Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Online Shopping, Lunch,

Used online shopping again for today. One problem, to me anyway, I clicked on the frozen shrimp I had bought a couple of times recently for $6.99, you will remember I mentioned it, and when I clicked on it the price shown was still the same. However, when I picked up the order today, the price had increased by $4 odd. Sorry, if you select an item at one price, they should NOT increase it - I wouldn't have bothered at the increased price.

We went to lunch at the Red Lobster with a friend - hadn't seen her in a while, had a nice chat. Also a nice lunch. I weakened and had two of their biscuits. I also ordered their Sweet Chili Shrimp which I've had before and is absolutely delicious but I did know it was over 1,000 calories a serving. Oh well. I have just discovered there is a recipe for it online but I don't think I need to know. Matt had Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms and our friend had a pasta dish, not sure what seafood was in it, lobster maybe. I asked two of the staff when CrabFest would be on again and nobody seemed to know!!!

I tried a recipe I have on file for tonight's supper (Tuesday) and was very pleased with it. I wasn't too sure about a) cooking the asparagus in oil and b) the combination with mushrooms, but it worked very well. I'm not sure why I haven't tried it before.

Angel Hair Pasta with Asparagus

8 oz angel hair pasta
1 Tbs olive oil
1 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1. Cook pasta according to package directions

2. Heat olive oil in non stick skillet. Sauté asparagus in the pan over med. heat for about 3 mins with garlic. Add broth and mushrooms, cook 3 minutes more.

3. Drain pasta and tranfer to a serving dish. Gently toss pasta with asparagus mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan, parsley and crushed pepper

Servings: 4

Source: QCC

Have a great day
 

14 comments:

  1. I'd be pretty annoyed if they upped the price after I ordered something, too. I don't think it's legal to do that here.

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    1. Probably not here Helen. I got a $5 refund ticket.

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  2. They should honor the online price, for certain. Or at least be given a notification of the price increase and see if you still want it.

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    1. Yes they should have Liz, however, they have given me a $5 discount for my next order.

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  3. I'd send them an email and complain. I am doing just that today with a store who rang up my bill wrong. I usually get a store credit on my account.
    I looked up some recipes for the shrimp and not knowing how RL does there's (fried?) I did find some that sound tasty and not full of calories. Like preparing in the oven.
    Pasta sounds good too.

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    1. I did email them Denise. They have given me a credit of $5 for my next order. I found a recipe as well but didn't really study it. In the oven would be good. We enjoyed the pasta.

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  4. If you paid one price online, that's the one they should honor. Their fault for not changing it. Glad they gave you a credit.

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    1. I agree Alex. The coughed up with the credit instantly.

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  5. Hi Jo - glad it all worked out ... and shrimp with asparagus or the other way round = all sounds good to me!! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, it did Hilary, thanks. And shrimp or asparagus are good together or apart. How is your access to seafood in BC?

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  6. I absolutely HATE that calories are on menus now. I have never felt more judged.

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    1. I know what you mean JoJo, but I think I like them.

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  7. I was ready to write to make a complaint but I see they gave you a $5 refund for the next order which is good...they better! Funny that the people don't know when the next crabfest will be on...they should know

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    1. You'd think so but then I wrote to RL on line and they don't know either because, they say, the dates are not yet set!! However, Birgit, because I had signed up for their newsletter, I got a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. I think they do something for birthdays too. Naturally I signed Matt up as well, LOL.

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