Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Caught Out

I am in the process of cooking a turkey lasagna 
Apparently it's low fat
So says the jaunty sister from last night's night shift
I have just collected the ingredients   
From sainsbury's
Looking like the wreck of the Hesperus 
I was standing by the deli counter trying to get my foot back into 
my croc which had fallen off
When a voice shouted
" have you got a scotch egg in that basket?"
Without looking up I picked up a two pack from my trolley 
and waved it gaily 
towards the voice

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  1. I've heard worse things shouted across a supermarket, don't feel too ashamed, addict!

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  2. You have such a reputation John !

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    1. The caller was in fact a lady called Della who lives on a farm up the lane

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  3. you are famous, john!

    turkey lasagna is dee-lish; I make it that way all the time.

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    1. It looks lovely so far!

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  4. ...leaving the other couple of two-packs sitting out of sight, eh?

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  5. You carry around others' expectations of you like a balloon on a string. You're famous - much better than being IN.......!

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    1. A balloon on a string....... Very poetic

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    2. Just keep it out of reach of anyone who wants to stick a pin in it.

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  6. I have had turkey lasagna before and it's quite awesome actually.

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  7. The best lasagna I've ever eaten, was a 'ready meal' from M & S; honest.

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    1. Cheapskate .........I thought you would only shop at waitrose cro

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  8. Ha Ha, word does get around. Trying to off-set the scotch eggs with the turkey lasagna?

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  9. That’s like going to a McDonalds and ordering a Big Mac and a diet coke….Johnny’s a bad boy!

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  10. Your claim to fame, my dear John. We all have a recognizable trait. Why not Scotch eggs? At least you can eat them. Which is better than putting something on the mantle piece. I can see it now. Your obituary. A whole industry weeping at their loss. Which reminds me: You and I should go into (a cottage) business together. I do one hell of a mean sausage meat, you provide the eggs, I'll fry. Empires have been founded on less. At tasting events you will do front of house, welcoming guests, pointing them in the right direction (mine) where said eggs are in no danger to be devoured by my business partner before we have landed our first order. We could employ Winnie as a benign bouncer. Where Albert fits into this I am not sure. I suppose we could offer Welsh eggs made with freshly caught rabbit meat. There will be no limits to our mincer, John. Keep the hens laying.

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    1. " john and Ursula 's quality scotch eggs"

      It has quite aring to it

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  11. mmm...is the sauce low fat too?

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  12. I still have as yet to try my hand at making Scotch eggs. I should, as i have sausage and eggs, but do i dare slip into another addiction?

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  13. Fun post today...
    I am looking up scotch egg recipes !

    cheers, parsnip

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  14. There are worse reputations one could have!

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  15. What about Scotch egg lasagne?
    I bought two packs of turkey lasagne at our last coffee morning here in the village - I must say they were delicious. The turkey was minced and then the lasagne made in the usual way. Let us know how you get on.

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  16. seriously.

    honest to god you need a wedding day "minder" to stand right next to you these days...so when you put scotch eggs into your basket, they will stage hiss at you -

    "AND HOW MANY DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE WEDDING, JOHN????!"

    have you bought spanx yet for the special day? I wore a pair to my daughters wedding, and trust me, my kidneys did not want to be that close to my stomach...its better to cut out the "bad" stuff now so you can look good and eat the bad stuff later on your wedding day!

    xox

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  17. Maybe the Scotch Eggs will be replaced by this new turkey dish?

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  18. You have quite a reputation with those Scotch Eggs.

    Leave me wanting to try one.

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  19. I hope you didn't wave a cucumber gaily too! Was Tom Jones in the supermarket? (The Voice)

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  20. They know you so well!
    Turkey is low fat, yes.
    Hope things are going well!

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  21. I just have to say, I love this blog so, so much. I love all of the animals - reminds me a bit of growing up in New England. I just love it here. It is a place that I visit more than it is a blog. I feel at home here. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

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    1. Thank you Liz...that's very kind of you x

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  22. Everyone knows you so well ;-)

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  23. low fat lasagne? pfffft

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  24. I assume the wedding reception will feature a giant bowl of luxury top-of-the-range scotch eggs.

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