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VorFemme

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #765 on: March 24, 2013, 08:32:15 PM »
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #766 on: March 26, 2013, 10:04:50 PM »
Cornbread mix WILL go bad if kept long enough past the expiration date  - just over two years will do it.  You can tell because there will be little odd colors "dots" in it that may or may not move. If you see there dos, you should not taste to see is everything is ok - it's not. You will get sick.

The same with Durkees French fried onions. Rancid oil will taste nasty and you will wnd up at the grocery store 5 minutes before it closes on thanksgiving afternoon while apologizing to your MIL

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #767 on: March 30, 2013, 02:41:19 PM »
I just boiled 1 & 1/2 doz. eggs for easter egg coloring.

After they were done boiling, I brought them to the sink, ran cold water on them and gave the pot a couple of flips to toss the eggs so that the shells crack, making them easier to peel. Just like I always do when making deviled eggs.



Oh. Yeah.

I'm making easter eggs.

Not deviled eggs.

You don't peel easter eggs before coloring. Duh.



I guess I'm making deviled eggs after all. :P

Fortunately I had another dozen eggs, but still ::)

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #768 on: March 30, 2013, 02:52:40 PM »
Jpcher, I've done that not once, not twice, but just about everytime I've ever made Easter eggs.

For fun deviled eggs, you can go ahead and cut the eggs in half and pop out the yolks.  Rinse any extra yolk off and dye them along with the rest.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #769 on: March 30, 2013, 03:08:44 PM »
You can also leave them cracked and dye them anyway.  It makes a neat spider pattern on the eggs once you do peel them.  While I've made the same mistake dozens of times, I actually do it on purpose on Halloween.  I crack them so there's a good pattern all around, then soak them in red food coloring.  When I make deviled eggs out of them, I decorate them to look like eyeballs, and the red dye takes on a great blood shot eye pattern.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #770 on: March 30, 2013, 04:40:19 PM »
Thank you both, Dazi and mmswm!

Now that you mentioned it, I remember a thread in "entertainment and hospitality" where someone posted easter deviled eggs and they did just what you mentioned, Dazi!

I'll have to do that! ;D


Red food coloring and deviled egg eyes? How cool is that?



What a way to save a disastrous mistake!  ;D

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #771 on: March 30, 2013, 05:41:02 PM »
TMI warning!

This was a few years ago, but I always wondered if anyone else has ever done this. I was having a very long day and it was also that time of the month. I went to the bathroom to change my tampon and as I removed it, I felt like something was still there. Apparently, sometime earlier in the day, I had put a new one in without taking the old one out. :o

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #772 on: March 30, 2013, 08:43:21 PM »
TMI! TMI!

I can top that one, Faerydust. Not by me, thank goodness, but I had a co-worker about three years ago who was complaining of pain in that area. Finally, she went to the doctor where it was discovered that she had a tampon in she had forgotten about. (That's why she had trouble getting a new one in.) The old one had been there for .... four months!

I nearly fainted out of ickiness when she told me that. How does anyone not know that??? (And please, if you know the answer don't tell me. I had forgotten about this until Faerydust posted her story.)
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #773 on: March 30, 2013, 08:46:06 PM »
I am really really glad I was done eating, you two!

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #774 on: March 31, 2013, 07:54:38 AM »
 :o It's a wonder she didn't get really sick!

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #775 on: March 31, 2013, 09:18:54 AM »
Pelvic inflammatory disease.                            http://www.womensweb.ca/health/repro/std/pid.php

There were many, many warnings about this several years ago. It was one of those news stories that hit every newscast for about three days then is forgotten. After that, I noticed warnings on the product instructions to be sure to remove the final tampon.

I had no idea it could have any cause other than forgotten tampons or might be considered an STD until I read this article and a few others that I ran into looking for this one.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #776 on: March 31, 2013, 10:24:03 AM »
I had a roommate tell me a similar story about a, um, partially lost personal hygiene article, but I'm pretty sure that one belongs in the gross-out thread.


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« Reply #777 on: March 31, 2013, 11:01:25 AM »
I won't tell on me, even if I've done some pretty stupid things, but a few things I like to hold above my SO's head, otherwise he start thinking he's never done anything stupid (and gets a bit arrogant when I do stupid things).

Don't start a drip coffee machine without checking the pot is actually under, and leave the kitchen. For his defense he doesn't use a drip machine and he hadn't had his coffee yet...
Don't play with the concert leaflet and set it up on the table, without noticing there's a tealight candle under.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #778 on: March 31, 2013, 03:22:44 PM »
To myself:

When you go to church, silence your phone, please. That alarm for you to be at church going off in the middle of the reading (special service and my phone was set for service at the normal time) will be really, really embarrassing and make you want to sink into the choir loft.  :-[
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #779 on: March 31, 2013, 03:54:32 PM »
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It's a wonder she didn't get really sick!

Actually, she did. That's how it was found, a visit to a specialist who was worried she might have tumor due to the pain. They were planning surgery.