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Anyone done a Canadian Bonfire night???

Old Oct 31st 2009, 5:56 pm
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Don't forget the toasted marshmellows!
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 7:29 pm
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If you can't have fireworks - presumably for safety or fire reasons - just improvise with automatic weapons and tracer bullets. Just like an Afghan wedding.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty View Post
If you can't have fireworks - presumably for safety or fire reasons - just improvise with automatic weapons and tracer bullets. Just like an Afghan wedding.
Just don't fire them straight up. Or near any US air maneuvers.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Muskoka View Post
Don't forget the toasted marshmellows!
What have toasted marshmallows got to do with Bonfire Night?? Maybe it's some swanky southern thing.

You need sausages, baked beans, jacket spuds, thick curried parsnip soup, toffee apples.
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
What have toasted marshmallows got to do with Bonfire Night?? Maybe it's some swanky southern thing.

You need sausages, baked beans, jacket spuds, thick curried parsnip soup, toffee apples.
When did food become associated with bonfire night?

A bonfire and fireworks was all we had.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
When did food become associated with bonfire night?

A bonfire and fireworks was all we had.
I remember eating this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkin_(cake)

on the 5th.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
What have toasted marshmallows got to do with Bonfire Night?? Maybe it's some swanky southern thing.

You need sausages, baked beans, jacket spuds, thick curried parsnip soup, toffee apples.
Nope, we never had marshmallows we were in the south. Not that I'm complaining as I never really cared for them. Actually, thinking about this - I'm with Steve_P, I don't remember having any food either. It was a big fire, some fireworks and sparklers. Pity, quite like the sound of beans and sausages.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
When did food become associated with bonfire night?

A bonfire and fireworks was all we had.
That's cos you lived in a shoebox on Merseyside.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Alan2005 View Post
Nope, we never had marshmallows we were in the south. Not that I'm complaining as I never really cared for them. Actually, thinking about this - I'm with Steve_P, I don't remember having any food either. It was a big fire, some fireworks and sparklers. Pity, quite like the sound of beans and sausages.
The parsnip soup was a later addition. -- I had some posh friends in Hertfordshire.

The potatoes were usually burnt as Dad tried to cook them in the bonfire. There was usually talk of wrapping a hedgehog in mud and cooking it, we never did this thank God.

So all that was left was beans and sausages.

Oh and freezing cold feet from standing around in cold damp grass watching fireworks splutter and die.

Those were the days
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
That's cos you lived in a shoebox on Merseyside.
...a baked bean can surely?
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
That's cos you lived in a shoebox on Merseyside.
I'll have you know we had better than a shoe box.

We had a washing machine box.

We wuz class.
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post
...a baked bean can surely?
No, they wuz too poor for beans. The shoebox was second hand too. Some woman with loads of kids and a huge shoe left it out by the bins.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post

We wuz class.
Unlike, for example, the local football team today.
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged View Post
I remember eating this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkin_(cake)

on the 5th.
of course - very bonfire night - shops still sell parkin at this time of year.

also, pie & peas

might be a yorkshire thing though
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Old Oct 31st 2009, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post
Unlike, for example, the local football team today.
Wow...talk about inconsistent.

I'll stick to iced 'ockey.
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