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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8175 on: August 10, 2013, 12:40:29 AM »
One of those "I can't believe these stupid old laws" things - in North Carolina you can't carry a concealed weapon over six feet long.

I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly how you would do that - a really tall guy with a spear down his back, maybe?  (I'm guessing it's meant for "concealed in a vehicle" or the like, but still!)


In martial art there are things like rope darts ( 12-50 ft lengths of rope/leather that have weighted darts or balls on them) whips, chains, and three sectional staffs to name a few that I've trained with.  All can be hidden quite effectively. Also there are canes that extend when a button is pushed, that will extend 6 ft.
 It's not as silly as it seems at first glance.

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« Reply #8176 on: August 11, 2013, 05:18:08 PM »
We don't have pudding in the UK, I'm not sure if we have an equivalent (Angel Delight maybe? UK ehellions any suggestions?)

Recipe as promised, I'm in the UK so I'm not sure all the ingredients will be available in the US

Crust
125g Oreo Biscuits
125g Digestive Biscuits
150g Unsalted Butter (melted)

Filling
3 Mars Bars
230g Cream Cheese
80g Soured Cream
140g Crunchy Peanut Butter
2 Large Eggs

23cm diameter pie dish

Method
Crush the Oreos and digestives together and pour in melted butter.  Press the mixture into the dish and put it in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 160C.
Cut the Mars bars into 5mm pieces and arrange over the base.
Whisk the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, add the soured cream and peanut butter.
Add eggs one at a time.
Spoon over the Mars bars then bake for 35-40 mins.
Leave pie to cool then set in the fridge overnight.

If you want to you can top with crushed peanuts and chocolate ganache.

With that recipe I would definitely just sub out the PB with regular cream cheese.  It looks like it has a lot of sweet and I think the extra cream cheese may tone that down a bit.  Then again, I might toss in a few caramel bits with the plain cream cheese just for the caramel goodness.  ;)

Thanks to everyone for their input.  I ended up adding 20g extra cream cheese and some caramel. Everyone said they liked it and my brother who claims to have lost his sweet tooth had two slices.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8177 on: August 11, 2013, 05:31:55 PM »
One of those "I can't believe these stupid old laws" things - in North Carolina you can't carry a concealed weapon over six feet long.

I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly how you would do that - a really tall guy with a spear down his back, maybe?

Flippant anecdata alert: Not quite that long, but at Nottingham rail station en route to a battle event, I did have a minor set-to with two bored British Transport Police staff who decided to stop and interrogate me at length over the sword hilt sticking out of my rucksack - all the while apparently completely blind to the five-foot gun also slung over my back...

Evidently I can cast +5 concealment over my firearms, but not my blades. ::)

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« Reply #8178 on: August 11, 2013, 11:47:29 PM »
My longbow is 68" long unstrung and I lug it around in a fishing rod case so I guess you could make the argument that it is concealed. The police who pulled me over for an RBT were amused and slightly alarmed.

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« Reply #8179 on: August 12, 2013, 09:14:54 PM »
Are there different kinds of relishes?

The reason I ask is I was in 5 Guys and ordered a hot dog with pickle relish.

Cashier: So you want pickles AND relish?

Me: No, just pickle relish

Cashier: We have both pickles and relish

Me: Just pickle relish, please

Cashier: Pickles AND relish?

Me: *points to the word "relish" on the menu board* Relish, please.




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« Reply #8180 on: August 12, 2013, 09:34:47 PM »
Yes, I think there are different relishes. At a minimum, dill and sweet relish which are both pickle based. But there is also tomatoe relish, corn relish, and pepper relish which are all items I've made.

But I'm thinking they may only have one type of relish, which is pickle. So when you said pickle relish, she wasn't registering that there are other types of relish so assumed a customer would ask for relish OR pickles and your designating pickle relish was throwing her.

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« Reply #8181 on: August 12, 2013, 11:38:19 PM »
Yes, there are different kinds of relishes. If they only have "relish" listed on the menu, then it's pickle relish and there's no need to specify. That's why they only list the one. :)

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« Reply #8182 on: August 13, 2013, 11:37:28 AM »
I've always wondered about something in restaurants.  On tables I see bottles of soy sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, etc.  and it seems this stuff is left out on the tables, unrefrigerated, day in and day out.

How can this stuff go unrefrigerated even for just a day?  Do they dump out all the stuff at night and refill them with fresh stuff in the morning?

I hesitate to use the Sriracha sauce because I imagine it's been sitting out, unrefrigerated for days on end.  Blech!  And the soy sauce?  When was it put out on the table?  Doesn't it ever go bad?

At home, I keep all that kind of stuff refrigerated until it's actually being used.  I don't leave it out overnight, and if it inadvertently gets left out, I throw it away.

Anyone know the scoop on this?

