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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2005 11:08 am    Post subject: plural dilemma Reply with quote

We were just at the butcher's buying a potroast - "eye of round". There were several to choose from. Here is the dilemma. Are those eyes of round or eye of rounds???


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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: plural dilemma Reply with quote

llizard wrote:
We were just at the butcher's buying a potroast - "eye of round". There were several to choose from. Here is the dilemma. Are those eyes of round or eye of rounds???


Too hard for me... how about resolving by saying "X eye-of-round roasts." But if forced to choose one of yours, I'd say "eyes of round."


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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: plural dilemma Reply with quote

llizard wrote:
We were just at the butcher's buying a potroast - "eye of round". There were several to choose from. Here is the dilemma. Are those eyes of round or eye of rounds???


I think the only way it could be "eye of rounds" is if the one eye comes from several rounds (stew of beans la la la) or encompasses several rounds (family of cats stomp stomp).

I agree with CAM that "eyes of round" sounds best. Or "eyes of rounds" if "round" is an entity (rather than a category).


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Jan, 2005 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are both probably right. But but but, what if it is eyes ofs rounds skip

(whatever it's called, it was great with popovers last night!)


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Jan, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you cook your potroast?


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Jan, 2005 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAM wrote:
How did you cook your potroast?


The roast dredged in flour and well browned first. Then onions caramelized. Then the browned roast was put in chicken stock and chicken bouillon powder (in place of salt) and pepper. It was on a slow slow simmer for about 6 hours.

We served it with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts. Fabulous! skip


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