Small town life & quickpages

Let me tell you one thing that my small town doesn't have ... GOURMET food! I don't mean foie gras or quinoa (oh my, I dare you to walk in a store around here and ask for either, LOL). No, I just wanted pancetta to make "Spaghetti Carbonara" (Tom Cruise made it on Oprah - it looked good). PANCETTA - Italian bacon - it was worth a shot. I've never seen it, never eaten it, but I knew it had to be good - 'cause all the best chefs use it!
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Well, unbelievably,the grocery store had it! Yippee - a miracle! We made the recipe as directed, but the pancetta was gooey & sticky as it fried. I thought it was strange but kept cooking ... finished the dish and served it up. It didn't taste good ... but it didn't taste spoiled, so we ate with no plans to try this recipe again. Or if I do, I'll use regular, good ole bacon.
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Next day, I felt bad ... ut oh diarrhea ... that does it! No more gourmet, exotic food from these Southern small town grocers ... even if they have an item, you never know how old it is :( Don't get me wrong - the town has progressed so much - we have mangoes, avocadoes, tiramisu, couscous, wine varieties, etc., but there are just some things lacking ... and it's ok ... I'm ok.
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If you're still with me after all that, maybe these quickpages will cheer you up. I made them from my layout in the previous post - choose with or without the word art. Enjoy!

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*Personal use only - 300 dpi .png zip download ... 9.9 MB

flowers QP

flowers QP2


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3 comments:

Ann September 19, 2009 at 7:51 AM  

Uh oh. Sorry to hear you didn't get the desired results from your dinner. I've gotten to the point that if a recipe has an ingredient I've never heard of I just don't make it....lol
Beautiful quick pages. Have a lovely weekend and throw away the rest of that bacon....lol

vickie,  September 19, 2009 at 9:07 AM  

I'll learn one of these days ;)
yep, it's gone!!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search September 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 6 post on Sep. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

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