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post #1 of 10
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Tomorrow is the Birthday of the Landlord of the pub where I drink. He really loves to come into the cafe and have breakfast but nowadays doesn't get time in the mornings. So tomorrow I have decided to cook him up a full English breakfast with tea and a mini birthday cake and to deliver it to the Pub - I think he will really enjoy that. Anyone done anything unusual with foodie presents?
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang
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What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang
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post #2 of 10
aprox 15 years ago I treated a friend to a pedicure then met her at the salon with Champagne, sassion, cheese and crackers.
It was a different world back then, when I was a lady that "lunched" and played weekly mah jong. She had never had anyone treat her special....her husband was pretty jerky.

food gifts, jams....I'll not sell my jam....it is a labor of love and priceless, so it's given as such.
last party I recieved 10# of Mich dried cherries as a tip.....wonderful.....way better than money.

oh, let's see.....I gave a friend that turned 50, who is president of a non-profit food for her "benefit" party at greatly reduced price then instead of having them pick it up, did the whole table with my supplies/equipment. I believe in the cause and value her friendship.....she has sent good business my way. I've really gotten away from doing anything like this, but......
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post #3 of 10
I have given home-made gift certificates for the preparation of a meal, a batch of appetizers, cookies, etc.
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post #4 of 10
After a major op a few years ago that wiped me out, my bestest friend treated me to a facial, Then a fish and chip lunch. I was so happy that she cared so much and the fish & chips were the best ever.
I tend to make cakes for folk i care about. I used to do it for a living. If Its a wedding/ birthday i make it my present.
When my neighbour was sick and couldnt cook, I filled his freezer with meals.
It's easy to give and so appreciated
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post #5 of 10
Christmas every year for the last 3 years, my family and I make numerous meals, pack them in freezer/microwave ware and give them to elderly neighbors. Each has the directions printed on the top in larger print so they can simply heat and eat.

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post #6 of 10
I like to give chutneys and pickles to friends and family at harvest time - none of them take the time to make them at home, so its a novelty and a treat for them (I hope). Gives one a warm fuzzy feeling.....
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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post #7 of 10
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Hey bughut - I do spicy fish 'n' chips on Friday nights - both regular and gluten-free - they are a HUGE success - even I can't get enough!!!:lol: My husband is pretty jerky too - 8 years of marriage - he has never bought me flowers without prompting and 'hates' dressing up to go out to dinner, we must have been out maybe 3 - 4 times for a meal at a nice restaurant and one of those times was our wedding in NYC!!
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang
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post #8 of 10
Hey Bombay,
This is off topic - but I reckon you should buy yourself a bunch of flowers and have them sitting at home with no card, no explanation....see what response you get :) Then maybe get your hair done and a new set of clothes - maybe this will perk up da man. Every lady needs spoiling - I know i like it when it happens (every blue moon!). Make him wonder what's going on - ack I am being evil - apologies in advance

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 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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post #9 of 10
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Probably get my wrist slapped for going off topic - but anyhoo! - THAT sounds like a great idea - I think I might just do that!! - will post results in the 'correct' place!:roll:
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang
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What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang
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post #10 of 10

i often make foodie gifts

chocolates, truffles, cakes, cookies,
chutneys, jams, pickles, onions, pickled garlic,

last year for valentines day I made my Bruce a valentines lunch and delivered it to him at work and ran off before he could see me :crazy::crazy: only prob was he was dissapointed he missed me and couldnt share it with me

I often give food as gifts, sometimes its meals sometimes its other things,
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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