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betajet
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betajet   6/29/2014 3:17:28 PM
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My mother used to make wonderful custard.  It's hard to do custard well -- you have get the proportions right or else it's all runny and awful, and you have to know how to test when it's done.  She also knew how much nutmeg to sprinkle on top, so that the skin is nice and tasty.

We ate a lot of custard because she typically made it whenever we had baked potatoes, since they required the same oven temperature.

She also made wonderful chocolate pudding from scratch using Droste cocoa.  Very different from Jello pudding, to be sure.

Mother is still with us, but is no longer able to cook.

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Max The Magnificent   6/29/2014 2:32:29 PM
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@David: When my wife makes custard, I always grab the skin - I love it.

You are a strange and twisted man LOL

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David Ashton   6/29/2014 2:58:28 AM
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Now there's a  thing.  When my wife makes custard, I always grab the skin - I love it.  But then everyone say's I'm just weird..... :-)

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David Ashton   6/28/2014 7:24:27 PM
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When I was at Telecomms college, back in the mists of time in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) I lived in a police hostel (I was a conscripted trainee police radio tech at the time),  The canteen there gave us a packed lunch which consisted of 3 sandwiches.  Two of these were inevitably polony - which was a large sausage-type thing made of some kind of meat, by a process I dare not even guess at.  So I grew to loathe polony.  We'd complain occasionally and we'd get wonderful sanwiches for a week - cheese and tomato, beef and mustard and sometimes even ham.  Then it would revert to the two polony and something else regime.

So we used to throw the polony ones away.  We had a guy in our class on whom we played a great practical joke during our training on teleprinters.  He used some of our retrieved polony sandwiches as his revenge - you can read more here:

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1284862

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zeeglen   6/28/2014 5:28:58 PM
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@betajet - have to wonder if the little girl in the 1928 cartoon had any inspiration for the 1936 Shirley Temple skit called "You gotta eat your spinach baby", it's on Youtube.

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DrQuine   6/28/2014 1:51:54 PM
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That chocolate eclair story is wonderful illustration of the value of the experimental method (taste before deciding). By the way, as fried foods go, fried green tomatoes are pretty good. [On the other hand, I spent an entire afternoon in grade school detention for refusing to eat my tapioca.] A year later I witnessed the first effective student protest (around 1962) when some kids who disliked the vanilla pudding climbed up onto the balcony above the food serving area and sprinked staples into the serving containers. Since the school couldn't be sure there were no residual staples in the pudding, it was pitched out and the students were spared.  From then on, the vanilla pudding was known as staple pudding.

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Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:32:44 PM
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@rcurl: ...before I actually had a clue as to what they were...

Your tale of woe brought tears to my eyes ... I cannot imagine the pain you felt watching your parents and brother scarfing down those yummy-scrummy, cream-filled delights. I will make sure to have some on hand the next time you come to visit my office.

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Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:29:45 PM
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@zeeglen: The most pukingly putrid dish ever.

I loved the film.

Since seeing the film, I always wanted to try them.

Since reading your comment, I think I'll do wihout LOL

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Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:27:54 PM
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@betajet: ...I don't want to go into details this early in the morning...

I hope I didn't set your day off to a bad start

Love the cartoon :-)

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Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:25:56 PM
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@antedeluvian: ...in my formative years the institutional varieties always had a skin on them...

How many innocent young lives have been ruined in thsi way? Oh, the humanity!

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