Just had a Sainsbury’s delivery (met them in the marina car park).
Apparently I cocked up in re the Brussels Sprouts. Where I thought I’d ordered one large pre-packed bag of sprouts they had me down as ordering ONE SPROUT.
They delivered it. Bagged. Labeled. Bar-coded.
It’s a very nice Brussels Sprout.
I don’t think I could cook it though, it would be like eating an orphan.
Besides, what exactly is the cooking time for one sprout?
Be careful what you ask for at Mammonmas; ask the wrong people and you’ll very probably get it!
I’m just glad that I didn’t order any “long waits” or a “fresh bubble for the spirit level” or perhaps a “heftykickupthearse”.
On a serious note, someone at Sainsbury’s thought that selecting and bagging a single sprout and sending it to the customer without any attempt at checking for cock-ups was a good idea…
[I am assuming, of course, that it was my cock-up, and not theirs.]
Ho ho ruddy ho, what?
The Cardinal is virtually a sprout-free zone. I am almost sproutless.
Trouble is, you can’t really make Boxing Day hash without cold sprouts. I shall have to work wonders with cabbage instead.
Hopefully Mr Father Christmas won’t be quite so literal in his interpretation of my letter to him in re what I’d like to see under the tree on Christmas morning.
Note to self; prepare a shovel and some sawdust, just in case he is as literal as Sainsbury’s.