Ahhh, Chinese food. Something that I rarely have these days. (Having run through the majority of takeaways in walking distance of my house without finding one that is any good I have decided to cut my losses and not bother).
I occasionally miss Sweet and Sour Pork but I think I may have pretty much forgotten what it tastes like. :-)
The word beef is from Old French, in contrast to cow, which is Germanic. After the Norman Conquest, the French-speaking nobles who ruled England naturally used French words to refer to the meats they were served, while the Germanic words were retained to refer to the live animals.
Thus the animal was called cu (cow) by the Anglo-Saxon peasants but the meat was called boef (ox) (Modern French boeuf) by the French nobles—who did not often deal with the live animal—when it was served to them for dinner.
I'd like to lose weight too, but there's fat bloody chance of that when it's persistently below zero outside and no room to exercise inside. I just want to hibernate. With zudo's fries. Those sound tasty.
Agreed. They are strictly a second-best option compared to roasting a potato from scratch. But given that the latter process can take about an hour all told (at least, in my oven it can), the frozen ones represent a useful alternative plan.
My food find for 2010 is a Red Leicester cheese from Tesco. It is Red Leicester made with chutney and bell peppers. I'm not a fan of chutney in its own right but it gives this cheese an absolutely wonderful texture, and the flavour is just wonderful.
I prefer the roast parsnips. Mum used to work for the company that make them so we got hooked years ago. Fresh is better though. Honey roast parsnips are amazing. Honey roast carrots aren't bad either.
Food for 2010, less of everything. Before Botcon last year I lost almost 2 stone, but was ill for months after and doing early mornings through the summer I started eating more. The Wii Fit must be set up soon.