Monday, March 17, 2008

I got proofed!

Excuse me for bragging for a minute, but I was at the liquor store yesterday and I got asked to see some ID! Okay, fine, I know they ask for ID from anyone who looks under 30, but hey, someone thought I look under 30! Woo Hoo!

Is there really anything else to say in this entirely narcissistic post?

Well, I can tell you about what I was buying. I got a 6 pack of Guinness. I'm not a big drinker, and I really don't like beer but I decided to try a new corned beef recipe that requires you to slow cook it all day in Guinness. Sounds interesting. I mean, I hate to let down my Irish heritage, but for once I wanted to try to a cooking style that doesn't involve boiling the crap out of everything. Shhh, don't tell my mom.

Random related thought: I'm a somewhat recent transplant to Massachusetts, and for the most part, I totally love it here. But does anyone else think it's ridiculous you can't buy alcohol in a supermarket? What a pain in the patootie, and I don't even drink very much. Why did I have to run a separate errand to buy some beer? Bunch of puritans :)

PS~~Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Mary Ellen said...

I left a pot of corned beef for our babysitter to turn on this afternoon and had a moment of indecision while I was throwing it together: Should I drain the blood from the bag? Or let it drip into the pot with the meat? It's disgusting, but maybe that's the part that makes it so good!

KCRSummertime said...

Get a new grocery store, sister! You can buy wine & beer at my supermarket. (Not liquor, naturally, because we must have SOME limits, mustn't we?)

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day Feast!


tammy said...

Yeah, I think it depends on the grocery store. I used to go to one that had pretty much everything right in the middle of the store, but they gated it off on Sundays. Goddamned Puritans!

What A Card said...

Wow, I need to find those magical supermarkets! I just looked it up, and in MA, it looks like a supermarket chain can sell liquor at only THREE of its locations in Massachusetts. I guess I'm not surprised that I haven't found any of those lucky stores!

I can remember voting a few years ago to allow beer/wine sales in supermarkets, but I assumed it had been defeated (I don't know by whom...I didn't notice a big puritan contingent at my polling place).

Mary Ellen, I've never put the blood from the bag into the pot. In fact this morning, if you were anywhere in the vicinity, you would have heard me shouting "ick ick ick" as I had to open the bag. Yucky!