When the wife's away

4/11/16 @ 8:00 PM
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reeldrag83
reeldrag83
USER since 12/20/12
Wondering what guys eat when wife's away? I'm more of the cook in the family but when wife is gone I normal just eat poorly not tonight though. I'm making rib eye with hen of the woods and wild onions,corn on cobb fresh cheesie mash taters and home made bread. But for lunch today I ate dinty Moore stew cold out of can. FYI it's nasty. So let's hear it guys you just skimp by or make a nice dinner for your self.
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4/18/16 @ 6:46 AM
reeldrag83
reeldrag83
USER since 12/20/12
Made apple wood smoked ribs baked beans and tater salad last night wow was that good. FYI if you haven't tried them famous daves devil spit pickles are awesome but they do have some heat to them. But wow are they good!

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4/14/16 @ 6:24 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
Ding ding ding ding ding! Good to hear from you Gimper!

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4/14/16 @ 5:10 PM
Gimper
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USER since 11/27/01
You're about 9 miles north from where you got that food. Cool

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4/14/16 @ 4:52 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
Gold star to whoever guesses where the BugleTrout is! Wink

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4/14/16 @ 3:35 PM
Greg P
Greg P
USER since 9/27/10
Wife and I have worked together forever and always together.We cook and eat great but only weekends,to busy on weekdays.Last night she was going to hospital(visiting)and was to be home late. Blawkhawks game about to start and I'm lil hungry.Even though shes 100% dago she only likes a hint of garlic and hates basil.So I take out a bag of 10 cent soup (Ramen Noodles)heat up some olive oil and saute 6-7 large garlic cloves in small pot.Put in noodles whole and fill to top of noodles with water,add some dry basil and let burner rip till 95% of water is evaporated,then added some creole and 1 egg yoke shut off burner and mix together and chow.She smelled the garlic when she got home.

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4/14/16 @ 9:37 AM
Tim Zwieg
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USER since 1/10/12
Yep when the wife is away, me and the boys get to eat Spicy. Chili, sausage, onions peppers and kraut!!

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4/12/16 @ 11:13 AM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
I eat like a king when my wife’s away. She was on a cruise a couple of weeks ago and I took full advantage. I made a big pot of French onion soup from a recipe that I stumbled upon that I had been wanting to try. I made various stir fry’s. She likes those but not nearly as spicy as I like mine so it was game on with the Thai chili’s. Went to the meat shop one afternoon and got a half pound of freshly sliced pastrami and made a hot sandwich with Havarti cheese on rye with au jus (the French onion soup and a glass of shiraz were a splendid pairing for the sandwich). Bairdi crab was on sale so I made a mini crab pot one night. It was lamb shank braised in Guinness over garlic mashed spuds and root veggies the Saturday night before she returned. There were other good meals but those were the most memorable. I never ate out once the entire time she was gone. Probably saved money even with some of the decadent menu items!

Now when I’m up north at the cabin by myself, I probably eat more like you normally do Reeldrag when the wife’s away. It cuts down on prep time and dishes and leaves more time for fishing and other outdoor activities. I’m not really into the canned soups and stews so I stop in at the Chinese buffet on my way through Rhinelander and heap up a big to-go box. That’s typically good for a couple of suppers and a lunch. Breakfast is usually microwaved Jimmy Dean sandwiches or a granola bar and a thermos of coffee in the boat.

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4/12/16 @ 9:41 AM
Wicasa
Wicasa
USER since 11/11/15
The wife and kids aren't gone too often. That said, when I get the opportunity it's a no holds barred affair. The key words are ethnic and spicy. So many peppers, so little time...... Cool

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4/12/16 @ 1:17 AM
reeldrag83
reeldrag83
USER since 12/20/12
Yummy

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