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I am, in no way, defending parents that let their kids behave badly in public but part of the issue is our society but it's become hard to discipline kids outside of the privacy of your own home.  It seems like anymore if you yank your kids by the arm, yell at them, or, god forbid, give them a whollup on the butt you have to worry about who is calling child protective services. I'm not talking about beating your kids or abusing them.  I'm talking about the standard...
I am really divided on this issue.  On the one hand I say "get a babysitter" or go to some place that is, at least, somewhat child friendly.  I know that isn't always a solution but sometimes I think that parents, today, feel that they are entitled to subject everyone to their kids.  You see them at find dining restaurants, bars, etc.  When my daughter was younger, our rule was she didn't go to any place that did not have a children's menu available.  Sorry, but part of me...
 In general, I agree with what you are saying.  Certainly people who take chili seriously have their "best" recipes and are pretty bull headed about things, but I also think there is plenty of room for asking advice on chili and ingredients.  In this case a discussion of beer in chili.  It can be a great addition to chili, if you like that sort of thing but you have to be careful about its use or it can go from a great addition to making your chili horrible.  Using too...
I agree with Mary; too much beer is not a good thing.  For anything less than 1 1/2-2 gallons I don't use more than 1 bottle.  Definitely stay away from IPAs as Mary said, but I do often use Stouts in my chili, or maltier brown ales, for the added sweetness.  When it comes to chili I also usually stay away from the standard "American" lagers.  For me, they just don't have enough flavor to stand up.
Sally, To really help you out we need to know a little more about what his likes and dislikes are.  You say that he only eats the ingredients he already knows, but if we aren't familiar with those it makes it kind of tough to make suggestions?  Does he like seafood?  Is he a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy?  Does he like vegetables?  What is the venue for this meal?  In the USA Father's Day is traditionally a day for cooking on the grill and eating outside.  Will the meal...
 Each has it's own uses.  For most deli meat sandwiches I prefer MW, but for most salad type applications (potato, pasta, etc.) I prefer mayo.  When it comes to sandwiches beyond deli meats, it really depends on what is in the sandwich.
For mayo, it's Hellman's all the way, but I have to admit, when it comes to many sandwich applications, and a few other uses as well, I often reach for Miracle Whip.  I do make homemade, occasionally.  Not sure why I don't make it more often as it is really simple to make.
I hate to admit it but I am a huge fan of the "Copper Coins" salad that uses canned tomato soup.
All great ways to cook carrots!!!  Another way that I really like is to, simply, boil them with various other root vegetables, drain off the water, coarsely mash them and season with lots of butter, salt and pepper.
Phatch, I have owned a Kindle for quite a few years now and absolutely love it, but I'm still on the fence about purchasing e-cookbooks.  First of all, because I don't have a tablet and secondly, I am concerned about electronics, like that, in the kitchen.  Seems like an accident waiting to happen.  You would obviously disagree with me.  I'd love to hear your take on e-readers and tablets in the kitchen.
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