Fill Out Your Profile to share more about you. Learn more...

how about drinking?

110111315162262

Comments

  • rondab
    rondab Member Posts: 87
    edited June 2006

    Rexi - unfortunately, the good cast iron dutch ovens are a little costly. I prefer the Lodge brand, and they now make pre-seasoned dutch ovens, so you don't have to do all the seasoning yourself. It's called Lodge Logic. A 12" regular (6 quart) Lodge is around $40 at Sportsman's Warehouse or Gander Mountain. That's about the best price I've seen lately. Do you have any of those where you live? I've seen them priced as high as $60-$70. I've also bought some from Amazon. They occasionally offer free shipping on orders over $25, which is a really good deal with cast iron! Camp Chef is also a good brand, I just prefer Lodge. Ronda

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    I loved that one!!
  • SonjaR
    SonjaR Member Posts: 21
    edited June 2006
    Sherry, Pineault des Charentes is the name of the aperatif.... and tastes good with lots and lots of ice. You'll find it in the 'aperatif' (?) section of the liquor store. It tastes abit like a Sauterne but much, much cheaper! I've only ever had Sauterne with Foie Gras and that is when a friend of mine from France comes down and brings the Foie Gras here!!! - That's about ONCE A YEAR! I like these drinks in the summer mostly BUT it doesn't beat my SCOTCH!! Can't wait to get my HANDS on that bottle instead of just LOOKING at it!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006

    Okay, I shall check out the aperatif aisle ~ I don't usually drink those, though for years I liked Dubonnet on the rocks. And every now and then in the summer, on a really hot day, it's lovely. I love trying new things.

  • christineK
    christineK Member Posts: 735
    edited June 2006

    oh yea- I forgot all about aperitif (except, Italian-Campari) I used to love Lillet Blanc, rocks with an orange slice.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    there you go -- I knew I'd spelled aperitif wrong (I miss spellcheck!! ) ~ and no,I know you weren't pointing that out Christine, I noticed it because I knew I'd got it wrong this morning ~ and was too lazy to get a dictionary!! I'm learning to let go of perfectionism...no easy task let me tell you!! Working in the restaurant biz, you'd know the word right away
  • SonjaR
    SonjaR Member Posts: 21
    edited June 2006
    Christine, what's Lillet Blanc? Sweet or Dry? - sounds good!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    I just made Sierrasusieq's pasta recipe ~ the one she posted a few days ago.

    Lovely!!!

    I'm always on the lookout for new recipes ~ food and drink ~ two of my favourite things in the world.

    Appetizers, mains, desserts ... anything anyone loves and wants to share. I'm happy to try!!
  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited June 2006
    Quote:

    I like these drinks in the summer mostly BUT it doesn't beat my SCOTCH!! Can't wait to get my HANDS on that bottle instead of just LOOKING at it!




    Okay, promise not to get on you for the foie gras (ex-Greenpeacer here and animal right's activist, too) but I just had to ask you which scotch you prefer? My current scotch of choice is Glenlivet 15 year but I just tried Macallan's 10 year - a bit light but tasty. I'm just starting out on scotch (developed a taste for it after chemo!) so I'm alswyas looking for referrals!

    Janis L
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006
    ok girls.........o/t but i have a question and would like some opnions..........tomorrow is technically my 16 year wedding anniversary, without getting into detail..it's been a rocky road and more than one anniversary we have spent "separated. now, mike has come a long way (so have i) and things are really good (better than they have been in several years) and it would appear that we finally have it "together". we seem to have reached a higher, yet common ground.

    my question is this...........would ya'll just go ahead and celebrate your anniversary like nothing ever happened? mike has this big evening planned (drains, no hair and all) and he is adament that "no more anniversaries should go unacknowledged".........while i agree, i can't help feeling a little trepidation, like maybe we should "get a new anniversary".......i don't want to rain on his parade but part of me feels like he's "blowing off" all the bullshit of the past few years. am i in a percocet/no cocktail induced funk? help please........i don't want to post this elsewhere cause i am seeing a lot of crap posted about people upset "about relationship questions"..........i'm gonna grab a beer and ponder this...........i could use some common sense right now! thanks and cheers!
  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited June 2006
    Shel,

    I say, if your man wants to go whole-hog then let him. You know how fragile men's ego's are and if this celebration makes him feel better...


    But, as a feminist, I have to say do what makes you happy as we spend too much of our lives making sure our men are happy and their precious fragile ego's aren't hurt that we compromise too much of ourselves.

    So, in comclusion, do what makes YOU happy!

    Janis L
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Okay, I am in no position to give advice on relationships given that my own marriage has had it's ups & downs. Only you really know how you feel about Mike, about you, about your relationship, about life in general. How we approach anything in life is more about how we "see" things and what we are looking at.

    Not to confuse you in your percocet haze, but I'll give you a quote that I like. You don't have to make the celebration about the life you've had. You can make it about the life you have together, now. Not what it was. Not what it will be (because there is no guarantee on the future as we all well know). See if this gives you any inspiration:

    "The only real security is in not owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now."

    ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~

    Celebrate what you are in the here and the now. With no promises to the future. Celebrate being alive.
  • ADK
    ADK Member Posts: 752
    edited June 2006
    Hi,
    Okay, I don't know you or Mike, but it sounds to me like Mike is doing what he can do, he can't cure you or take the pain away, and it's really hard for the DH to stand by and be helpless. I don't think he's trying to blowoff - he's trying to make up. Maybe he's realized though all this how precious you are to him and this is his way of showing it. No matter what, you should do what makes you feel best. Our 20th is Thursday and I finish rads tomorrow, so we are going away for a couple of days - just like nothing is going on. I wish you the best!
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    wow, thanks girls, my heart of hearts says "let it go" and that's exactly what i've been doing.........i geuss it was just wierd for me to know that he actually wanted to "celebrate".........i'm gonna go and enjoy every moment of it........thanks!

