Cheap Date Show

Cheap Date – 27 October 2007 – I Make Lamb (Well, Not This Time)

Welcome to the latest episode of Cheap Date!

This time out, we visit Periyali Greek Taverna in Des Plaines for a wonderful family meal. We also spend some time talking about Halloween and lots of other stuff, too.

Here is the link to listener Chris’ recap of his two weeks in Europe drinking LOTS of really good beer.

And here is listener Thelma’s Orange Syrup recipe:

Orange syrup

1 can of frozen Orange juice (plastic can is microwaveable)

4 tablespoons Butter



Corn Starch

Put OJ and butter in saucepan over medium heat. Make sure to stir constantly. I don’t have a specific amount of sugar because I just put some in, test it, a little more, test it, and so forth. I think the last time I did this I put 4 spoonfuls in. I also used Splenda the last time I did it, and it came out great. I put in about third of the OJ can filled with water to settle down the OJ taste, and add 1 spoon of cornstartch. Keep stirring it over the saucepan. This only takes a few minutes to take.

If you don’t use it up, put it in a sealed jar and place in the fridge then when you need to use some just heat in the microwave and serve.

Other fun stuff mentioned: The Affy Tapple Factory Store, Oberweis Dairy, and the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.

We’d also like to invite you to a live podcast by some wonderful Chicago podcasters at the Globe Pub, 1934 W Irving Park Rd, in Chicago. The hosts of The Brit and Yankee, ChicagoScope, Chicago Bites, and GamaSutra will all be there! Details on the flyer here!

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This episode’s running time: 29:40

“Kiss Them For Me” is by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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