Mundane Monday

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Mundane Monday
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:27pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>There's a big difference between not liking a food and potentially dying if you eat it. I absolutely do accommodate my guests' deadly allergies. Having somebody die in the middle of the meal would spoil it for everyone, don't you think?</blockquote></p><p>I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that for some people on this board, if someone died in the middle of the meal because the hostess served a life threatening ingredient for that guest,they would be outraged by the bad manners of the deceased for casting a pall upon the occasion.</p>

Now you're getting it!

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:28pm
I never said she should eat anything Regina but I am thinking when she goes out to someone's home to eat that more often than not, she would have to bring her own food (especially if it was a huge gathering).
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:28pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>This all would fall under family gossip and drama wouldn't it, cchick? Lol!  My sister has taken over as matriarch in the family and her spreads are huge, mostly italian!  But when she invites all of us + her husband's side there's always someone that complains about the food or the lack of room or something..... Don't come, Bring your own food then, I mean gee, BAER! </p>

You know what gets a BAER from me? People who minimize my kid's life threatening allergies and compare it to an aversion or intolerance or suggest I'm being petty when what I'm really trying to do is keep my kid alive. Imagine that, a mom trying to keep her kid safe. Woah--that's eyeroll worthy.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:29pm
Seems that the family didn't "remember" this though? How is that possible if they have holidays together every year?
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:30pm

I said that my SIL made a salad w/her worst trigger. It was a type of tree nut. And no, I'm not going to be any more specific about it. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:31pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
Comparing someone who doesn't like chicken to a child with an allergy that could make her throat close up is absurd.  You never suggested she look for similar things until you suggested she look for nut &amp; butter recipes on Pinterest.  Then you beckpedaled to this other suggestion.  I know you can't admit you backpedaled.  You are also saying you would  not even give a thought to accommodating a child with a severe allergy.  That's sad.  If it was my family I would expect them to give a crap enough to omit tree nuts from food served, when we were there.  If they did not, it would be very telling to the relationship for my family/child.  There is no nut in any recipe that is so important that anyone consume it in any given meal.

Heck, in my family we even try to accomodate preferences, let alone life threatening allergies.  My grandma and mom always made sure there were onion-free dishes for my aunt and cousin who hated them.  And again, they just didn't like them.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:31pm
So I've not renewed my subscription to better homes&gardens.. Would pinterest be a suitable alterative for home and garden ideas?

 


 


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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:32pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Jam-most gatherings at holidays is "holiday" food and the same every year. There are just things that people look forward to. I would NEVER suggest to put ANYONE in danger but I would also expect the parent to be cautious about what the child can and can not eat and be aware that many things are family traditions.

Oops you already did suggest that.  You are saying you can't change your menu ever because other's might be sad, if someone else at the same table has a life threatening allergy.  You can't say you would do one thing and then claim that's not what it actually is. It is what it is, no matter what you call it or try to make it look pretty.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:32pm
"You know what gets a BAER from me? People who minimize my kid's life threatening allergies and compare it to an aversion or intolerance or suggest I'm being petty when what I'm really trying to do is keep my kid alive. Imagine that, a mom trying to keep her kid safe. Woah--that's eyeroll worthy."......... And it is very sad that your own family would do that to you. How could they forget? Don't they know how severe it is as it seems that everyone on this messageboard does but your own SIL "forgot".
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:33pm
"I said that my SIL made a salad w/her worst trigger. It was a type of tree nut. And no, I'm not going to be any more specific about it. "..... So basically there IS a story behind this. That's what I thought. Thanks.

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