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  • System
    System Posts: 178,092 Community Admin
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    Yes please 160 :)
  • cathy_3
    cathy_3 Posts: 1,500 Forumite
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    ;D

    that would be good,

    cos I was thinking as well as "wheres the blancmange??" what happened to home made rice pudding?? cant get easier than that Or cheaper?
  • cathy_3
    cathy_3 Posts: 1,500 Forumite
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    My mum was telling me that her dad father of 8 aquired a cobblers last, and used to mend everyone in the familys shoes on it, especially through the depression,

    he would take great care that no nails or tacks were sticking up into the shoes of the kids,

    but if my nan had been particularly naggy or tough on him recently, hed always leave the odd nail sticking through for her !!

    ;D ;D ;D ;D
  • 16011996
    16011996 Posts: 8,313 Forumite
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    judi/cathy, soon as i get it and have a read i'll post a few. true, i haven't had home made rice pud since i was a girl, drooling now.
  • heldaz
    heldaz Posts: 192 Forumite
    why was food back then so much better than it is now?

    Or does it just seem to be?

    I remember learning to cook/bake with my nan in her very small kitchen, the food that came out of that room was out of this world :)
    I never knew saving money was so much fun :o)
  • cathy_3
    cathy_3 Posts: 1,500 Forumite
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    my nan had a tiny kitchen consisting of a belfast sink and wooden drainer under the window

    a gas cooker on 4 legs that came out of the ark (grey and black speckly one)

    a table and some shelves

    the food that she made was also out of this world, tasty nutritious and smelled divine

    funny how my dead expensive kitchen cant produce the same smells and dinners isnt it

    do you think I should contact the manufacturers??? ;D
  • trafalgar_2
    trafalgar_2 Posts: 22,309 Forumite
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    Nah, you should go cook in the museum of welsh life................you nans cooker is there ;D ;D
  • cathy_3
    cathy_3 Posts: 1,500 Forumite
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    talking of rice pud
    my old fart is exellent round the house but not where cooking is concerened
    I was away recently and rang him, "what have you had to eat?" I asked

    "nothing yet" he replied (hes one of these who eats to live and only when hungry and then under duress)


    I had a brainwave " make a rice pud you like that"

    "HOW" he asked

    so I said

    palmful of rice into the dish
    palmful of sugar

    pint of milk

    put it in the oven for about 2 hours


    so 11 hours later that night I rang

    "how was your rice pud?"

    he sighed deeply " well, ive been drooling all day waiting for it, Its still in the oven, but it still hasnt risen "


    ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
  • 16011996
    16011996 Posts: 8,313 Forumite
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    Got the book of recipies earlier today so will have a good read tonight and post some hopefully tomorrow, although first one I looked at was for roadkill rabbit, so bit wary now. :o
  • System
    System Posts: 178,092 Community Admin
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    although first one I looked at was for roadkill rabbit, so bit wary now.
    :-X
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