The Rice is off

Further to my earlier post, the takeaway will be staying in the chef’s kitchen tonight.
We decided to go out to our second river for our walk this morning in the hope of seeing the latest batch of ducklings.

ducklingsMy photo isn’t very good, but you can just make out 3 to the right of the three adults before the row of little posts.
The water was beautiful and clear, and we saw a huge trout swimming upstream but couldn’t get a picture.

Digital CameraWe did get a couple of shots of moorhen chicks and a pair of male mallards though.

Digital Camera
Coming back, we decided to go into the takeaway and pick up a menu.
I know we were going to push the boat out, but we didn’t intend to sink it.
For our basic selection of sweet and sour chicken balls in batter, crispy seaweed, some spring rolls and a bag of prawn crackers (I was cooking the rice remember) we were looking at almost £15 ($25) , and this was not a portion each, but one between us.
It’s obviously been too long since we had a Chinese takeaway.

There used to be a Chinese Buffet in town, where you could eat as much as you wished for around £6 ($10) . We used to go often as it was excellent value for money, but things weren’t quite as tight as they are now. It closed down over three years ago, and the premises are still unoccupied. There was another, but we never found it until when we took a wrong turn one day following a road diversion.
Hubby wanted to treat me today, so we decided to drop the dog off at home and spend a bit of quality time over a special meal (McDonald’s doesn’t count, especially with a dog whispering sweet nothings in your ear for her bit) .
We were lucky in finding a parking space right outside, but were dismayed to read that the set price buffet was only available Sunday to Friday, and here we were on a Saturday.
No matter, in the corner was the Saturday special, a three course meal for £4.95 ($8.50) a head.
We went in.

As we perused our menus, we were given a basket of prawn crackers. We could choose one item from a list of starters and main courses, and dessert for all was ice cream.
Hubby had the chicken and sweetcorn soup whereas I had spring rolls, then for our main course Hubby had chicken curry and I had sweet and sour chicken, both served with egg fried rice. Thus we could share and enjoy a variety of flavours.
The surroundings and background music were restful, the service staff pleasant, efficient and not intrusive, and the food was WONDERFUL.

We intend to go back next week to celebrate my birthday, after my diabetes eye test and lighting a candle for my Dad .

Tea tonight will therefore be a choice of
toastor  bread and jam

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to The Rice is off

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    I love to see baby ducks 🙂

  2. Oh your description of the beautiful food made me seriously want to lick the screen and those delicious words. YUM!! (screen didn’t quite measure up) I hope dinner was somehow made inspiring. Cheers!

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