Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
    • 8,408Posts
    • 28,298Thanks
    fairy lights
    What's irritating you VI
    • #1
    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
    What's irritating you VI 23rd Jun 17 at 7:20 AM
    Haven't even got out of bed yet and I'm irritated.
    -The badly behaved cat peed in the laundry basket so all my summer clothes have had to go back in the wash and I'll have to wear jeans today.
    -I've pulled a muscle in my leg and have to drag it behind me, quasimodo style
    -OH ate all the bread so I can't have toast for breakfast
Page 178
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jan 18, 3:26 PM
    • 8,408 Posts
    • 28,298 Thanks
    fairy lights
    It irritates me when people compare butter and margarine as if they're the same thing. They're not!

    Margarine is bland and spreadable and adds a much needed layer of moisture to a sandwich, while also serving as a greasy tomato juice resistant layer to stop your bread from going soggy before lunchtime. You could use butter but unless it's exactly the right temperature it will either tear the bread or will soak in to it, rendering it useless as a filling-barrier. It also has a much stronger flavour which can prove overpowering.

    Butter (salted of course, only utter degenerates would consider using unsalted, which is basically just fat) is ideal for spreading thickly on toast, crumpets and teacakes. It's thickness gives it the perfect melting point whereas margarine used in these situations would just turn in to an insipid pool. It's salty fattiness contrasted with any type of bread is a timeless classic.

    Margarine and butter can both be used for baking, but lets be honest, you just use whichever one you've got in the fridge when you decide to bake a cake.
    Some people think margarine is bad for you because of added ingredients and preservatives and whatnot, but unless you're eating it out of the tub with a spoon I doubt it's going to have any major impact on your lifespan.
    Both can be spread on malt loaf or melted on to a jacket potato, don't ask me why, it's a scientific fact and Steven Hawking probably knows but he's not going to tell you.
    • Stuffed Turkey
    • By Stuffed Turkey 12th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
    • 1,243 Posts
    • 1,293 Thanks
    Stuffed Turkey
    Another day of computer woes.

    Windows keeps finding old updates.

    I keep trying to install them.

    The computer keeps suffering 'fatal error' and fails to restart.

    I keep doing 'system restore'.

    AAAAARRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 12th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
    • 10,571 Posts
    • 23,643 Thanks
    Tarry
    What Grammage Tarry I buy the big one at Asda when they are on offer
    Originally posted by colinw
    The smaller one? Think it's 250g of top of my head?
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 12th Jan 18, 4:55 PM
    • 4,323 Posts
    • 9,092 Thanks
    minimad1970
    Glad to see you back on form fairy lights
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 6:01 PM
    • 32,336 Posts
    • 119,139 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Glad to see you back on form fairy lights
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    Hear! Hear!



    (Speaking as an utter degenerate! )
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Jan 18, 6:09 PM
    • 7,042 Posts
    • 8,325 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Hear! Hear!

    ...
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Pardon?
    Sleazy
    Last Of The Lounge Lizards
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 6:15 PM
    • 32,336 Posts
    • 119,139 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Pardon?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Granted.




    .
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 12th Jan 18, 6:24 PM
    • 27,018 Posts
    • 14,804 Thanks
    donnajunkie
    Spreadables are not butter

    Butter is sold in block and has two ingredients, milk and salt. Spreadables have oils and emulsifiers and all sorts added
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Yes I know and because it's not spreadable we won't buy it.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 12th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
    • 2,483 Posts
    • 3,128 Thanks
    ceredigion
    Yes I know and because it's not spreadable we won't buy it.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    That is what microwaves are for
    • colinw
    • By colinw 12th Jan 18, 6:29 PM
    • 51,600 Posts
    • 140,674 Thanks
    colinw
    I mostly put Lurpak from the fridge on hot stuff so spreading is not a problem but it can be tricky on dry bread
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 12th Jan 18, 6:30 PM
    • 27,018 Posts
    • 14,804 Thanks
    donnajunkie
    That is what microwaves are for
    Originally posted by ceredigion
    Quite happy with flora that you don't need to microwave.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Jan 18, 6:32 PM
    • 7,042 Posts
    • 8,325 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Pardon?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Granted.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You make me smile (in a nice way) sometimes ....
    And you've reminded me that I should apologise to somebody. How to do it is the question though .....
    Sleazy
    Last Of The Lounge Lizards
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 6:35 PM
    • 32,336 Posts
    • 119,139 Thanks
    Pyxis
    I posted on a thread with a poll, so it comes up in my user CP as a subscribed-to thread.

    The trouble is, every time someone votes in the poll, the thread comes up on my subscribed list as thought there's a new post.

    This keeps happening, and I go to the thread only to find there isn't a new post. Grrrrrrr!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 12th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
    • 10,571 Posts
    • 23,643 Thanks
    Tarry
    I use countrylife....
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 7:37 PM
    • 32,336 Posts
    • 119,139 Thanks
    Pyxis
    I use countrylife....
    Originally posted by Tarry
    ........you'll never put a better bit of butter on your knife!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 12th Jan 18, 7:45 PM
    • 11,841 Posts
    • 15,658 Thanks
    MothballsWallet
    Although Country Life did start having John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) in their adverts more recently.

    Never thought I'd see the day that Lydon went commercial
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    Married to an immigrant.

    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Jan 18, 7:56 AM
    • 7,487 Posts
    • 13,780 Thanks
    ScarletMarble
    Yesterday I saw two shops still with Christmas decorations and trees in their windows
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jan 18, 8:30 AM
    • 32,336 Posts
    • 119,139 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Yesterday I saw two shops still with Christmas decorations and trees in their windows
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    It amazes (and irritates) me how long Councils leave the street lights up for.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Jan 18, 9:54 AM
    • 7,487 Posts
    • 13,780 Thanks
    ScarletMarble
    It amazes (and irritates) me how long Councils leave the street lights up for.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I remember in Leeds one year - they were still up on Match 10th.

    The shops in question are still open and saw staff in there. I was so tempted in asking why they still got them up.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
    • 10,340 Posts
    • 26,423 Thanks
    suki1964
    I mostly put Lurpak from the fridge on hot stuff so spreading is not a problem but it can be tricky on dry bread
    Originally posted by colinw
    British butter, £1.27 1/2 pound in lidls, which strangely enough is cheaper then the pound packs which are £2.68
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,246Posts Today

9,731Users online

Martin's Twitter