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  1. #1
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Grocery shopping in Texas....

    We drove the 4 hours to Conroe, TC yesterday to do some errands we have
    been putting off and while ***someone*** was getting her hair done, I
    went grocery shopping.

    Pork shoulder roasts were on sale for 67 cents a pound. Got two... both
    around 7 pounds. One we'll use to make tamales, the other I am going to
    use part of to make head cheese.

    Pigs-feet. Found these at a Mexican Market for $1.09 a pound... cut up
    into small pieces. Again, using these for head cheese instead of an
    actual pig head.

    Lard - no trouble finding that at the Mexican market. I could have used
    the Crisco, but since this is my first time making tamales, I wanted to
    do it right.

    Candied fruit. Becca made a batch of her Fruit Cake Cookies last week
    for Christmas and somehow, most of them disappeared from the freezer. I
    suspect that we have a cooking thieving rat in the garage who stole them
    a few at a time, then nuked them in the microwave. Krogers had all
    their candied fruit on clearance for 50% off, so thankfully, Becca's
    family will get some cookies when they get here for the holidays.

    Same damn cookie stealing rat must have also eaten her fudge so I
    thoughtfully bought the ingredients she needed to make more. To be
    honest, after Becca made up the gift baskets for everyone, there wasn't
    much fudge left but still, you would think the damn rat would leave a
    few pieces for her.....

    Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
    thing.

    George L

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....


    "George Leppla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > We drove the 4 hours to Conroe, TC yesterday to do some errands we have
    > been putting off and while ***someone*** was getting her hair done, I went
    > grocery shopping.
    >
    > Pork shoulder roasts were on sale for 67 cents a pound. Got two... both
    > around 7 pounds. One we'll use to make tamales, the other I am going to
    > use part of to make head cheese.
    >
    > Pigs-feet. Found these at a Mexican Market for $1.09 a pound... cut up
    > into small pieces. Again, using these for head cheese instead of an
    > actual pig head.
    >
    > Lard - no trouble finding that at the Mexican market. I could have used
    > the Crisco, but since this is my first time making tamales, I wanted to do
    > it right.
    >
    > Candied fruit. Becca made a batch of her Fruit Cake Cookies last week for
    > Christmas and somehow, most of them disappeared from the freezer. I
    > suspect that we have a cooking thieving rat in the garage who stole them a
    > few at a time, then nuked them in the microwave. Krogers had all their
    > candied fruit on clearance for 50% off, so thankfully, Becca's family will
    > get some cookies when they get here for the holidays.
    >
    > Same damn cookie stealing rat must have also eaten her fudge so I
    > thoughtfully bought the ingredients she needed to make more. To be
    > honest, after Becca made up the gift baskets for everyone, there wasn't
    > much fudge left but still, you would think the damn rat would leave a few
    > pieces for her.....
    >
    > Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
    > thing.
    >
    > George L



    I suggest she leave out a great big sticky trap. Bait it with peanut butter
    cookies.
    -ginny



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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "George Leppla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    snip
    you would think the damn rat would leave a
    > few pieces for her.....
    >
    > Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
    > thing.
    >
    > George L


    Don't think it's LA only. . .we have one here who enjoys caramel corn in
    addition to fudge.
    Janet



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:20:27 -0600, George Leppla
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat!


    LOL! I smell a rat.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    In article <[email protected]>,
    George Leppla <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Candied fruit. Becca made a batch of her Fruit Cake Cookies last week
    > for Christmas and somehow, most of them disappeared from the freezer. I
    > suspect that we have a cooking thieving rat in the garage who stole them
    > a few at a time, then nuked them in the microwave. Krogers had all
    > their candied fruit on clearance for 50% off, so thankfully, Becca's
    > family will get some cookies when they get here for the holidays.
    >
    > Same damn cookie stealing rat must have also eaten her fudge so I
    > thoughtfully bought the ingredients she needed to make more. To be
    > honest, after Becca made up the gift baskets for everyone, there wasn't
    > much fudge left but still, you would think the damn rat would leave a
    > few pieces for her.....
    >
    > Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
    > thing.


    We have arctic mice. They eat the sweets and ice cream out of our
    freezer.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    In article <[email protected]>,
    George Leppla <[email protected]> wrote:

    > We drove the 4 hours to Conroe, TC yesterday to do some errands we have
    > been putting off and while ***someone*** was getting her hair done, I
    > went grocery shopping.
    >
    > Pork shoulder roasts were on sale for 67 cents a pound. Got two... both
    > around 7 pounds. One we'll use to make tamales, the other I am going to
    > use part of to make head cheese.
    >
    > Pigs-feet. Found these at a Mexican Market for $1.09 a pound... cut up
    > into small pieces. Again, using these for head cheese instead of an
    > actual pig head.
    >
    > Lard - no trouble finding that at the Mexican market. I could have used
    > the Crisco, but since this is my first time making tamales, I wanted to
    > do it right.
    >
    > Candied fruit. Becca made a batch of her Fruit Cake Cookies last week
    > for Christmas and somehow, most of them disappeared from the freezer. I
    > suspect that we have a cooking thieving rat in the garage who stole them
    > a few at a time, then nuked them in the microwave. Krogers had all
    > their candied fruit on clearance for 50% off, so thankfully, Becca's
    > family will get some cookies when they get here for the holidays.
    >
    > Same damn cookie stealing rat must have also eaten her fudge so I
    > thoughtfully bought the ingredients she needed to make more. To be
    > honest, after Becca made up the gift baskets for everyone, there wasn't
    > much fudge left but still, you would think the damn rat would leave a
    > few pieces for her.....
    >
    > Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
    > thing.
    >
    > George L


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    Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Brisket...
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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    George Leppla wrote:
    >
    > Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat!


    The two legged cookie stealing rats are way more aggressive than the
    four legged kind. I suggest giving in and leaving lots of fudge and
    cookies for them. As a holiday kindness.

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > George Leppla <[email protected]> wrote:


    > > suspect that we have a cooking thieving rat in the garage who stole them
    > > a few at a time, then nuked them in the microwave. Krogers had all
    > > their candied fruit on clearance for 50% off, so thankfully, Becca's
    > > family will get some cookies when they get here for the holidays.
    > >
    > > Same damn cookie stealing rat must have also eaten her fudge so I
    > > thoughtfully bought the ingredients she needed to make more. To be
    > > honest, after Becca made up the gift baskets for everyone, there wasn't
    > > much fudge left but still, you would think the damn rat would leave a
    > > few pieces for her.....
    > >
    > > Damn felonious fudge filching, cookie stealing rat! Must be a Louisiana
    > > thing.


    > Looks like you are having fun. :-)
    > Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Brisket...


    Is that the ferocious watch dog that Becca has rented? I also
    understand that Becca installed a hidden security camera with a video
    recorder. She didn't tell George because she didn't want him to worry.
    She'll catch that lousy rat! With proof on video!

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    phaeton Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    You went grocery shopping 4 hours away from home?

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    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: Grocery shopping in Texas....

    phaeton wrote:
    > You went grocery shopping 4 hours away from home?



    We had to go down to the Houston area on other business so while we were
    there, we did some shopping, mostly for things that we can't easily find
    here in Shreveport. There are no Mexican markets here in Shreveport,
    and the only Asian market has high prices and a very small selection.

    BTW - started on the Head Cheese... but this will be more like Souse.
    It has been in the fridge all night so later today I'll unmold it and
    let y'all know how it came out.

    George L

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