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15 October 2006 @ 01:13 pm
I managed to burn dinner last night. I think that's the first time I've ever managed to screw up a meal so badly I had to go out & buy takeaway to eat instead :/ It was a new recipe - and when it said "cook for 1 hr 10 minutes or until beef is tender" I didn't expect it to be charred & crispy after 50 minutes. Still, the rice was nice (fancy rice, with potatoes & cumin seeds, also a new recipe) so we had that and the naan breads with Chicken Tikka Balti from the Masha down the road. I shall have to try the beef dish again, as it tasted nice (we chewed on a few of the less burnt bits, nicely flavoured, but a bit like curried strips of leather).

The cat apparently also liked it - he was in the dish before I binned it last night & he also found the bit that missed the bin this morning and was chewing on that. If he has an upset stomach later, it's All His Fault!

I also felt slightly shifty about burning dinner as we'd spent the afternoon in the pub, and how cliched is that? But it genuinely didn't have anything to do with the alcohol, as I'd sobered up before I started cooking (and I actually cook pretty well when trashed, as anyone who's spent new year at mine & J's would know ;) ). I had some Adnam's Regatta and Oscar Wilde Mild, J had Adnam's Barley Mow and a pint of Guinness. And we talked of games, how we're not likely to buy a PS3 when they first come out (first PS we're not getting straight off, but there really isn't any incentive to do so), and life in general.

Somewhere on my to-do list is writing up the beer festival trip for my birthday - 7 of us, and we only missed out half a dozen or so beers that were still on. But I cba to find my leaflet where I wrote it all down now, so you'll have to wait :)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: U2, live, somewhere, somewhen (J's currently in U2 mode)
John: coffee cupjarel on October 15th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
> U2, live, somewhere, somewhen

Miami Arena, Miami, Florida, 1st of March 1992. Not that I imagine you care about the details ;)
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on October 15th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
Despite its name the Wii is looking more tempting than the PS3 atm, to me at least. We'll see when they launch...
Margaretpling on October 15th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we were thinking that the Wii sounded like it'd have more interesting games. Have to see how it actually looks once it's launched & there're games out there to have a look at ...
Meriver_of_ on October 16th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
I have heard that Playstation's have had a tendancy in the past to have glitches in the first batch so I'm probably going to wait that out (along with hoping for a price reduction), but the Wii is distincly enticing... might succomb and get both - not convinced I have space really though *sigh*
Robdreema on October 15th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
i can't think of any game that would make me go out and buy a console now