Fun at PublixPosted: August 19, 2011
i went to publix to get some stuff i needed to cook this weekend. i had picked up one bottle of wine (merlot, for marinating some lamb shanks for tomorrow….more on that later), garlic, a thick cut rib-eye, and powdered sage….i was heading to buy some beer when i looked up and BAM!!!! cute brunette, face-7/body-8/personality-?. she was literally 2 steps in front of me about to pass, she saw me looking, i smiled and said, “well hel-LOH”, and watched as she walked past me. she looked back and grinned. i got my beer and went to the checkout line and unloaded my crap. i was waiting to check out when i heard a voice behind me say, “steak night tonight?” it was the cute brunette. i surprisingly said no, that tonight was grilled lamb shank night, then realized that that was tomorrow night. i had jumbled my thought process because she surprised me. i shook my head and said, “no, yeah, tonight is steak.” and i laughed. her name is melissa.
“grilled lamb shanks, that sounds REALLY good. how do you cook them?”, she asked. i explained the marinating in wine and herbs over night them cooking them over indirect heat for about 1 and 1/2 hours and serving it with a pomegranate glaze (i’m not using the glaze….i was BS’ing to impress her). she mentioned that that sounded, “really good.” i laughed a little, “no darling ‘really good’ is the wrong way to describe my cooking” and that “big plate of awesome was getting warmer.” she laughed and asked me if that was what the wine was for. i told her it was, then she asked if i use a specific type of wine. “well, i like a merlot because it has a fuller body, and pairs well with the gaminess of the lamb.
this was pure and utter BULLSHIT, i just grabbed a cheap bottle of yellowtail.
then i noticed it, the big “X” sharpied on her hand. she was 18-20. NOT a LTR canidate. she had gone to “ladies night” last night.
it was time for me for pay, so i paid and she mentioned having to give my cooking a try some time. i got digits, of course i did. i’ll keep you posted.