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Old 02-14-2005, 03:10 PM   #11
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take your complements, GB :)

A complement to your friends: if you ask for one of their recipes! I've had friends almost fall over if I ask them for theirs!
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Old 02-14-2005, 03:21 PM   #12
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If Elf ever came to Ca. I would tell her where everything is or we would go to the store and get whatever SHE needed...LOL

I cook very little now due to back and feet problems..we usually catch as catch can and DH says "some of those cans are hard to catch.."
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:03 PM   #13
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All my friends know that it's the best treat in the world if I get a meal cooked for me, and I'm so unfussy that I wouldn't care if it were frozen chicken nuggets and fries. It's definately the thought & the company that counts :)

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Old 02-14-2005, 04:20 PM   #14
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It happens to me, too. I can do no better than to echo Goodweed's comments. I also, like Elf, remind the people that they weren't around for my many flops. :) And of course, as you say, being cooked for is a special gift, as is any gift that contains the personal pawprints of the giver. I know those are the gifts I always remember most.


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Old 02-14-2005, 05:34 PM   #15
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GB all the time when I am invited to friends' homes for dinner. THey all know I cook from scratch all the time, so they apologize that their dinner will not be as good or healthy because they use boxes, cans and such. I always like what I am served and do not complain, they just make a point of calling it to my attention that they buy all prepared stuff. It is annoying, and I am trying to get them to stop apologizing to me. I have said, what you cook and how you fix it is your business, and if I thought I would not have a good meal, I would have turned down the invitation.
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:17 AM   #16
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i'd have to say no. i guess i bs about food and eating so much (and what else ya got :D ) that people seem to like making food for me, not that it happens all that often tho. i guess i seem to really enjoy eating, and i'm easy to please.
whenever friends or family get together, someone always points out something that they made that they really want me to try. i've been lucky so far, everything's been good...
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:26 AM   #17
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If Elf ever came to Ca. I would tell her where everything is or we would go to the store and get whatever SHE needed...LOL

I cook very little now due to back and feet problems..we usually catch as catch can and DH says "some of those cans are hard to catch.."
I'll cook for you and Paul ANYTIME!!!
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:01 AM   #18
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NEW BABY

CONGRADULATIONS ON THE NEW BABY! My own personal opinion is that the most important "feature" of the gathering is the new baby!!! Who cares if the food is not perfect, the point of the gathering is to honor the newborn, not the food!
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:04 AM   #19
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I hear this quite often, but accept the compliment and move on. Most of my friends don't particularly enjoy cookikng but I have enjoyed many good meals in their homes.
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I got a similar type of compliment over the weekend while visiting family. PeppA's aunt come up to see us. She asked PeppA if I did any of "that fancy cooking" at home. I barely heard that, and unfortunately, didn't heat PeppA;s reply.

I was expecting to have to help cook for everyone (at one time there was 16 folks in one house, the baby doesn't count), but only cooked breakfast that last morning we were there. In fact, the time that everybody was over, my sister did a lot of the cooking, my mother had some good heat-and-eat things, and my g'mother brought over some desserts.

I prefer to cook from scratch, but I do use some prepared foods. Heck, with 5 kids to cook for, sometimes even I don't have the time or patience to make everything from scratch! So, prepared foods do have their place.
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