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Grumpy Epiphany Day

The last January 3rd, I wrote an article about the last festivity of the Christmas celebrations, that is today, the Epiphany (Three King's Day).

Yesterday morning, I have decided the menu for the dinner of tonight.
I have prepared a list of what I needed and my husband offered to come with me to the grocery store.

The grocery store was crowded. I gave part of the list to hubby, while I waited in line to be served in another area. The most important thing I needed were veal to prepare scaloppini.

When I went home, I put the packages in the refrigerator without checking everything. A few minutes ago I went down to the kitchen to slice the veal for my "scaloppini"... guess what? Hubby has not bought the veal!
He bought beef steaks instead, that are absolutely inappropriate for the planned dinner.

I am furious, angry and grumpy, today is a holiday and all the shops are closed. As we are only the two of us, I am almost sure that I will prepare nothing.
I have the appetizers, I have the cake, for this year this is my menu, period.

Sorry to annoy you with my problems, but I had to vent, I knew I had to check, I learned a lesson.

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nbaquero wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:46 AM

ladyduck Well, just look at it this way, in a few years you will be writing about this and smiling, it is one of those things that happen.
They other day I went to buy turkey for some sandwiches along with bread, cheese, and other stuff. I forgot the bag withthe turkey at the grocery story. Anyway, yes you can vent here as well.

Koalemos wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:08 AM

I have to support your husband in this Anna because I would prefer Beef Steaks irrespective of the occasion.

j2401 wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:14 AM

Oh dear have you for given him? I would never trust my husband to do all the shopping

Feisty56 wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:21 AM

I can imagine I would feel as irritated as you about the lack of a main ingredient for the meal if I were having guests. Yes, that would annoy me greatly. I am thinking I would be a bit less put out if it was only going to be me and hubby dining, if only because you could remind him -- more than once -- during the meal that he could have had your scallopini had he only followed instructions.

LadyDuck wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:31 AM

Thank you my friend. I have even already printed my menu with nice decorations hand painted... this is life emoticon :sad:

LadyDuck wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:33 AM

Barry, he asked for the scaloppini, the beef steaks are planned for tomorrow. I do not know what he did with the scaloppini, I have checked the car, but they are not in the trunk. I think he forgot them on the counter.

LadyDuck wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:34 AM

The only thing I asked him was to go get the meat, while I was waiting for other things... I knew I had not to trust him.

LadyDuck wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:35 AM

LOL, I will remind him that the scaloppini are not served because he forgot the meat at the grocery store. Now I am a little less angry, we will not eat the main curse emoticon :smile:

McIntire wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:41 AM

Veal scallopini is my absolute favorite, so I would have knocked him in the head, haha! Veal has been scarce in our area, though, and people have said I'm cruel for eating a calf. Not that it stops me from ordering it in a restaurant!! emoticon :winking:

FreyaYuki wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:54 AM

Hope your husband apologized for getting the wrong ingredient. And hope that you can still enjoy your meal together.

Nar2Reviews wrote on January 6, 2015, 1:00 PM

Och well, beef steaks are better than veal sometimes! Look at this way, you can experiement with a few recipes and probably create something rather interesting and perhaps memorable.

soupdragon wrote on January 6, 2015, 3:00 PM

I had forgotten that today was Ephiphany. It tends to go unnoticed in the UK these days with most people taking their trimmings down long before 12th night, but my mother always used to leave the Christmas tree and decorations up until 6th Jan when we were kids.

k2705 wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:04 PM

Oh how annoying, I would be a bit cross too, hope you manage to sort something out.

seren3 wrote on January 6, 2015, 7:50 PM

Oh dear - instant regrouping needed! I celebrate Epiphany by taking down all my Christmas decorations. Most folks here (US) ignore it as far as I know. I also wrote about it last year - I should find that post and delete it from elsewhere.

OreoBrownies123 wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:30 PM

I guess it makes a difference? I never got into veal. I bet it would be good though made in a dish like you mentioned. I just couldn't eat it by itself. Back in the 70s my dad bought veal and had it ground into hamburger. What for? Why not just buy hamburger? Veal is very expensive here.

Anja wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:46 PM

I am dying to find out what you prepared or if you prepared nothing after all.

trufflehunter wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:11 AM

Awww it happens to the best of us! Your family is so blessed to have a wonderful cook like you.

Fleur wrote on January 7, 2015, 7:16 PM

I can imagine you must be mad, but at least if it is just the two of you it hasn't spoiled some big occasion when you had planned a big dinner for guests, that would be a disaster!
Nice to see you over here, by the way.

Faythe wrote on January 8, 2015, 6:10 PM

Oh no..I hate it when things like that happen..I hope everything turned out well in the end

PeggyWds wrote on January 11, 2015, 7:21 PM

Oh well...switch the menu to steaks and enjoy. I know it must have been disappointing to find the wrong meat in that package.

happynutritionist wrote on January 14, 2015, 4:10 PM

Oh no, it is so disappointing when you are looking forward to a particular meal and it doesn't work out, so sorry.

UK_Writer wrote on January 16, 2015, 1:20 PM

I've never heard of anybody cooking any special meal, or having special food for Epiphany. Sounds like a great idea though. We used to have a full Christmas dinner on Christmas day - and a full repeat of that on New Year's Day. Everything about the two meals was always the same. Full turkey and trimmings :)

Sheilamarie78 wrote on January 20, 2015, 1:37 AM

I have had that kind of thing happen before. Sometimes the non-cook just can't be trusted to get what they're supposed to get.

trufflehunter wrote on January 21, 2015, 12:49 AM

Hello, haven't seen you in a while so I hope that all is well!

gr8nana wrote on February 5, 2015, 3:16 PM

MEN..It's amazing how they just don't listen to us, I guess they only hear what they wanna hear. My hubby was the same way, bless his heart.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 28, 2015, 9:30 PM

Another year has almost past and it is almost that holiday again. I wish you would come back here to write , I know you are on MyLot but I just wish more would come back here to write.