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Old 12-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #781
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #782
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Saw an advert in the paper today. Tesco are doing whole salmon half price.
Must remember to ask Mum to get some in. I'd love to make your recipe.
Half price salmon...yessss!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #783
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Speaking of global grannies... here's a neat article with photos of grandmas around the world with their home cooked meals.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #784
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I had to send that article to my mom...thanks for posting it, choco.

I want every dish on there, except for maybe the caterpillar one. But it doesn't look too terrible, either.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #785
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Banana Lady doesn't cook much any more (and tbh it was all packet stuff), but she loves to travel and is a great guest! She wouldn't dress down any doctors, but she'll bring Beano Comics for the kids and play family games and nod off in front of the TV after dinner. not sure I want any other granny in exchange, though -it takes years to accept our mess and love us despite it -Just happy to share the wealth
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #786
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Last night was my first time hosting Christmas dinner. I planned the menu and supervised the cooking, and I'm happy to say everything was delicious! We had:
-spiral ham with an orange, honey, & brown sugar glaze
-mashed potatoes with rosemary and roasted garlic
-roasted green beans with orange zest and toasted almonds
-orange cranberry sauce

YUM.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #787
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I forgot - I never posted Christmas dinner.
This year, as last, we went to the local pub. No it wasn't a ham, egg and chips affair. You book months in advance (and pay a fortune) and are served enormous quantities of food. We've never made it past dessert yet, passing on the cheeseboard and mince pies.

Dad and Maureen had the prawn cocktail, Mum and I had the pate.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #788
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There....that's me done. I'd never make it to the second course.*





* This appears only to be the case with actual nutrition. McDonalds and other junk I can eat my own bodyweight in 'food'.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #789
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Main courses.
I had the steak with peppercorn sauce on the side, the others had turkey (and ham).

Note that because more than one person ordered turkey they gave us extra pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and veg in that separate bowl.

I hadn't noticed before how much salt Maureen put on her dinner! Oh well, the cats are still alive (I took 2 leftovers boxes this year, just as well given the amount I ate)
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #790
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Just desserts.
Christmas Pudding slice (it was cakey and much nicer than a real Christmas Pu) with custard for all of us.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #791
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that all looks really good!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #792
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There....that's me done. I'd never make it to the second course.*

* This appears only to be the case with actual nutrition. McDonalds and other junk I can eat my own bodyweight in 'food'.
This is an actual medical fact. Your brain's hunger signals are based on whether your body has gotten what it needs yet. If you eat very healthy food, you get your nutrients and your body knows you're done. If you're eating crap, your body will keep asking for more until it gets the vitamins it needs. (Of course there are many complicating factors, like rate of metabolism, variable caloric needs due to activity, and psychological addiction to eating... but all other things being equal, you'll get full faster on better food.)
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #793
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And, given my previous pedantry, it is only right that I admit that so far my dinner has been chips, salsa, banana, yogurt, and honey. Supposedly I'm making some hamburgers and asparagus later this evening, but if Mr. Clod doesn't make it home in time I'll just snack on more leftovers instead.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #794
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so far my dinner has been chips, salsa, banana, yogurt, and honey.
That's healthier than most people eat.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #795
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Because I know everyone has been waiting on tenterhooks... I did make the hamburgers, but not the asparagus. Just had some dill pickles on the side instead.
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