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Re: MY Mum...
Max The Magnificent   9/24/2014 1:24:42 PM
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@SuperSkeptic: Unfortunately, she often omitted one critical element: turning the burner OFF before the water all boiled away!

Many years ago, I had just started dating someone in England. She had two young daughters who were 7 and 9 at the time. One day I was invited round to supper -- the youngest daughter stuck her head thriough the door and said "we're going to play with the kids next door" -- her mom replied "how will you know when your supper's ready?" and the kid immediately responded "we'll smell it burning" LOL

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MY Mum...
SuperSkeptic   9/24/2014 1:19:16 PM
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...was "barbecuing" vegetables long before the current trend.  She used to put them in a saucepan, add some water, and turn on the burner.  This worked particularly well with cruciferous veggies like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.  Unfortunately, she often omitted one critical element: turning the burner OFF before the water all boiled away!  Being a frugal household, we were expected to consume them regardless.... all the while "enjoying" the aroma concentrated in our small eat-in kitchen.

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Tied at the top!!!!
mhrackin   9/19/2014 11:25:01 AM
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Or were, until this post gets counted.....

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mhrackin   9/19/2014 10:21:52 AM
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I do believe that i copied it from Amazon... so....

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Max The Magnificent   9/19/2014 10:19:04 AM
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@mhrackin: See the resemblance???

I don't know why, but that little figurine makes me happy -- I want one for my desk (it could hang out with my "Big Bang Theory" bobble heads :-)

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Re: Just a few more...
mhrackin   9/19/2014 9:37:09 AM
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See the resemblance???

 

Image result for brussels sprouts

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mhrackin   9/18/2014 2:50:51 PM
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@max: "...Little Green Sprout":

Well, that sounds like a perfect description of the typical Brussels one.... IIRC, his head bore a strong resemblence to one!

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Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 2:48:09 PM
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@mhrackin: ...wasn't the Jolly Green Giant's sidekick a little "kid" vegetable named "Sprout"?

I think his full name was "Little Green Sprout"

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mhrackin   9/18/2014 2:42:39 PM
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Re The Sprout: wasn't the Jolly Green Giant's sidekick a little "kid" vegetable named "Sprout"?  Nobody brought that up on the Sprout blog IIRC!

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Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 1:54:39 PM
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@mhrackin: It may be time to start resuscitating the Mighty Sprout as well.

All Hail The Mighty Sprout!

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