Super Sunday

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 1:03pm

1. What's for dinner?

2. When invited to BBQ's in the summer, what signature dish do you usually bring?

3. Where did your parents meet?

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:40pm

To all:

I am POSITIVE that the Manwich comments are directed at me. I probably had it listed in a menu plan years ago.   In fact, there is Manwich in my pantry right now; there almost always is (it's one of my go-tos when I get a call at 5pm that there are 6-7 teenagers, including boys, descending upon my house).     I've tried making "homemade" sloppy joes, but haven't found a recipe that is as tasty as Manwich. And it's so darn easy! lol    We eat it - as a family (non-teenage invasion) - maybe 4-5 times a year. 

 

The boxed helpers? I don't know who that is directed at. Although I do use Zatarain's beans and rice mixes fairly often. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:42pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>To all:</p><p>I am POSITIVE that the Manwich comments are directed at me. I probably had it listed in a menu plan years ago.   In fact, there is Manwich in my pantry right now; there almost always is (it's one of my go-tos when I get a call at 5pm that there are 6-7 teenagers, including boys, descending upon my house).     I've tried making "homemade" sloppy joes, but haven't found a recipe that is as tasty as Manwich. And it's so darn easy! lol    We eat it - as a family (non-teenage invasion) - maybe 4-5 times a year. </p><p> </p><p>The boxed helpers? I don't know who that is directed at. Although I do use Zatarain's beans and rice mixes fairly often. </p>

I've got a soft spot for some of the Near East pilafs.

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:42pm

 I've tried making "homemade" sloppy joes, but haven't found a recipe that is as tasty as Manwich.

 

 

I have a great one.  I can share it if you're interested.  Smile


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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:44pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Wow, Sensitive much? Why is "slaved away all day to impress" in quotation marks? Perhaps your dinner parties are less formal than ones IME then b/c of the outstanding dinner parties I've had the pleasure of attending and hosted there is much effort put into them hence the figure of speech that applies to. </p>

The phrase was in quotation marks because I was quoting.  That is a proper use of quotation marks, in fact, it is their primary use!

"Slaved all day to impress" carries a different connotation than putting "much effort" into a meal. 

PS:  "Much effort" was a quotation as well.

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:45pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
Contradiction to what, a twinkle cake?  OH no wait....that's okay and even yummy.  What were you saying about contradictions...     </span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:11pt">But really Jambles, I have no idea what you passive aggressively posting about manwhichs, do you wish to share with the group or continue the p/a comments? </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:11pt"><br /></span></p>

Oh man ... according to food.com, their twinkle cake recipe has 996 calories per serving, and 83 grams of fat.

I'll gladly take a 350 calorie, 10 gram of fat Manwich over that.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:46pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Cool, Defend the manwich. Do you eat that then finish it off with some healthier dessert or something?

Did you miss the part about serving with a veggie and/or fruit?

Really, I'd love to see what you think is unhealthy about a Manwich.   Gourmet? No. Foodie? No.   But unhealthy? Nope.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:46pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>I don't know, I jsut figured one of you had the definiton for selective contradictions.. Because it's not in merriam-websters.</blockquote></p><p>Selective contradictions?  I think every single one of us has said that there are times when we go "off plan," and that the reasons for going "off plan" are going to vary.  Some people like Twinkies.  Some like Manwich.  Some like Creme Brulee.  The only thing that's odd here is that someone not liking Twinkies seems to trigger the "OMG! Live A Little!" button on a few folks.</p>

I tried using the facts in a point earlier, it didn't work.  I tried humor this time, maybe that will gain us an answer as to why the great and powerful MANWHICH name has been invoked into another food debate.

<<<<cue smoke and lights>>>>

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:47pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>Contradiction to what, a twinkle cake?  OH no wait....that's okay and even yummy.  What were you saying about contradictions...     &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:11pt"&gt;But really Jambles, I have no idea what you passive aggressively posting about manwhichs, do you wish to share with the group or continue the p/a comments? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:11pt"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Oh man ... according to food.com, their twinkle cake recipe has <strong>996 calories per serving, and 83 grams of fat.</strong></p><p>I'll gladly take a 350 calorie, 10 gram of fat Manwich over that.</p>

So, a Manwich and a piece of Twinkies Cake, and I don't have to eat again all day.  Cool!

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:48pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Wow, Sensitive much? Why is "slaved away all day to impress" in quotation marks? Perhaps your dinner parties are less formal than ones IME then b/c of the outstanding dinner parties I've had the pleasure of attending and hosted there is much effort put into them hence the figure of speech that applies to. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>The phrase was in quotation marks because I was quoting.  That is a proper use of quotation marks, in fact, it is their primary use!<br /><br />"Slaved all day to impress" carries a different connotation than putting "much effort" into a meal.  <br /><br />PS:  "Much effort" was a quotation as well.</p>

Not really, Because when company compliments you on the meal and tells you they're impressed and all a polite reply is thank you than figuring out if the courtesy was genuine or not.  Oh wait, It's apologies you don't think are genuine enough...  Nevermind! 

 

 

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 1:51pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Wow, Sensitive much? Why is "slaved away all day to impress" in quotation marks? Perhaps your dinner parties are less formal than ones IME then b/c of the outstanding dinner parties I've had the pleasure of attending and hosted there is much effort put into them hence the figure of speech that applies to. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The phrase was in quotation marks because I was quoting.  That is a proper use of quotation marks, in fact, it is their primary use!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;<strong>"Slaved all day to impress" carries a different connotation than putting "much effort" into a meal. </strong> &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;PS:  "Much effort" was a quotation as well.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Not really, Because when company compliments you on the meal and tells you they're impressed and all a polite reply is thank you than figuring out if the courtesy was genuine or not.  Oh wait, It's apologies you don't think are genuine enough...  Nevermind! </p>

Hunh?

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