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I found this on Face Book

Available today through Halloween at Target...Candy Corn Oreos...really ?

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post #2 of 18

Hottest thing on store shelves now  Candy Corn M&M s

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post #3 of 18
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NO!

Candy Corn flavored M&M’s?

I hadn’t seen that one yet…

I avoid the candy aisle for obvious reasons (we REALLY don’t need to be eating candy redface.gif)

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post #4 of 18

I'm the odd-ball friend everyone has who loves candy corn, but I'm always a HUGE butter-scotch fan.

post #5 of 18
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REALLY?

One of the restaurants that we went to on our road trip, I noticed this on menu

 

$4.95 for on extra plate?  MAN!

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post #6 of 18
kgirl ,a few thoughts......imo $4.95 for an extra plate is not expensive,out of line or even remotely out of the ballpark.....i charge a much higher split charge, depending on what the split is... If it's a simple pasta dish it's not as much a big deal as a single protein such as grilled fish or beef tenderloin filet or chicken piccata or a veal marsala is...if three pieces of veal scaloppine come on a normal order of veal marsala, how does one split that without looking skimpy or unbalanced? And then there are the sides.....1/2 size portions look ridiculous on a plate.....plating on smaller plates would help perhaps but you lose the esthetics...chefs hate that...at least i do,plus i don't have a lot of small plates
There is more to splitting a plate than meets the eye. what goes into an extra plate? more food, time, space to plate, garnishing, another plate for the dishwasher to wash, another plate for the server to serve and clear...plus, as a chef i want both plates to look equally as great as if it were the original one entree so the tendency is to 'over' split to achieve that balance. That should be compensated for. I couldn't help but notice that the place you ate at read 'entries' not entrees.....just curious,was it a British pub?.....also, from the prices it looks like a lunch menu...it would not surprise me if the split charge on their dinner menu were higher...much higher. i must say that as a chef, split plates are mostly just a PITA.....on busy nights they are not even worth the extra charge.....i truly hate them when its busy.....i don't like them in general, but on a busy night they can bury a small kitchen.....so we charge....never enough in my opinion.....but hey, the customer in your restaurant is always your customer at the time, so you do what you can.

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Edited by durangojo - 9/28/13 at 9:36pm

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post #7 of 18
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...  I couldn't help but notice that the menu read 'entries' not entrees.....just curious,was that a British pub?

joey

 

BAHAHAHA!!

You caught that did you?!  No, this is in a VERY small, rural township in Montana... and I watched the table across the (small) room from us ask for an extra plate so that the two ladies at the table could share a plate of pasta.  I could agree to an extra charge like that for TWO plates coming out of the kitchen for the price of one entree, that's reasonable.  But JUST a plate, no extra time and care from the chef ...  that's what they wanted.

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post #8 of 18
OTOH what you describe is right up there with horse thievery!
i hope the ladies pointed out to the server that they did not ask for their dish to be split just for an extra plate therefore should not be charged....pretty cheeky at that point for the restaurant to charge.
Edited by durangojo - 9/29/13 at 9:16am

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post #9 of 18
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NOPE!  All they asked for was an extra plate ... I don't think that they saw that on the menu, nor on their check.

I'm so glad that my husband and I are not squeamish about sharing our food.  I know that some folk just can't do it and have to have their own plate of food that no one else has touched.

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post #10 of 18
I don't mind sharing off my husband's plate at all....i just like my own plate so that i don't have to lean over or reach as much...it looks and is so much more ladylike, plus i like to season my food differently than he does, as in adding hot sauce, pepper flakes and obscene amounts of cheese and cracked black pepper, depending on what i'm eating. So it goes....wink.gif
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post #11 of 18
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Funny story…

 

My husband and I have been on a month long car trip across the Western United states, staying in hotels along the way. 

You all may have noticed that I like my wine; some of the states that we went to have ‘Blue Laws’,

so I always had wine (‘two buck Chuck’ from Trader Joe’s) packed in the back of the car.  

I don't drink the entire bottle in one night, so rather than transporting an open bottle in the car, I would pour the remaining wine into a plastic water bottle. 

 

My darling husband opened the mini `fridge one morning to get a drink of cold water … all I heard was gagging, chocking and spitting coming from the  bathroom …

 

he doesn’t drink.

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post #12 of 18

LOL K-girl... poor husband!! :lol:

post #13 of 18
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I know that wasn't nice of me, BUT, I thought there was something really WRONG with him...  I asked him, why didn't you just spit it out?  He couldn't, he was taking his meds!!!

BAHAHAHA!

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post #14 of 18
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Hottest thing on store shelves now  Candy Corn M&M s

 

Those are DISGUSTING. I must admit when I first saw them and fall was just around the corner I grabbed them and threw them in the checkout line somewhat excited about a play on a childhood memory. They didn't remind me of candy corn in the least. They were nothing more than overly sweet white chocolate m&ms colored in the colors of candy corn. I ate 2 as a first taste and threw the rest away.

post #15 of 18

Ahh.. Isn't that one of the most frustrating things? Grabbing something on the basis of a childhood memory and getting utterly disappointed by what they made out of it by now? :(

post #16 of 18
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Hottest thing on store shelves now  Candy Corn M&M s

 

I didn't see them in my neck of the woods last fall...

but as ES says, they are white chocolate, of which I am not a fan, I'll take a pass

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post #17 of 18
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A friend sent me this link:

 

Bacon Body Wash is going to change the way you wash. Before this fantastic product, when you wanted to shower with liquid bacon, your best bet would be to take a vat of bacon drippings into the shower with you and use it to moisturize. This resulted in glowing, shiny skin and clogged drains. This Bacon Body Wash brings the exhilarating aroma of bacon to yet another part of your morning routine. The friendly Mr. Bacon on the label wants you to smell like he does. Each plastic bottle holds 5 oz. of clear, meaty liquid soap.
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BAHAHAHA!!

 

This will make a great stocking stuffer this year!

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OH MY GOSH!!

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