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The recipe for the fishbowl can be found here

 

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Megan's reaction was 'For a kids party? Of course you'd make it!'

 

Not so sure, my mom left me with a dread fear of Jello with... things in it. (Also, that thing looks like the personification of empty calories! :lol: )

 

The Auld Grump - yes, there really are Jello dishes with bits of cheese and ham in it... because God hates us. ::P:

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23 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The recipe for the fishbowl can be found here

 

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Megan's reaction was 'For a kids party? Of course you'd make it!'

 

Not so sure, my mom left me with a dread fear of Jello with... things in it. (Also, that thing looks like the personification of empty calories! :lol: )

 

The Auld Grump - yes, there really are Jello dishes with bits of cheese and ham in it... because God hates us. ::P:

 

Hey as long as it's not school cafeteria green "Jello" with shredded carrots floating in it we are good.........

 

well I just read the part with the cheese...:blink:

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40 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The recipe for the fishbowl can be found here

 

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Megan's reaction was 'For a kids party? Of course you'd make it!'

 

Pffffft forget kids parties, I'm making this on Tuesday for my church ladies group activity! :bday:

 

The theme is "Dancing through time" and we'll be teaching/learning popular dances from different eras. I plan to pull out my Macarena and Running Man. :lol: The refreshment is listed as "Bring a jello dessert of some kind."

 

Guess I need to go acquire a fishbowl now.... ::D:

 

EDIT: forgot to mention that after reading the recipe, the chunky bits at the bottom are jelly beans and cubes of pound cake

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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2 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

No, probably not.

 

But you could use it in a game as a bone golem constructed to resemble a spider.  It helps if there is a culture of powerful magic users who worship spiders or a spider goddess.

Oh, that would be amazing... the thing is almost a foot across. Your PCs could look at it and just die :lol:

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2 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

You ate Not Dead? Why would you eat that old guy that they threw on the cart in Month Python and the Holy Grail?

 

Just a call back to Granny Weatherwax, and her unique grasp of grammar. 

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18 minutes ago, haldir said:

 

Hey as long as it's not school cafeteria green "Jello" with shredded carrots floating in it we are good.........

 

well I just read the part with the cheese...:blink:

Lemon Jello, mayonnaise, ham, cheddar cheese, brown mustard.

 

Forty-eight years, and it is still in my head.... ::o: 

 

The Auld Grump - I think mom used Velveeta in place of the cheddar, at least once.

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4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

They won't. We've had to put up with this sort of thing for years. All management does is bend over backwards to kiss their tushies.

 

I know. It's sort of a distant hope. Part of the last vestige of me that thinks people are good. Most of me doesn't think that anymore. 

 

What I really hope is that they all have explosive diarrhea for a week.

Do you have on premises security?

This is what they should be there for to deal with.

If not then a call to 911 is in order for a D&D [Drunk and Disorderly] in a public place [lobby] plus making threats.

It isn't your [or your friend's] job to be the target of abuse and possibly worse at the hands of a gang of obnoxiously drunk idiots with an attitude.  When in that state it's a small step from obnoxious and loud to tearing the place up.

Your friend was obviously in fear for her life from the drunks.  Not part of the job description nor are you receiving training or compensation for how to deal with these sort of situations.

GEM

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2 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

No, probably not.

 

But you could use it in a game as a bone golem constructed to resemble a spider.  It helps if there is a culture of powerful magic users who worship spiders or a spider goddess.

You don't have these in your neck of the woods?

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12 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

Then I surveyed the dishes and remembered why it is that I don't usually make fancy desserts.  :rolleyes:  

 

I made Scotch Eggs a couple weeks ago with similar results.

 

@Evilhalfling  - I've got two elderly girls on subcutaneous fluids for the rest of their lives (which could still be several years) for kidney issues.  It's a lot less traumatic than I thought it would be.  It doesn't seem to bother them much, either.

