Thursday, 7 February 2008

Bang Bang Chicken and my husband has lost the plot

I love, seriously love my husband but I fear that he has completely and utterly lost the plot. He recently purchased an elliptical cross trainer, having cancelled his gym membership. We live in a bungalow with one attic room. Said attic room is currently the dumping ground. At the moment this cross trainer is sat in the lounge, alongside the very old and very beautiful church pew, and infront of my very old and beautiful linen cupboard. The short term plan is to clear the dump/attic room and put the cross trainer up there, long term plan is to extend upwards with bedrooms up there, possibly even room and space for exercise too...

So imagine my surprise when looking at my ebay account to see that we were bidding on a multigym, a very large, cumbersome, ugly multi gym. That was okay it was only .99p. Then I discovered that my husband had put in a maximum bid of £52.00. For the last few days we have watched eagerly, hoping that someone would outbid us. Great excitement yesterday when someone did start bidding (probably the owner of the multigym), the bidding went to £41.00 and stayed at £41.00 until 2pm this afternoon when the auction ended. We are now the not so proud and not so happy owners of a stupid dumb multigym that we have absolutely nowhere to put. (I love you darling, I really do but, honestly...!)

To celebrate, not this but Chinese New Year, I have made a menu change. I'm going to make wife of Gordon Ramsay, Tana's Bang Bang Chicken and serve it with Noodles of some sort - click here for Tana Ramsay's recipe on the UKTV Food website. (I'll post how it turns out later with pics).

15 comments:

Pat said...

Amanda sounds a bit like our house. We have an exercise bike in between our kitchen table and the patio doors. It does get used, mainly to take it in and out of the garage for when we have company. Best of luck finding a home for it. And looking forward to your report on the Chicken dish!!

Asha said...

Haha!! My husband does that too sometimes, e bay bidding ie. He bought Bose system for $50 which I don't think works,sitting there to be thrown out and then he went and bought a brand new $1000 Bose again. I think they just like bidding more than anything!:D

Deborah said...

I can't tell you how happy I am that my husband is a bit computer shy and does not know how to bid on Ebay! Can't wait to see the chicken!

Angel said...

lol I'm sorry that you got a new gym set. Maybe you should try reselling it in local classifieds that way you don't have to ship it or keep it.

Lydia said...

You can put your multigym out in my barn with my husband's Nordic Track. The barn is the intermediate step between the house and the town dump!

Nora B. said...

oh my, and it's not something you can throw a table cloth over to cover... Maybe you can turn it into a mini playground... or make a deal with your husband, e.g. if he doesn't use it a certain number of times, you are going to sell it in the classifieds like Angel suggested?

Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing in Sydney. Lots of interesting happening, especially in Chinatown, with the noodle markets, parades,etc. Looking forward to seeing your chinese meal.

MrsPresley said...

happy new year! :)

i just joined the DB this month, just checking out everyone else’s blogs, wanted to say hello :)

Marie said...

Ohh, I have done that on e-bay myself . . . bid on something and then afterwards regretted it and sat in hopes, waiting for someone to outbid me. So far I've been very lucky that way and have always been outbid! Whew! I did sweet and sour chicken last night for the chinese new year and it was really good. I like bang bang chicken as well! Her's is a good recipe, but then . . . how can it not be?

Cynthia said...

Love him even more baby, love him even more :D

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Who can explain men? Not I. But it seems perfectly logical that I currently have 5 cookbooks on my list to obtain and NO more book shelf space.

Michelle said...

Oh, husbands. Aren't they grand in so many wonderful ways? My hubby, thankfully, no longer spends much money on purchases - he has finally learned his lesson now that he is in debt up to his eyeballs and I took the credit card away! Ahhh!!! But they are soooo cute sometimes too...

Good luck finding a home for your new gym - perhaps it will be a good excuse to exercise since it will be impossible to ignore!!

KJ said...

Commiserations!!! I hate having useless stuff lying about. But it never seems to stop me from buying it in the first place!!!

Sylvie said...

I sometimes wish somebody would ban e-ba! Well, unless it's me doing the buying of course....

Cottage Smallholder said...

Thank goodeness the only exercise that D takes is the step between desk and kettle!

Meg Wolff said...

This is a really funny post. I can relate. We are waiting for my husband's "Eliptical" to come to put beside the "Lifecycle" in the basement. We will have to get rid of the a love seat to make room! Meanwhile he has shoveled a path in the snow from the driveway to the basement (not a short distance!) in the event that they deliver it soon.

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