-)

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    1. U need to e mail me

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    2. email me too LOL !!!

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    3. Oh My Goodness, me too !

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  19. 3 hr 10 min, most of it in the danger zone for food spoilage - you are courting the D&V again, John!

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    1. But your post did make me smile :)

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    2. The risk was worth it xxx

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    3. Ha ... that was what I said when I tasted something on vacation in Bermuda. We had to come home early , the doctors in Bermuda were worried about me. lol

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  20. Ha! Its called a microwave..lol

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  21. It's the little things, John... like conspiring with Tom over on another site, whilst you aren't paying attention. Is conspiring the best word? Maybe no, maybe it's more like, hmmmm, taking the piss?

    Something like that can nearly always brighten my day, lol. x

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  22. Love small suprises, scotched eggs and your comments.

    cheers, parsnip

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  23. In the late summer I flew to the UK for my father's funeral. My son was already there having flown to the UK to visit grandad but grandad died the day before he left the USAl. After the funeral we drove south to visit my mother-in-law, his grandma. On the way back up the M6 we stopped at a service station. There was an M&S shop and we bought scotch eggs. We sat on the car park eating scotch eggs, the solution to all ills!

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  24. I'm very protective of my Pork Pies; no-one would dare touch them!!!

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    1. With the mood I'm in just now that sounds very like "I dare you..." )=D

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  25. My Great Grand was Scottish and her wonderful housekeeper taught me how to make Scotch eggs. They are not hard at all to make, and you seem to know your way around the kitchen, so why don't you make them?. Letty's recipe I found to be as good as the ones at M&S before they were so runny. Neither are they hard cooked either. They are not difficult to make, the worse part it is to peel them when they are soft cooked, but if you cool the eggs in the refrigerator overnight, they are much easier to handle. The sausage mixture is very simple but the taste is to die for.

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    1. Scotch Eggs are not actually a Scottish thing, although we do have them, being Brits too. I think the "Scotch" is derived in some other way (whatever it may be, although Professor Google says "...the snack's original name was “scotched egg”, which simply means "an egg that has had something done to it".. Although why does scotched mean "having something done to you"? Hmm...)

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  26. Have you listened to that Scotch egg programme that was on the radio yet? You might need to have one by you when you do! (A SE and a radio!!)

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  27. What about micro wave defrost. (or sticking it in a cone and eating it frozen).

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  28. It's like at Christmas when you think the last of your favourite Quality Street has been eaten and then......!

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  29. I'm sorry to be disrespectful but I didn't think it could get worse than a plain old Scotch egg. But a frozen Scotch egg defrosted on the radiator? Oh, help.

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  30. I came across four frozen scotch eggs in the freezer yesterday. I'd made them some months ago when I discovered a recipe which baked rather than deep fried them. Your constant delight in them spurred me on to find a way to make a low fat version before my gall bladder operation in July. I threw together a hot tomato and mushroom sauce using a gifted "fire chilli" (very tiny but very hot) which was served over tagliatelli. It tasted good and there was enough left over for another meal tonight. Thank you for inspiring me to make a new meal. Hope you continue to enjoy yours.

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  31. I've never tried freezing them; I usually make four or five at a time and have one a day for lunch or supper, until they're gone. Himself wasn't so sure he'd like them at first, but after the first bite, he was hooked.

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