  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    and btw.........sorry to put a damper on our awesome thread, lets get back to business........."stella artois" all around for the beer drinkin girls, and la piat d'or red for the wine girls..........thanks for humouring me.......it's been a really bizarre couple of years, so bizarre that BC is almost "normal" and "stable" compared to the past...........but the past is just that ........"in the past".........ok back to the tylenol #3's, but you'll be glad to know i don't require the percs today!.........things are looking up so lets get back to the matter at hand........"how about drinking?" lol!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    STEEELLLAAAA!!

    When did you ever put a damper on anything?!? Hello?!?

    Glad you've got your "Love Life" back in order ~ Have a blast!!

    Going from percs to 3s?? Be sure you've got the MOM going on at the same time (ugh, can you imagine? MOM and a beer?!?! )
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    oh no lol...........i graduated to lactulose as opposed to MOM.........lord jesus can you picture it?..........that shit is potent! no pun intended...........thanks for your words you guys, they really mean an awful lot.........i am one of the many of "us" that had a whole bunch of baggage before the diagnosis..........but it's really quite poignant how it's all "working itself out"........btw MOM and beer is another "dish" i'll share with you guys when my boob and arm stop burning from the surgery.........i have a few more humourous visuals under my belt yet!......STELLLAAAAAAAAAAA! you girls are the BEST!

  • christineK
    christineK Member Posts: 735
    edited June 2006
    Sonja - Lillet is a French aperitif, like Dubonnet, it comes in red or wine and is sweet, full of fruit.

    Janis - My old drink of choice was Dewars/Water. I kinda gave up the hard stuff and have been drinking only wine since after tx. Now I am counting carbs, back to the scotch, since it is the lowest.

    Shel- I am glad you are doing so well. My relationship (2 and 1/2 yrs) ended last week, I think. He was great thru all of this, but it's not going any where, so cest la vie. I don't know how to type or spell French, but I know you know what I mean. You celebrate how you feel is right, I would want a big celebration, just of life, in itself. Feel Better Soon.
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    thanks again girls.........i just got the wind sucked right out of my sails on the prayer board........."shopmamma" posted that her son was found dead of a shotgun wound on her backporch.........makes a couple of affairs seem pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things........i'm gonna go to bed and be happy for what i have, and celebrate "new beginnings" with a vengeance tomorrow!...........thanks for adding to my "morbid" post.........lets just get back to recipes and drinks! g'night!

  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited June 2006
    Christine,

    Sorry about your break-up. Hopefully it was for the best? I say, on to bigger and better things whatever (or whomever) they may be!

    Janis L
  • christineK
    christineK Member Posts: 735
    edited June 2006

    designing diva- I used to be able to blame my spelling or typos on chemo brain, but it has been 16 mos since tx. I am pretty good at spelling but a lousy typist. lol

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Christine, I am still pulling out the old "chemo brain" ~ when it suits!! There has got to be SOMETHING good that comes from that!!!

    As for the spelling, just so you know ~ you ACED the "c'est la vie" ~~
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    chritine..........can you pm me your restaurant? we'll be in your neck of the woods in november for the BBDO/ chrysler dealer event..........i'd love to come see your "digs".......we don't know missouri at all but i would love to find "your place"

  • marla13
    marla13 Member Posts: 100
    edited June 2006
    Took me an hour to catch up...I haven't had any alchy since I started tx. I usually like to enjoy a nice Merlot with one of my buds from St. Louis. I've never tried scotch - it just looks harsh. Maybe I'll give it a try, don't hack it till ya try it, right? My sister & I enjoy wine. Used to enjoy beer, but not so much anymore.

    Sherry, I was so proud of you Sunday morning...waitin to 9am - Bless you, child!

    I'm looking forward to things tasting right again...to enjoy the "simple pleasures"!

    Who was it? Rosemary? That let the wine go bad - I'd probably forget about the wine too. Just cleaned out my fridge tonight and threw away 5 buds left from...oh...I can't remember when I bought it...it was in December, I think...ick!

    Marla
  • marla13
    marla13 Member Posts: 100
    edited June 2006
    Oh no!!! I just pulled a "hit & run" on the "debate it" board! Oh golly!!! What was I thinking?!?

    Sherry, I love the fact that you love us "Dumericans" - as I'm sure we look right now...lol

    Marla
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    loved your "bump and run" marla............you were thinking..........period!..........that's what "debate it" is supposed to be all about, although for the most part it's more like "shove it" down anothers throat, till they just agree and go away lol!

  • marla13
    marla13 Member Posts: 100
    edited June 2006
    I agree!!! So true!!! I just had to do it...I'm so bad! Yikes! Wonder what'll come of it. You know I'll have to stop in and see...then what? Man! I hate that board! Why is it so darn tempting???? I think I'd rather just stay here with you laid back chicas and dream of a nice, cool drink to celebrate life!

    Marla
  • rexi
    rexi Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2006
    Christinek - You're right, it's Riff Pinot Grigio (chemo brain strikes again!) At any rate, I really like it's mineral taste and they can't keep it in stock at the store where I buy it (NOT that I'm buying all of it...).
    -rexi
    PS - is Christinek a Hungarian nickname?
  • rexi
    rexi Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2006
    Rhonda - Thanks for the Dutch Oven info. Haven't seen those stores around here (Ohio), but I'll try the net. My DH would surely love some food he hasn't cooked and I'm looking for easy! (Rad mast scheduled this Friday; keep your fingers crossed).
    Thanks! Rexi
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006
    Marla,

    I have to give you credit, that is the one board I won't go near. Don't worry, I'll take the night watch.