 

On Jell-o with weird stuff in it:

 

Spoiler

 

This goes back a bit.  Before refrigeration was common, stuff like jello molds and aspic sculptures were a right pain in the tuckus to make, so the servants did it with premium ingredients and expensive specialized gear.  Aspic is actually kind of nasty, but this is a feature, not a bug.  Being an acquired taste, it repels those icky nouveau riche and their aspirational offspring.  Can't go polluting the carefully cultured inbreeding, you know.  It also keeps air off of whatever you suspend in the foul stuff to inhibit bacterial growth at one's garden party, but that's just a side effect.  Unless you're Hormel or Purina, in which case they still use aspic to fill in the air gaps in tinned meat.

 

Fast forward through a couple of World Wars, both of which might have been skipped if Victorian society wasn't run by people whose parents were cousins, and someone at Kraft figured out that now all those high-falutin' fancy cold dishes could be made at home by anyone with a measuring cup and a Bundt cake pan.  Status-imitating groupthink by housewives held in thrall by the patriarchy explains the fruit and multilayered flavors and Kool-Whip parfaits, sure, what the Broccoli-elfing ARTICHOKE is the deal with all the meat?

 

Back to the days before refrigeration.  Sugar and salt were preservatives as much as they were flavor additives.  So sometimes they candied meat.  You still see its echoes in glazed ham and cloying barbecue sauces, but mincemeat pies used to contain actual meat.  Throw in the fact that tinned meat became desirable due to being heavily rationed during the war as a vital military supply (because it was) and that the "Women's Magazines" were pretty much written by men who were traditionally banished from the kitchen, and you get Hormel Vienna sausages ala Orange Jell-O.  Because status.  Or as we now know it, "American Greatness".


 

 

Spoilered because some snarks are boojums.

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The recipe for the fishbowl can be found here

 

91921_640x428.jpg

 

Megan's reaction was 'For a kids party? Of course you'd make it!'

 

Not so sure, my mom left me with a dread fear of Jello with... things in it. (Also, that thing looks like the personification of empty calories! :lol: )

 

The Auld Grump - yes, there really are Jello dishes with bits of cheese and ham in it... because God hates us. ::P:

If it's for kids, I insist on the white and blue sharks then! :p

 

Because the sharks are awesome candies, and most kids love them.  Also, sharks. 

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I've been saying for years that my husband is a pretty great human.

 

He just transcended greatness when he came home just now on an early lunch break with a Twix and Flonase.

 

Bless this man.

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Being in the eastern portion of central NC has made my job very interesting this week, we are currently in the sights of a hurricane and so naturally people are panic buying groceries that they don't need (why are you buying six gallons of milk when you know your house will likely be without power for over a week?). This panic make it difficult to actually set shelves as people grab things as soon as you let go of it. The Pepsi driver for the store we are at today delivered five pallets of Aquafina, people didn't even wait for him to drop the pallets or unwrap them before they were grabbing cases of water off them. Craziness has set into the masses. Of course the closest city to me has flooded twice in the past twenty years because of hurricanes. 

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I've since stopped wondering why people buy what they do before weather catastrophes.  Water makes sense to me.  Milk makes sense to me in limited amounts, especially if you have teenagers who drink it, but six gallons might be overkill (without a generator that can run the fridge).

 

Bread, milk, and eggs... how long does French toast keep?

 

I'm not too surprised about the water.  I admit I picked up a pack of water yesterday just in case the city water gets fouled but I don't expect it to be a significant issue.  If I lived on a well, I'd definitely want a lot of drinking water, just in case.

 

47 minutes ago, FaekiasDracon said:

Of course the closest city to me has flooded twice in the past twenty years because of hurricanes. 

I have family out your way.  One of my relatives was stranded at work for three days due to the flooding after Floyd.

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I got to work with the new girl today. She is a good worker and listens well and does not stop talking. It was a bit much for this introvert today. :blink:

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