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Mental Magpie

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8730 on: November 23, 2013, 07:07:56 PM »
I just made some pumpkin rolls and would like to freeze one until Thanksgiving. Is there anything I need to do to freeze it other than put it in the freezer? What about thawing it?

Depends on what you mean by pumpkin rolls .... is there some sort of filling that might not freeze very well?

The filling is cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and confectioners sugar.  Here is a similar ingredient list to the one I used:

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup flour

Filling
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

These freeze beautifully. I make dozens every year for Christmas presents. First wrap in plastic wrap, then heavy-duty foil. To thaw, put them in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours, depending on size. I wait until after they are thawed to sprinkle on the powdered sugar.

Awesome!  Thank you!  I'll get to putting it in the freezer right away!

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8731 on: November 24, 2013, 03:21:00 PM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.

For some reason, my first mental picture of a vaccination not "taking" is that you're superman and your skin cannot be pierced by trifles such as mere needles. I'm just going to assume that this is the case, if that's okay.

Oh, crap.  My cover's blown.

Maude

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8732 on: November 24, 2013, 09:44:54 PM »

OK, new stupid question:  Of these marks <  >  which is 'more than' and which is 'less  than'?




The BIG number at the BIG end.  e g 8>5.

Xandraea

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8733 on: November 24, 2013, 11:24:03 PM »

OK, new stupid question:  Of these marks <  >  which is 'more than' and which is 'less  than'?




The BIG number at the BIG end.  e g 8>5.

I think that 8>5 = 8 is greater than 5, and 5<8 = 5 is less than 8.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8734 on: November 24, 2013, 11:25:29 PM »
I was taught that "the mouth wants to eat the bigger number "- and that visual stuck :)
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Virg

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8735 on: November 25, 2013, 12:11:55 AM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8736 on: November 25, 2013, 06:02:40 AM »
I always remember that < looks a bit like an  'L', i.e. less than. Only thing that stuck!

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8737 on: November 25, 2013, 06:06:16 AM »
< and >
The little end is on the little number. 

marcel

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8738 on: November 25, 2013, 07:34:58 AM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

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to me actualy the sign is a mnemonic, so I am surprisded that people need another one.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8739 on: November 25, 2013, 07:38:44 AM »
I learned to read music fairly young, so when we started learning < > in school, they just looked like the symbols for crescendo (quieter, smaller sound increasing to louder, bigger sound) and decrescendo. Made it easy for me!
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8740 on: November 25, 2013, 07:57:45 AM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

Virg
to me actualy the sign is a mnemonic, so I am surprisded that people need another one.
Me too. I wonder if because it was presented to us that way.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8741 on: November 25, 2013, 10:47:41 AM »
How long do the sealed packets of ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise last?  The ones given out in fast food restaurants. 

I put my surplus in the fridge and just noticed none of them have an expiration date.

Luci

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8742 on: November 25, 2013, 11:03:27 AM »
They probably last nearly forever, but I throw them out at the end of each camping season and start over.  I keep them in a bag in the fridge to grab when we pack for a trip.

By the way, I am very, very careful not to take more than I think I need and still end up with way too many!

EmmaJ.

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« Reply #8743 on: November 25, 2013, 11:51:30 AM »
They probably last nearly forever, but I throw them out at the end of each camping season and start over.  I keep them in a bag in the fridge to grab when we pack for a trip.

By the way, I am very, very careful not to take more than I think I need and still end up with way too many!

I don't use them at all which is why I have a surplus.  The fast food employees throw in a handful of them, even if I say "no condiments".  I put them in the fridge at work which is why I am worrying about it - what if they go bad and I make my co-workers sick?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8744 on: November 25, 2013, 11:54:40 AM »
Ketchup and mustard should be good for years as long as the package isn't damaged.  Mayonnaise is the one I'd be concerned about and I'd probably try to pitch those every 6 months or so.

Maybe you could collect some in your own fridge at home and when you get a stash, pitch what's in the work fridge and replace it with your stash?
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