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Entertaining and Hospitality / Re: Help! Gender Reveal Party!
« Last post by kudeebee on Yesterday at 09:12:21 PM »
A friend got a playdough like product that was white.  As she kneaded it, the gender color came out.  It was really cool.

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I'm guilty of this. My ex invited me to dinner which was frozen lasagne and chips. I did ask why he didn't make it himself. He said he didn't know how.

Conversely, when DH and I were dating he invited me to his place for dinner. He cooked from scratch, said he didn't know but wanted to so he could impress me. :)
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All In A Day's Work / Re: An Exit Plan
« Last post by kudeebee on Yesterday at 09:08:51 PM »
I am done teaching in two years.  I was asked if I would want to come back and sub in my school (an alternative high school).  My answer will be "no"--when I am done, I am done! (Even though I know I will miss it for awhile.)
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Life...in general / Re: Don't park in the loading zone!
« Last post by mich3554 on Yesterday at 09:00:50 PM »
If h/c parking is anything like it is on my campus, it is at a premium and you just can't find any.

You might want to find out what the rules are for h/c parking before you start calling the campus security.  It's entirely possible that h/c can park in loading zones if no h/c parking is available, I know at least a couple college campuses where this has been applicable.

I've worked on 5 different college campuses for the last 30 years and over the years have had various h/c placards.  The only thing that all the campuses had was a severe lack of available h/c parking, so I knew (and utilized) every single option that I had at any one time.

ETA:  What rules apply to your city or community generally do NOT apply to college campuses.  They have their own set of rules, so if you want to find out if it is legal for someone with h/c placard to park in loading zones, you need to contact your campus security office.  In fact, the last campus that I worked on didn't recognize a state supplied h/c placard, you also had to have a university one to park in a h/c spot.
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One of my favourite brands is only now purchasable in low fat and lower fat in my supermarket. :(

It's not just sugar and corn syrup,but there's all sorts of thickners they put in to plump up low fat food.
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And people will say "oh, eat healthier" as though that's incredibly obvious. When I think 'eat healthier' I think ok, I'll cut out soda and eat less junk food. Figuring out what makes a healthy balanced meal is not intuitive to me, though. Perpetua's examples with the cornish pasties are good. Often people seem to think anything modern is bad and anything old fashioned is good but that's not always the case either.

And you're right above too, that there are trends in "healthy eating" and it can be hard to keep up with and to sort through the bullpuckey, even if you have the time and resources to follow it.

I remember when fat was considered the nutritional enemy--everything was low-fat, fat free, etc.  Only the flavor difference was usually made up for with sugar or corn syrup.  I remember never really feeling like I'd had enough to eat after a low-fat meal.

And the texture of some of that stuff! All dry and crumbly.
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When you share your recipe just dial back the information.  Instead of '2 prepared/bought pizza crusts' say 'you will need enough pizza crust for 2 pizzas'.  Let others decide how they will make it. Those who want to take shortcuts will come up with it on their own, those who would criticize won't know the difference. 

Btw,  are you sharing this recipe with us?    :D

The only thing about this is that if they make their own crust, it may not turn out/taste the same.  Then they will be wondering if you left out some ingredient.

I like this response:

I'd probably say something like "this works for me, but if you want to try it with dough from scratch, let me know how it turns out!"
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And people will say "oh, eat healthier" as though that's incredibly obvious. When I think 'eat healthier' I think ok, I'll cut out soda and eat less junk food. Figuring out what makes a healthy balanced meal is not intuitive to me, though. Perpetua's examples with the cornish pasties are good. Often people seem to think anything modern is bad and anything old fashioned is good but that's not always the case either.

And you're right above too, that there are trends in "healthy eating" and it can be hard to keep up with and to sort through the bullpuckey, even if you have the time and resources to follow it.

I remember when fat was considered the nutritional enemy--everything was low-fat, fat free, etc.  Only the flavor difference was usually made up for with sugar or corn syrup.  I remember never really feeling like I'd had enough to eat after a low-fat meal.
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Excellent!
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When you share your recipe just dial back the information.  Instead of '2 prepared/bought pizza crusts' say 'you will need enough pizza crust for 2 pizzas'.  Let others decide how they will make it.  Those who want to take shortcuts will come up with it on their own, those who would criticize won't know the difference. 

Btw,  are you sharing this recipe with us?    :D
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