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« Reply #8183 on: August 13, 2013, 11:56:13 AM »
I've always wondered about something in restaurants.  On tables I see bottles of soy sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, etc.  and it seems this stuff is left out on the tables, unrefrigerated, day in and day out.

How can this stuff go unrefrigerated even for just a day?  Do they dump out all the stuff at night and refill them with fresh stuff in the morning?

I hesitate to use the Sriracha sauce because I imagine it's been sitting out, unrefrigerated for days on end.  Blech!  And the soy sauce?  When was it put out on the table?  Doesn't it ever go bad?

At home, I keep all that kind of stuff refrigerated until it's actually being used.  I don't leave it out overnight, and if it inadvertently gets left out, I throw it away.

Anyone know the scoop on this?

A lot of sauces have high sugar and vinegar content, which are both ingredients that bacteria struggle to grow in.

Many places I've been do try and avoid leaving sauces out nowadays, instead only bringing them out if they're requested.

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« Reply #8184 on: August 13, 2013, 12:04:34 PM »
Are there different kinds of relishes?

The reason I ask is I was in 5 Guys and ordered a hot dog with pickle relish.

Cashier: So you want pickles AND relish?

Me: No, just pickle relish

Cashier: We have both pickles and relish

Me: Just pickle relish, please

Cashier: Pickles AND relish?

Me: *points to the word "relish" on the menu board* Relish, please.

This wasn't a relish vs relish situation. They have pickle relish and slices of pickle (aka bread-and-butter pickles.) haven't you ever had pickles on a burger before? They're pretty standard at fast food places
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« Reply #8185 on: August 13, 2013, 12:30:39 PM »
Are there different kinds of relishes?

The reason I ask is I was in 5 Guys and ordered a hot dog with pickle relish.

Cashier: So you want pickles AND relish?

Me: No, just pickle relish

Cashier: We have both pickles and relish

Me: Just pickle relish, please

Cashier: Pickles AND relish?

Me: *points to the word "relish" on the menu board* Relish, please.

This wasn't a relish vs relish situation. They have pickle relish and slices of pickle (aka bread-and-butter pickles.) haven't you ever had pickles on a burger before? They're pretty standard at fast food places

I was ordering a hot dog, and I have only rarely seen pickle slices on hot dogs.  I thought the cashier would know what I meant by "pickle relish".



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« Reply #8186 on: August 13, 2013, 12:38:56 PM »
I've always wondered about something in restaurants.  On tables I see bottles of soy sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, etc.  and it seems this stuff is left out on the tables, unrefrigerated, day in and day out.

How can this stuff go unrefrigerated even for just a day?  Do they dump out all the stuff at night and refill them with fresh stuff in the morning?

I hesitate to use the Sriracha sauce because I imagine it's been sitting out, unrefrigerated for days on end.  Blech!  And the soy sauce?  When was it put out on the table?  Doesn't it ever go bad?

At home, I keep all that kind of stuff refrigerated until it's actually being used.  I don't leave it out overnight, and if it inadvertently gets left out, I throw it away.

Anyone know the scoop on this?

Most sauces don't actually have instructions to refrigerate them and are very stable at room temperature. I suppose it could go bad, but it would take so long that it will have all been used by then anyway. I know ketchup/mustard are usually kept on shelves in a storage area if they're not kept on the table, so if you ask for a bottle it won't have been refrigerated either. I frequently see shelves of the stuff at Olive Garden when I go there.

Are there different kinds of relishes?

The reason I ask is I was in 5 Guys and ordered a hot dog with pickle relish.

Cashier: So you want pickles AND relish?

Me: No, just pickle relish

Cashier: We have both pickles and relish

Me: Just pickle relish, please

Cashier: Pickles AND relish?

Me: *points to the word "relish" on the menu board* Relish, please.

This wasn't a relish vs relish situation. They have pickle relish and slices of pickle (aka bread-and-butter pickles.) haven't you ever had pickles on a burger before? They're pretty standard at fast food places

I was ordering a hot dog, and I have only rarely seen pickle slices on hot dogs.  I thought the cashier would know what I meant by "pickle relish".

It could also be that the person taking your order usually just had people list what they wanted, so he was hearing you list "Pickle, relish" as opposed to the one item.

And as a side note, I love pickles on my hot dogs. I can't stand sweet relish, but love me some dill pickles tucked nicely between the dog and bun. Mmmm....

Dangit, now I'm  hungry and can't get lunch.

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« Reply #8187 on: August 13, 2013, 12:43:15 PM »
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« Reply #8188 on: August 13, 2013, 12:44:53 PM »
Ignore this post. It seems I can't tell the difference between an old bit in the thread and the new page.

Maybe I need more sleep and less time on the internet.
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« Reply #8189 on: August 13, 2013, 01:12:39 PM »
Because of this thread, I really want a hotdog now...