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catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:38:21

It's my 40th birthday tomorrow.

I don't want presents or a party or anything at all other than a card from DS and DH and lunch out with my family. So I think my demands and expectations are low.

But I've been on a no carb diet for a couple of weeks and I've decided I want eggs benedict for my birthday breakfast. On really nice bread. It's all about the bread. I am slightly obsessed with the joy of eating some bread in the morning and really looking forward to it.

Tonight I made some homemade Hollandaise in anticipation.. And I asked DH to go out and get some really nice bread.

He asked "what is really nice bread to you?"

I said something like a sourdough loaf or just a really nice one. We live near a Booths and they do loads of lovely, artisan type loaves. I said if there's no nice bread left just get some muffins.

He came back with this

A plain brown loaf. Granted it's unsliced but he thinks he's been awesome going out for he bread. I haven't mentioned it as I am well aware the carb freeness may be making me U but............AIBU?

TaterTots Sat 24-Sep-16 19:39:28

Forget the bread - have a biscuit

Fitzsimmons Sat 24-Sep-16 19:40:37

As someone who also lives near Booths and is always in awe of their bread selection, YADNBU.

SpaceUnicorn Sat 24-Sep-16 19:40:59

Yeah, I think you are a bit. 'Just a really nice one' is at the discretion of that seems 'really nice' to the person buying it. I guess to him this is 'really nice'.

RubbleBubble00 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:44:11

Ob your dh didn't have a clue who he expressed when he asked u what you meant

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:46:55

I did say "a sourdough loaf or something. Or if there's no nice bread just get some muffins"

I'm not seriously, hugely pissed off about this or anything, I was just looking forward to some nice bread and that is rubbish bread. smile

I have the bread sulks.

Bijouxxx Sat 24-Sep-16 19:47:16

Hmmm I can see where you're coming from, but there is never good bread left in Booths after about 3pm!

FlyingElbows Sat 24-Sep-16 19:47:22

I bet that bread's really nice.

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:47:45

Fitzsimmons understands as she knows the many lovely, lovely breads DH will have overlooked before selecting this one.

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:48:43

Although yeah, to be fair it was 6pm so all the nice bread might have gone. But I'd rather have had a muffin. <resumes bread based sulk>

dybil Sat 24-Sep-16 19:48:46

'Just a really nice one' would make me think you wanted a good quality but basic loaf of bread.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 24-Sep-16 19:50:59

Eggs Benedict is meant to be on a muffin, so YABU to suggest having it on anything not a muffin.

Also that looks like pretty nice bread to me, I think if you wanted something specific you should have been more specific. I never leave important food to guess work.

alleypalley Sat 24-Sep-16 19:52:40

YANBU. When I was pregnant I sent dh out for chocolate, he came back with Munchies, fucking munchies!! It was 12 years ago I still remember the feeling of disappointment.

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:53:04

Muffins would have been better. I should have said "Get me a sourdough loaf or if they don't have it some muffins"

I guess never leave important food to guesswork is right,

I know it should be a muffin but it's lovely on sourdough so that would have been first choice, then muffins. Which I should have stated. I'm sure it will be perfectly nice bread. It's just not the bread I was dreaming of smile

sentia Sat 24-Sep-16 19:53:19

I would be disappointed too, that's not really nice bread. Can he do another bread run first thing in the morning?

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:54:14

Did you LTB alley? Everyone knows Munchies are not acceptable chocolate.

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:54:18

Did you LTB alley? Everyone knows Munchies are not acceptable chocolate.

sentia Sat 24-Sep-16 19:54:30

Eggs benedict on brioche is amazing.

sentia Sat 24-Sep-16 19:55:02

Have you ever had eggs benedict on brioche? Yum.

(I know this doesn't solve the bread issue)

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:55:17

I'd feel like a dick if I actually mentioned it.

He forgot the bread altogether the first time he went to the shops and did a second trip especially for it. Which somehow makes it worse smile

sentia Sat 24-Sep-16 19:55:23

Ffs stupid post came in twice. Ignore!

catgirl1976 Sat 24-Sep-16 19:56:45

Brioche? Ooh that sounds nice! I will try that once I'm not no-carbing any more

DocMcFanjo Sat 24-Sep-16 19:58:49

Oh FGS of course YANBU.

Nice bread means sourdough, really crusty white with fluffy centre, something with poppy seeds scattered artfully on the surface, something that's probably not particularly healthful and that you may well end up eating an entire loaf of smothered in real butter.

<refocuses eyes, wipes drool, stamps foot> YADNBU!

MothersGrim Sat 24-Sep-16 20:00:20

I had the same thing once- asking for organic/sourdough (aka something naice) and I can't remember what he came back with but it was a disgrace

I bet your bread is actually really nice though. And if you're on a no carb kick I think it'll be nice to retrain yourself onto wholewheat. Warm the oven up in the morning then turn it off and leave your loaf in there for 10 minutes. It'll be just warm and freshen it up nicely.

HappyHeart87 Sat 24-Sep-16 20:00:21

YADNBU. Don't waste your carbs on that crap. It will be soft and airy and slightly dry; not chewy and glutenus and delicious.

LTB and take a lover with better taste in bread.

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