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Merlin

Member Since 24 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 16 2011 05:02 AM
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In Topic: Kin Shop

07 January 2011 - 04:08 AM

Alice, those pics are gorgeous! Thank you.

In Topic: Bad Holiday Dinner

26 December 2010 - 04:39 AM

Deb, your comment about the alcoholic nephew made me remember the truly worst holiday disaster I've had to endure. Long and boring story...hope you don't mind.

Many years ago in a different life I hosted 25 of my (ex) husband's relatives for Thanksgiving. A nerve-wracking performance for a 26 year old. Unca Harry was an alcoholic who, apparently, had been ordered not to drink and embarrass his wife and family that day. So of course he was the first thru the buffet line. While there were still 8 of us in line waiting to get our first servings, he said, "Where's my pie?" I was appalled and decided to ignore him...so did everyone else. A minute later he thundered, "Where's my pie?" I waited for someone to come to my rescue but no one said a word. Finally I pasted a very weak smile on my face and said, "Unca Harry, I am planning to serve the pies and desserts once everyone has eaten." Well, Unca Harry looked me directly in the eyes and shouted, "Where's my pie?" Needless to say I cut him a piece of pie which he consumed in one minute. He then raced into the nearest bedroom and fell asleep and started snoring so loudly that we could barely hold a conversation at the table. :blush:

ETA: Reading back I realize it sounds like I am describing a white trash family! All of the older generation (including Unca Harry) had gone to Stanford, all of the younger generation had gone to Ivy League schools. I was the plebian having only a lowly UCSC degree. :P

In Topic: Bad Holiday Dinner

26 December 2010 - 02:42 AM

Thanks for all your comments. Made me laugh! Hope all your holidays meals turned out wonderfully!

In Topic: Traditional Yucatan Cooking Workshop

15 December 2010 - 04:39 AM

Thanks for letting me know about recado negro. I can't imagine cooking dried chiles that black and still having flesh/flavor left. Interesting.

In Topic: Imaginary diets - do they work?

14 December 2010 - 06:14 AM

It works. I do it all the time. I think about what I want to eat and search recipes in cookbooks and on the net...by the time I am done I have lost my appetite. :ph43r: