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Old Dec 22nd 2016, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by livinginnyc View Post
Yule cake is Yule Cake, as long as it's got no GMO's I'll happily take if off your hands. I'm not picky (aside from GMO).
Unfortunately it's still back in the UK, no Tesco stateside.
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Funny I was just last night watching how they made yule logs and mince pies at Mr Kipling's factory, somewhere near Sheffield. They literally made them by the million. Just take one look at the ingredients on all these processed foods. I think I'll stick to homemade.
From what I'm getting from my English relatives, they are going more and more to heat it up ready made food.
Pre made roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.
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Funny I was just last night watching how they made yule logs and mince pies at Mr Kipling's factory, somewhere near Sheffield. They literally made them by the million. Just take one look at the ingredients on all these processed foods. I think I'll stick to homemade.
From what I'm getting from my English relatives, they are going more and more to heat it up ready made food.
Pre made roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.
Aunt Bessie killed the Yorkshire pudding. It's not even that hard to make. Same with the roast potatoes. Bejams/Iceland is the heat up ready meal favourite place.
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
Aunt Bessie killed the Yorkshire pudding. It's not even that hard to make. Same with the roast potatoes. Bejams/Iceland is the heat up ready meal favourite place.
When I was last in the UK, my sister in law had several bottles of milk in her cupboard, the milk apparently doesn't need refrigerating and won't go sour. Tasted awful.
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Originally Posted by johnwoo View Post
When I was last in the UK, my sister in law had several bottles of milk in her cupboard, the milk apparently doesn't need refrigerating and won't go sour. Tasted awful.
That's called UHT milk, most people don't use that milk except in emergencies or camping. The full fat version tastes fine.

You can buy it in the US but it's more difficult to find. We have some for our GTFO pack.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I would gladly do your list of chores if I didn't have one of my own that stretched to inside the orbit of Venus.

Working this close to Christmas sucks goat balls. Everyone has shut down mentally and nothing productive gets done. I'm not even sure if we'll get out early tomorrow, since it's only Christmas Eve Eve, so I may have to abuse my salary privileges if it gets to it.

5pm at the shops is bad enough at a normal time of the year but at least you're not going to be there on Christmas Eve. I've done the emergency last-minute food run on the way home from work on the 24th in years past and it is utter Bedlam.
I should have been able to leave early today but I let my young guy analyst leave so he could meet his girlfriend at the airport. Young love!

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It will be better than on Christmas Eve or tomorrow.
It was bedlam! It was raining and parking was horrendous. It took me much longer than I thought and then just to finish my day there was a train backed up blocking the crossing so it took me an extra 40 minutes to get home.

But...work is over until Wednesday and now I can enjoy my sausage rolls and start wrapping and cleaning and baking!

MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!!!!
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If you don't want that I'll gladly take it off your hands
You can't be that desperate.
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I should have been able to leave early today but I let my young guy analyst leave so he could meet his girlfriend at the airport. Young love!



It was bedlam! It was raining and parking was horrendous. It took me much longer than I thought and then just to finish my day there was a train backed up blocking the crossing so it took me an extra 40 minutes to get home.

But...work is over until Wednesday and now I can enjoy my sausage rolls and start wrapping and cleaning and baking!

MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! On to the good stuff. You have to make this a very Merry Christmas for your Elf in the Crib, SM.

Sis in Florida is desperate for rain. Push them clouds out over the Gulf and to Florida for her.
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! On to the good stuff. You have to make this a very Merry Christmas for your Elf in the Crib, SM.

Sis in Florida is desperate for rain. Push them clouds out over the Gulf and to Florida for her.
The little Elf is going to be so spoiled. I can't wait

Our rain is the fine misty kind. It has been constant all day. I'll try to send it your sister's way
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I should have been able to leave early today but I let my young guy analyst leave so he could meet his girlfriend at the airport. Young love!
See, now that was your first mistake. Never give up an early departure from work under any circumstances, except possibly some kind of cash incentive.

Now, what have you learned ...
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
That's called UHT milk, most people don't use that milk except in emergencies or camping.
Could be Soy or Almond milk too, That stuff doesn't need a fridge either

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You can't be that desperate.
I takes what I can takes.

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But...work is over until Wednesday and now I can enjoy send my sausage rolls to LivingInNyc and start wrapping and cleaning and baking!
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See, now that was your first mistake. Never give up an early departure from work under any circumstances, except possibly some kind of cash incentive.

Now, what have you learned ...
Oh it wasn't done without me gaining from it. He has to work over the NY weekend and I get off 4 days again next weekend.


I have had to be really careful all year not being able to take more than 2 or 3 days off consecutively because neither of my 2 analysts were experienced or certified to run the Lab by themselves. Now it is all changing. Starting January 13th they will both have a years Lab experience, both are certified and both of them now have 4 hours of microbiology added on their transcripts. Finally I can make the most of my exempt position and take more time off.
I am so ready for this to happen.
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Ended up with a grill as a complete surprise. Happy days!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Originally Posted by livinginnyc View Post
Yule cake is Yule Cake, as long as it's got no GMO's I'll happily take if off your hands. ....
You'll have to be quick to get in ahead of Nutek!
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Ended up with a grill as a complete surprise. Happy days!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Merry Christmas indeed!

We're waiting until after dinner to open the prezzies.

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We're waiting until after dinner to open the prezzies.

That is so unchristmassy. You make the kidlet wait to open her prezzies? Buh Humbug! Unless dinner is served at 8 a.m. :-)
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