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Re: You need to reprogram your mind :-)
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 9:38:02 AM
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@KB3001: Basically, you need to starve yourself first then prepare the problematic meal and you will erase any past bad memory.

Interesting. I wonder how long I would have to starve myself to wipe my memory clean of the school custard of despair -- I fear it would take a number of sessions.

 

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Re: Green Eggs and Ham
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 9:35:56 AM
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@David: It's never too late to have a happy childhood....

I'm currently enjoying my third childhood :-)

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Re: Custard or Jelly
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 9:34:47 AM
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@David: I'm gonna buy my wife a bottle of ground nutmeg for that very purpose.

Tell her it's her anniversary present :-)

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Re: Not so bad after all
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 9:33:41 AM
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@seaEE: I realized that the doughnut not only had the wonderful lemon, but also the dreaded custard.

Truly the custard of despair.

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Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 9:29:53 AM
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@betajet: The American's wife said "Don't look at me.  He packs his own lunch."

LOL I'll be telling that one myself before the day is out.

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Re: Custard or Jelly
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 9:28:21 AM
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@betajet: My mother used to make wonderful custard.

My mom always amazes me -- my friends say I'm a good cook, but I have a very limited range compared to my mom -- she can do everything "from soup to nuts" as it were, including baking the bread and making her own pastry -- it blows me away.

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Custard slices
David Ashton   6/30/2014 6:50:53 AM
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All this talk of custard brought back another memory.  When I started work as a police radio tech, I got posted to the main Harare radio workshop.  On the first day one of the guys bought custard slices for everyone from a nearby bakery.  These were slices of very flaky pastry with custard in between, toppped off with half a ton of icing sugar.  I thought "This is nice!".  Little did I know it was a fiendish plot.  If you breathed in while biting in to your custard slice, some of the icing sugar went down your throat and provoked a coughing fit.   And fits of laughter from your new "friends"....  Once you learned how to eat them, though, they were very yummy.

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jstabler   6/30/2014 12:07:50 AM
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@Max "Since reading your comment, I think I'll do wihout LOL"

In my opinion, fried green tomatoes, properly prepared, are quite good.  You can get them at several restaurants in Atlanta.  If you loved the film, you can also try them in Juliette, GA where the fiilm was made.  The Whistle Stop Cafe from the movie is still there.  The town looks very much like it did when the move was made.  Juliette is just a little north of Macon, GA and is about an hour's drive from Atlanta.

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You need to reprogram your mind :-)
KB3001   6/29/2014 6:38:25 PM
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I used to hate beans and lentils (pretty much any dish based on them!) because of similar bad childhood memories of such dishes but I have managed to reprogram my mind so to speak with better experiences later on. Basically, you need to starve yourself first then prepare the problematic meal and you will erase any past bad memory :-)

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Green Eggs and Ham
David Ashton   6/29/2014 6:26:58 PM
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And then there is the old Dr Seuss staple, Green Eggs and Ham.  For those who don't know it, it's a kids book in which the main character adamantly refuses the Green Eggs and Ham offered to him by Sam-I-Am right until the end when he agrees to try them for a bit of peace, and finds he likes them.

Say! 
I like green eggs and ham! 
I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am! 

Google it if you've never seen it.  The weird drawings are half the fun.  I saw the book in a department store recently when my wife was looking at wool and she had to drag me away.  It's never too late to have a happy childhood.....

Moral of story - always try everything once!

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