Taco Tuesday

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 10:26am

1. What kind of "junk" food do you keep in your house at all times (for either you, your so, kids or guests)?

2. If applicable, do you still have your wedding dress? Where do you store it?

3. What color scheme is your master bedroom?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:11am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
They both have calories, you realize, right? Lolol

Of course they both have calories-- the homemade version often has even more than the boxed mix variety.  But why eat a treat that doesn't taste good?  That is a waste of calories to me, too.

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:17am

Any type of treat like that is going to be not that good for you anyway. Seems people on this board try and make everyone believe they all eat so healthy (as well as their family). I don't find the need to lie as you always get caught Wink

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:25am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
Any type of treat like that is going to be not that good for you anyway. Seems people on this board try and make everyone believe they all eat so healthy (as well as their family). I don't find the need to lie as you always get caught

Of course cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies are not healthy.  Did anyone say otherwise?

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Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:27am

Yes, any kind of cake, pie, brownie that you eat is going to have very little nutritional value and lots of sugar and fat.  We all acknowledge that.  The only reason to eat them is because they taste good.  If they do not taste good, they are not worth the calories.

i've never seen anyone on this board claim she or her family only eats healthy food and never eats junk.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:30am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;We like certain different types of cakes too. Some things I would rather be able to just put together last minute if needed.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>No one at our house cares for boxed mix baked goods and I would not serve them to guests!</p>

I do buy box mixes from Traders Joe's now and again, they have a pumpkin bread one around Thanksgiving that is really good.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:31am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">No one at our house cares for boxed mix baked goods and I would not serve them to guests!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span><span>To each his own. Differences are beautiful (stole that from your pal PKA<img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" />)</span></span></strong></span></p>

Na, actually that was from your pal Jams. 

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:32am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;No one at our house cares for boxed mix baked goods and I would not serve them to guests!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:small"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span&gt;To each his own. Differences are beautiful (stole that from your pal PKA&lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /&gt;)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Actually, I think that credit for the "differences are beautiful" line should originate with Jamblessed.  If I recall correctly, it was some kind of motto at one of the schools her kids attended.</p>

Yes, that would be correct...it has lasted longer with me than Jams, lol.

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:33am

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Puzzled by that one, too.  We always have eggs, oatmeal, peanut butter powder, butter, flour, sugar, podered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, you know, the stuff you need to make cakes or cookies, if I decided I wanted to make cakes or cookies.   Usually have coconut flakes and nuts in the pantry, too.   So I guess that while we do not store junk food in the house, we do store junk food paraphenelia.</blockquote></p><p>Same here.  I do use cake mixes occasionally, but I've never seen the point of a cookie mix-- they don't really have that many ingredients and take very little time to put together.  Growing up, my mom always made brownies from a mix, but a few years ago, I realized they are super simple to make from scratch and I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand.  I'm still looking for good cake recipes, but no one here actually likes cake all that much, so I don't have much opportunity to practice.  I make awesome pies from scratch though.  I even usually have fruit in the freezer that I can use to make a pie at the last minute in winter.  I made last minute caramel pecan cinnamon rolls this weekend all with ingredients I had on hand.</p>

I don't get the point of pancake mixes, they are super easy to make from scratch and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:35am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>I tried those cookie mixes before. They look like cookies, they smell like cookies, which is why their lack of cookie goodness in the taste department is so concerning. Same thing with the pre-made refrigerator dough. I've bought/made both, but after making my own vanilla and switching to real butter and quality chocolate, there's no turning this baker back to Betty Crocker.</p><p>Glad everyone I know likes both and have never heard any complaints if it was boxed mix or homemade. Most people are not picky, especially if someone else is making it. Lol.<span> </span></p>

I admit, my family is a bit picky...not in the not eating a lot of foods picky type way, but a quality type of way.  I keep telling my older son, he has a rude awakening in college when it comes to food, lol.

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 01-29-2014 - 9:37am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt; Measuring individual ingredients is way more fun for them than dumping a package.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Yeah little kids like that. Teens just want something now lol.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>DD1's favorite cookie is a fudge stripe kind from the cookie aisle, keebler makes them.  Those don't last a day when I buy them.   </p>

My love the peanut butter blossoms I make every Christmas, you know the ones with the kiss on top?  They don't last long in our house.  The only box cookies that go fast around here are Girl Scout Cookies and I think that's because there are only like 4 in a box, lol.

PumpkinAngel

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