Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Red Lobster to Go, Credit Compromise?

Just a quickie as I am running late tonight.

Matt woke half crippled with his thigh today (Tuesday). He is going for Xrays and things on his knee on Wednesday. He had an Xray on his kidneys and bladder today. He didn't want to go to Red Lobster so I ended up ordering through a company called DoorDash who specialise in food deliveries from restaurants. My friend could have picked up the order but thought it would be too heavy. In fact it wasn't so spent money on delivery which wasn't necessary. Live and Learn. Still the meal was good and we all enjoyed it. Later I sat down to write this and discovered a message from the bank saying they thought my credit card had been compromised and to call instantly. I did so, amongst some of the security questions I was asked was where do I work. I said I'm 80 I don't work and haven't done so in years. Really! Anyway, turned out they were worried about DoorDash and whether I had authorised it. Nice to know they are on the ball. Bit scary at first because I did have a spam call purportedly from my bank whilst we were out today. I checked with the bank and they assured me there was nothing wrong and they wouldn't have called.

Think I should get a commission from Instant Pot, I have convinced my friend she too needs one.

Asparagus and Double Smoked Bacon Popover

Asparagus, double smoked bacon and leeks baked on a puffy popover topped with melted cheese!

1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces (unless farm fresh)
4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 Tbs butter
1/2 cup milk, warm
3 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Gruyère, shredded

1. Bring a pan with 1 inch of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook until it turns bright green.

2. Rinse the asparagus under cold water and pat dry.

3. Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat, and set aside on paper towels to drain reserving the grease in the pan.

4. Add the leeks to the pan, saute until tender, about 2-4 minutes, set aside and turn off the heat.

5. Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt.

6. Mix the milk, eggs, flour, salt and pepper and pour it into the pan.

7. Sprinkle the asparagus, bacon, leeks and the cheese over the batter in the pan.

8. Transfer the pan to a preheated 425F/220C oven and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

Servings: 4

Author: Kevin Lynch
Source: Closet Cooking

Have a great day


  1. Spammers trying to get your info are really bad which is why I have a phone blocker and they never get through. But sometimes the call is from my credit card company with a legitimate notice that my card has been misused. A real pain in the neck.

    But several years ago I tried to order a gift from from IKEA online. They said they would have to verify my credit card info and needed to call me. The guy was asking me all sorts of questions about where I had lived, what car I drove and who my fiends were. I asked him where he was coming up with this stuff and he said they googled me online and were trying to verify the info they found. I told him that a lot of stuff online is bogus and to just forget the gift card. I wrote my son a check!

    1. I have a phone blocker too Denise, but they still get through. Enough to drive you ballistic, or insane.

  2. Good of your bank to be on the alert. My bank caught two fraud attempts on my card last year after we stayed overnight at a Choice hotel. Had to be one of the workers who stole my info.

    1. Not necessarily Susan, they have those machines now which can photograph your cards through your pockets etc. Unless you have a protector on it that is. Banks are pretty much on the ball with this.

  3. I hope the people who called were not the spammers. They often call and try to get info so watch your card just to make sure. I have had many clients who got scammed.

    1. I think they were spammers but I got an email from the bank saying they thought my card had been compromised. Cleared that up Birgit, genuine email.

  4. I've had almost TEN calls in the last two weeks from people telling me they are with the IRS and have "canceled" my SS number! I've reported these "robo calls) but still, I really hate spammers who do this. Glad the meal was still good, and hope Matt's thigh is all right. You sure are busy these days! And I agree, you should be given stock in InstaPot!!

    1. Drives you up the wall doesn't it Lisa? Worst I ever got was someone telling me I had a computer problem which needed fixing instantly - at 3 a.m.!!!!!!!