Gravy Beef or Chuck Steak? (You are getting worse!)


“Why did you take your own plate back and not mine”? “I don’t know, perhaps my childhood. Is there a problem?” “No, but if you get up, it doesn’t take any more trouble to take two plates and not just your own”. “Well, I gladly take the walk to the sink twice, if that makes you happy.” “By the way, how was the curry last night?” “Oh, that was nice, but take my plate now away too.” “Ok dear, but I think the gravy beef is not really all that good for a curry.” “Well, you bought it remember?” “We both looked at it and you even remarked it had little fat on it.” “I thought then that gravy beef is not all that great for a curry, and even asked the rhetorical question and likewise pondered out loud to you; do people still make their own gravy?” People now buy pre-digested gravies and pre-digested everything else.”. “Yes, it makes me vomit.” “So do you.”

The conversation keeps going!

It begs the question; if people don’t make own gravy, what is gravy-beef used for? “Well, it was cheap and looked very lean.” “Ok, so we both agreed on it and bought the gravy beef, next time I’ll get the chuck steak seeing I cook and you don’t.” “No need to get haughty and revert to carping, I do everything else.” “Don’t bloody well cook, if you’re going to take the high road on the bloody curry”. “Well, that’s the best I will ever get to, take it or leave it.” “I won’t improve, am incapable and you know it”. “Yes, I do but you are getting worse.” “Getting worse? Surely not possible, at this stage?” “You started with those plates, I offered to do it twice, and then you refused to acknowledge the disadvantage of the gravy beef, that you had chosen, just because it had little fat.” “Who is getting worse now?”

“Ok, the day is young, can we get over this?” Right-o, what shall we eat tonight then? Well, what do you think? “Let’s both decide and not just one of us? I thought we always both decided.” “No, it often is just you.” “Ok, but what about tonight’s dinner?” I fancy the cattleman’s beef cutlets with boiled Dutch potatoes and lots of gravy. They are always nice and firm, just like your husband and I’ll wear my boots and leggings during dinner as a special bonus.” “No, I am really keen on baked pumpkin and a cut of salmon with crispy skin”. “Ok, then, salmon with crispy skin it is but no boots then.” “A man has to take a stand somewhere.” “It is give and take, I’ll wear my apron instead”.

“You are getting worse!” No, you’re getting worse.photoInterior


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19 Responses to “Gravy Beef or Chuck Steak? (You are getting worse!)”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    Love’s young dream! 🙂


  2. Loni Says:

    geef mij die pompoen maar!


  3. Loni Says:

    de vertaling is fout – geef mij de pompoen


  4. Lottie Nevin Says:

    This all sounds very familiar. p.s I don’t know if you saw my recent post, Gerard? There are some photographs of the house as it is now, one year on 🙂


  5. Curt Mekemson Says:

    To beef or not to beef. That is the question. All the rest is gravy. 🙂

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  6. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Careful you two. We’ll have to have Milo referee! The beef and potatoes sound awfully good this afternoon. I’m fixing stuffed zucchini.


  7. Silver in the Barn Says:

    I’m relieved to read that peace reigns over the Oosterman kitchen again. Did Milo get any gravy on his kibbles?


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Oh yes, Milo never misses out on anything. When cooking gets done, he observes from a distance what gets taken out of the fridge and his tail starts rotating wildly anti clockwise means the meat is out and he’ll get something.

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  8. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Too FUNNY. I’m still laughing. Are things so boring that you must be churlish or would sassy better fit the snit to snit? Beef gravey and all. My oh my!


  9. M-R Says:

    If any of this is true, you need your head knocked together.


  10. roughseasinthemed Says:

    Our chuck steak story revolves around him buying it because it was cheap, yet failing to grill it satisfactorily (thinking it was rump or sirloin). I saved the day, explained the difference and made a stew. He never bought it again.


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