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I just realized…

…it’s Monday night. I gotta post something!

See, we got our menus out of sync this weekend and had leftovers we had to eat on Easter Sunday (ain’t nobody waste leftovers at the moment), so we’re having our Easter Sunday dinner tonight. That’s what threw me.

It’s only a chicken, but those are mighty scarce at the moment. Unless you’re willing to buy one of them fancy, free-range birds that costs a fortune.

It’s not the fancy free range chicken in the picture, though. She wouldn’t make a proper snack. She’s just a silly bird having a bath in a flowerpot.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 13, 2020, 11:09 pm

Mrs. Al is U.S.-born but from a family that came over from Romania. She’s got a passel of Gypsy jokes, the Romanian version of your standard ethnic jokes that are so offensive to the P.C. snowflake crowd. I mention this so that you’ll understand her assertion that many Gypsy recipes start the same way: “First, steal a chicken.”

IIRC, on your side of the Atlantic, Romani and Gypsies are called Travelers, yes? Or is that only the Irish Travelers?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 13, 2020, 11:31 pm

One other thing about Mrs. Al: she’s Eastern Orthodox and her church calendar didn’t get all mucked up by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. So, yesterday was her Palm Sunday, and Easter isn’t until the 19th. The upshot is that she gets chocolate bunnies at half price BEFORE Easter. This is a Good Thing.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 13, 2020, 11:58 pm

So if it was a banana bread recipe, would it start with steal a banana?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 14, 2020, 12:00 am

So if it was a banana bread recipe, would it start with steal a banana?

In way it’s like the instructions from one of our political parties – “First steal an election…”

Comment from BJM
Time: April 14, 2020, 12:00 am

Speaking of Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves…have a squizz at the $17.5 million house in Malibu that the Sussexes are said to be buying.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 14, 2020, 1:12 am

I worked this weekend and Sunday was a long day. Hubby and I sat out in the sun with an adult beverage afterwards…so our Easter dinner didn’t happen until today also. but it was glorious! A small ham, some buttered new potatoes and some asparagus with pancetta and pine nuts. A bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Lovely!

@Uncle Al. I work in a hospital in Boston. I volunteer to work Christmas every year as I don’t have children or family within a days drive. I work Christmas with a couple of Jewish girls and a couple of Orthodox girls…same crew for the last 15 years. It’s a good time…I’m one of the few Christians working that day (in a 1000 bed hospital).

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 14, 2020, 1:56 am

So dinner tomorrow will be Coq au crock au vin?

Comment from Pupster
Time: April 14, 2020, 10:22 am

“First, steal a chicken.”

This made me laugh, thank you.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 14, 2020, 2:21 pm

What Pupster said 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 14, 2020, 7:09 pm

It’s complicated, Uncle Al and I’m an outsider, but I’ll take a crack at it (perhaps Uncle B can correct me where I’m wrong).

Travellers are mostly not even Irish any more and they’re universally hated.

Genuine Romany Gypsies are also recognized for their, ummm…thieving talents, but people seem almost protective of them. There were several gypsy families that lived in this area for well over a decade and are spoken of fondly, though they very much kept their distance. Their children were in the local school, but never allowed to take part in any field trips or extracurricular stuff. Then they just vanished one day.

Locals call them didicoys.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 15, 2020, 11:48 am

When we were kids, they used to tell us the gypsies would steal us. Stupid, we now know it was the pedos that did that!

Fond memories from looking back at some of the horrid shite your parents did for ‘the right reasons’ 🙂

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