"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #21
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire View Post
My husband and I gave up on buying each other gifts several years ago. We don't have kids. My parents give us a check every year, and we're debating between a computer upgrade (which I suspect will happen anyway) and a Wisconsin/Michigan trip (Michigan will be the last state that I have not set foot in; at least I don't think. Traveled a lot as a kid, so may have been there, but I don't think so). I also got a second pair of LL Bean flannel lined jeans, which I wear a lot since I walk a lot in sub-freezing weather. My sisters sent a box of citrus, which I'm loving.
Claire, may I suggest that you start near St. Joseph Michigan and work your way up the west coast of Michigan maybe stopping in Saugatuck for the galleries, and checking out the lighthouses along the way. Be sure to see petosky at the top of the mitten and then hit the fort at the bridge. there are also lighthouses near there. You might like to try to get to the bridge at night to see it all alight. It's beautiful. And if you happen to end up near Grand Rapids give me a hollar.

Jabbar:
I got a Wii. It's used but that's what my son could afford on his salary. He'll spend the next week while I'm gone removing stuff from it from the previous owner (him) and hooking it up to my tv. I mainly want it to stream Netflix. The other thing I got was a White Christmas in Virginia. Around 3pm it started snowing and hasn't stopped since!

We also do the used thing and love it because we can afford much nicer things than if we were to pay retail. I got a laptop computer and can't wait to get the wireless hooked up so I can really use it. I also got two 1/4 sheet pans that I have been asking for for years. That was the only food related gift I got this year. Usually my whole Christmas is food related.
__________________

__________________
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:02 PM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,170
Lots and lots of music CDs (I gotta have my tunes.), a huge bottle of Shalimar perfume, a small pain di mie pan, a heavy-duty Chicago Metallic three compartment baking pan, a book on a gazillion ways to cut up T-shirts for new looks, a stainless steel shower caddy, and an awesome rain suit to wear when we ride our Harley. The rain suit is beautiful and the pants can double as chaps, which is something I can use as I don't have any chaps. Could've used them last week when we took a chilly ride.

I've already used my pain di mie pan and the bread is fantastic. Baked some yesterday.
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:11 PM   #23
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,894
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveSoMD View Post
YES! I cannot wait to try it out. I'm going to make pizza later this week. I may pull out the Star Trek dishes for the occasion.
You have Star Trek dishes! Ooooh, I want.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:44 PM   #24
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,894
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
"Toblerones! It's impossible to eat a ****** Toblerone without hurting yourself!" ~~ Billy Connely
Ever see him live? I went with Stirling, my current husband, and Emma, my belle-mère (I call her that because that's French for mum-in-law and she is my ex's mum - I didn't divorce her). My ex is Scottish, immigrated to Canada at about age 18. He had almost all of Billy Connolly's albums, so I'm a fan from way back.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #25
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,894
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire View Post
My husband and I gave up on buying each other gifts several years ago. We don't have kids. My parents give us a check every year, and we're debating between a computer upgrade (which I suspect will happen anyway) and a Wisconsin/Michigan trip (Michigan will be the last state that I have not set foot in; at least I don't think. Traveled a lot as a kid, so may have been there, but I don't think so). I also got a second pair of LL Bean flannel lined jeans, which I wear a lot since I walk a lot in sub-freezing weather. My sisters sent a box of citrus, which I'm loving.
Same here, but in our case it is his parents who make an online deposit into our bank account. I don't have my parents any more.

Won't be travelling except to visit his parents when everyone is feeling better.

I'm going to have check out those flannel lined LL Bean Jeans.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 04:57 PM   #26
Senior Cook
 
snickerdoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Quad Cities, Midwest
Posts: 440
I got some cash, a mini-bundt pan, one of those Big Top Cupcake cake mold things, a cupcake cookbook and some pajamas. Me and dh don't buy for each other. The best gift of all was seeing the girls' eyes light up Christmas morning :)
__________________
snickerdoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 05:27 PM   #27
Master Chef
 
msmofet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 8,545
I got a pressure cooker NOW I need to get a clue!! How to use it that is.

I posted an "ISO" thread if anyone has tips please visit the thread and help me find a clue!! LOL

TYIA
__________________
Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain. -Dave Barry
msmofet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 05:33 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
Will do MsM. I have a few clues.
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 07:38 PM   #29
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
You have Star Trek dishes! Ooooh, I want.
They are a replica of the ones used in the dinner with the Klingons in "The Undiscovered Country" and made by Pfaltzgraff.

Here is a link to a picture of them. I also have the chip and dip set.
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 07:50 PM   #30
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
i got to many nice gifts to list. no cooking stuff. got $100.00 card for walmart. already spent it on a nice chair for my computer room. now i can put the dining room chair i have been using back where it belongs.

all my gifts for the great grand babies were a big hit. lilly went straight for her rocking chair. georgia's trike was just the right size. aubrey the four year old was just thrilled with all her Rapunzel bed things i made and bought. had a wonderful christmas.

my best gift was getting better from recent cold related sickies.
__________________

__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.